crops http://wamc.org en Good start lets NY crops ward off drought in 2012 http://wamc.org/post/good-start-lets-ny-crops-ward-drought-2012 <p></p><p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture says rain in late summer and early fall of 2012 helped save crops in most of the state.</p><p>The USDA says production of grain corn, soybeans, wheat and oat crops all increased from the previous year. Soybeans were estimated at a record high 14.4 million bushels, 20 percent more than was harvested in 2011.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 13:04:10 +0000 Associated Press 55748 at http://wamc.org Good start lets NY crops ward off drought in 2012 NY Says Apple Crop is Hurt, Aid Sought for Farmers http://wamc.org/post/ny-says-apple-crop-hurt-aid-sought-farmers <p>New York legislators say the state&#39;s important apple crop took a beating this spring.</p><p>Lawmakers are proposing the Family Farmers and Apple Growers Relief Act. They say apple growers have lost as much as 75 percent of this year&#39;s crop, a major commodity in New York.</p><p>Assemblymen Jim Tedisco, George Amedore and Pete Lopez are joining in the measure with Senators Hugh Farley and Patty Ritchie, chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee.</p><p>The Republicans say New York is the second largest apple growing state with 694 farms that employ more than 10,000 people.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 11:04:28 +0000 40351 at http://wamc.org NY Says Apple Crop is Hurt, Aid Sought for Farmers NY Growers Worry about Buds as Temperature Plunges http://wamc.org/post/ny-growers-worry-about-buds-temperature-plunges <p>Upstate New York growers are watching fruit trees anxiously as a strong cold front sweeps through the region, bringing frost that could damage buds.&nbsp; WAMC&#39;s Tristan O&rsquo;Neill reports&hellip;</p><p>Many fruit trees have started to bud as much as four weeks ahead of schedule because of the unusual warmth in recent weeks.</p><p>Wayne County orchard owner Stephanie Craft tells the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle that she and her husband Gary won&#39;t be able to sleep Monday night. The temperature is expected to drop to about 23 degrees.</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 11:36:06 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 35423 at http://wamc.org NY Growers Worry about Buds as Temperature Plunges