FIA in the News

FIANY & NY Farm Bureau working closely to ensure that the supply chain remains healthy.

NY poised to sack plastic bags, February 26, 2020,
Bag ban education campaign underway
February 25, 2020,
Concerns raised over effectiveness of upcoming NY plastic bag ban
February 13, 2020,

What You Need to Know About the Plastic Bag BanFebruary 13, 2020,

Plastic bag ban will be ‘chaotic’ until state finalizes specifics of law, February 11, 2020,
Price Chopper, Hannaford to end free bags at checkout
, January 28, 2020,

Acting State Supreme Court Justice Blocks NY Ban on Flavored Vaping Products January 13, 2020, Spectrumlocalnews.comActing State Supreme Court Justice Blocks NY Ban on Flavored Vaping Products

NY Governor Wants to Ban Foam Food Containers, Packing Peanuts January 7, 2020, Business Groups Urge Approval of Regulatory Relief Bills, 8/12/19

Buffalo News: Questions, but no answers on the state law to ban plastic bags, 8/11/19  An Open Letter to All New Yorkers on the Potential Death of Economic Development in New York State, 6/4/19  NYC Businesses Distribute Letter Against Reynoso's Waste Legislation 6/3/19

Crain's New York:  Business groups blast de Blasio's paid vacation proposal 5/28/19

Newsday:  Experts predict surge in paper bag use if Nassau doesn't implement 5-cent fee 5/11/19  New York City shoppers to be charged for paper bags in environmental crackdown 4/23/19

LI  Nassau Republicans oppose 5-cent fee on paper bags despite support from activists in Rockville Centre, Long Island 4/18/19

Times Union:  New York aims to curb food waste 4/16/19

The Epoch Times:  NYC May Start Charging 5 Cents for Paper Bags After State Bans Plastic Ones 4/8/19  New Rule mandates food waste in New York must be donated or recycled 4/3/19

WSKG.ORG:  Is New York's Ban on Single Use Plastic Bags Sustainable? 4/2/19

Newsday:  Budget: Businesses must donate excess food; counties can decide paper bags fee 4/2/19

News12 Long Island:  Say so long to single-use bags: Budget bringing bag ban to NY 4/1/19 

WXXI News:  Is Banning Single Use Plastic Bags Sustainable? 4/1/19

Watertown Daily Times:  State Plan to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags 3/3/19

Times Union: Budge Deal Likely to Include New Opioid Tax 3/29/19

The Buffalo News:  As Plastic Bag Ban Looms in New York State, Shoppers Wonder: Now What? 3/29/19

Burlington Free Press:  NY's Plastic Bag Ban: How Will It Work? When Does It Take Effect? 3/29/19

USA Today:  New York Nears Ban on Plastic Bags and a Fee for Paper Bags 3/28/19

The New York Times: Plastic Bags to Be Banned in New York; Second Statewide Ban, After California 3/28/19

Times Union:  Plastic Bag Ban to Take Effect Next March 3/28/19

The Wall Street Journal:  New York Lawmakers Are Near Deal on Plastic-Bag Ban  3/27/19

WBFO 88.7:  Plastic Bag Ban Gaining Momentum in Albany 3/28/19

WNYC.ORG:  Plastic Bag Ban Gaining Momentum in Albany 3/27/19

AUBURNPUB.COM:  NY budget: Cuomo, legislative leaders close to agreement on plastic bag ban 3/28/19

WRVO.ORG:  Plastic bag ban gaining momentum in Albany 3/28/19

Democrat and Chronicle:  New York nears plastic-bag ban and a fee for paper bags 3/27/19

Newsday:  Long Island food-safety violations fall 10 percent from 2017 to 2018 3/27/19

Newsday:  Suffok plastic bag use down by 1.1 billion, reports say 3/22/19

News12 Long Island: 1 billion fewer plastic bags in Suffolk thanks to new law 3/21/19

Riverhead Local:  Residents speak out in favor of proposed polystyrene, single-use plastics restrictions 3/8/19

Spectrum News: Food Industry Alliance Joins Push Against Single Payer 3/7/19 

Watertown Daily Times:  Expanding recycling law hurts food retailers 3/5/19

HudsonValley360:  Delgado concerned about grocery stores as shutdown continues 1/22/2019

WAER 88.3: Gov. Cuomo's Plastic Bag Ban Proposal Draws Concern, Mixed Support 1/17/2019

Watertown Daily Times: Governor outlines “Justice Agenda,” budget priorities in State of the State 1/16/2019

The New York Times: A New York Plastic Ban: What is Cuomo Proposing and Is It a Good Thing? 1/15/2019

Times Union: Budget React-O-Mat™ – Interest group edition 1/15/2019

WHEC News 10: Local shoppers respond to Cuomo's plastic bag ban proposal 1/14/2019

Schenectady Daily Gazette: Plastic bag ban among Cuomo proposals 1/14/2019

WAMC: NY Gov Proposes Plastic Bag Ban And Bottle Bill Expansion 01/14/2019

Albany Business Review: Why these food retail executives want more than a ban on plastic bags 1/14/2019

New York Business Journal: Business groups, grocery proponents oppose Cuomo's plastic bag ban 1/14/2019

The Daily Caller:  Andrew Cuomo wants to ban plastic bags across New York  01/14/2019

News Day: Cuomo wants statewide plastic bag ban, more redeemable bottles  01/14/2019

Times Union:  Food Industry Alliance opposes plastic bag ban in New York  01/08/2019  

The Daily Star: In Our Opinion: It's time for NY to ban plastic bags  01/02/2/19


Press-Republican: State to weigh plastic-bag ban in 2019 12/31/2018