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NORTH FORK, NY — Rep. Lee Zeldin is asking residents to weigh in by taking a new legislative survey.
As growers, aquaculture specialists and agriculture business advocates convened to meet with U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin at the Long Island Farm Bureau in Calverton on Saturday morning, one issue was top of mind: the labor shortage on Long Island.
Local farmers are worried. That much was clear from the conversation around the table at the L.I. Farm Bureau yesterday.
“The big elephant in the room is labor,” Jim Glover of Glover Perennials in Cutchogue told Rep. Lee Zeldin. “Labor is the biggest issue thwarting all of our efforts to do business in our industry,” he said.
Many farmers across the East End of Long Island are hoping their congressman will push for immigration reform in order to stabilize the local agricultural industry’s workforce and allow them to hire enough workers.
Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) addressed those concerns during the Long Island Farm Bureau’s annual breakfast meeting Saturday at its headquarters in Calverton.
"The Long Island Sound and Peconic Estuary are precious features of our life, culture and economy here in the First Congressional District of New York. We are blessed to be surrounded by water on three sides; however, with this blessing comes the responsibility of ensuring our waters are supported and protected.
U.S. Senators from New York and Connecticut together with the co-chairs of the House Long Island Sound Caucus today introduced legislation to continue funding for Long Island Sound water quality and shore restoration programs.
Westhampton Beach-based coastal geologist Aram Terchunian was one of two Long Islanders asked to share their expertise and insight at last week’s U.S. House of Representatives Housing and Insurance Subcommittee hearing focusing on the need for flood insurance reform.
WESTHAMPTON BEACH, NY — For years, East End residents have benefitted from Aram Terchunian's expertise on a plethora of coastal issues.
Legislation to provide a combined $65 million per year to protect Long Island Sound water quality and restore the shoreline has been introduced in the U.S. House and Senate.
The Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act would fund two programs at $40 million and $25 million per year through 2020, Congressional staffers said.
Rep. Lee Zeldin met with students from the Montauk Public School Wednesday, answering questions about the legislative process.
Zeldin joined eighth grade students from the Montauk Public School following their tour of the Capitol, a release said.
Zeldin then took a photo with the students in front of the Statue of Freedom in the Capitol Visitors Center.