Ritchie unveils agricultural plan for 2016-17 State Senate budget

New York State Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan, center, and State Senator Patty Ritchie, left, learn about milking from farm owner Michael B. Kiechle, right, while at the Garden of Eden Farm. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

New York State Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan, center, and State Senator Patty Ritchie, left, learn about milking from farm owner Michael B. Kiechle, right, while at the Garden of Eden Farm. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

ALBANY — State Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie, R-Heuvelton, highlighted Tuesday a renewed agricultural focus in the 2016-17 Senate budget aimed at continuing financial, research and employment support for New York state’s agriculture industry. [Read more…]

Senate majority leader pays visit to Jefferson County dairy farm

New York State Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan, center, and State Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie, left, learn about milking from farm owner Michael B. Kiechle, right, while at the Garden of Eden Farm. By Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

New York State Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan, center, and State Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie, left, learn about milking from farm owner Michael B. Kiechle, right, while at the Garden of Eden Farm. By Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

PHILADELPHIA — State Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan acquired a new skill on his stop in Jefferson County on Wednesday: cow milking. [Read more…]