dairy farming http://wamc.org en Time To Split Food Stamps From Farm Bill? http://wamc.org/post/time-split-food-stamps-farm-bill <p>In the aftermath of the Farm Bill’s failure in the House last week, a movement to break it in two is gaining traction.<br><br>The 234-195 defeat of the 2013 Farm Bill in the House came as a surprise to many and a wakeup call to some - cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly known as "food stamps," became a major hurdle to progress in getting Congress to bolster farm and food programs. The $75-billion food stamp program was hotly debated.<br> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 16:40:18 +0000 Dave Lucas 67814 at http://wamc.org Time To Split Food Stamps From Farm Bill? NY Farmers Want 2% Ag Assessment Cap http://wamc.org/post/ny-farmers-want-2-ag-assessment-cap <p>The New York Farm Bureau’s efforts to cap rising agricultural property taxes are gaining legislative momentum.</p><p>While Governor Andrew Cuomo touts his business-boosting Tax Free New York proposal, the state's farmers are thirsting for relief: New York farmers pay $38.41 per acre in property taxes, according to Farm Credit East. That is the second highest rate in the country.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 20:41:30 +0000 Dave Lucas 66386 at http://wamc.org NY Farmers Want 2% Ag Assessment Cap Senator Outlines Priorities For New York Farms http://wamc.org/post/senator-outlines-priorities-new-york-farms <p>As the Farm Bill moves through the Senate Agriculture Committee as early as this week, then on to full Senate consideration, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a teleconference today in which she outlined her priorities for the legislation to strengthen New York State’s agriculture industry and rural communities.</p><p>Gillibrand, New York’s first member of the Senate Agriculture Committee in nearly four decades, put together a letter, signed by 32 other senators, to cut crop insurance subsidies and hold off any food stamp cuts.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 19:43:59 +0000 Dave Lucas 64084 at http://wamc.org Senator Outlines Priorities For New York Farms New York State Senator Patty Ritchie - "Grown in New York" http://wamc.org/post/new-york-state-senator-patty-ritchie-grown-new-york <p>Several New York state Senators gathered this morning at the capitol in Albany to introduce a package of legislation they say would strengthen the state’s agricultural industry.</p><p>WAMC’s Patrick Donges spoke with Senator Patty Ritchie, Republican of the 48th district and chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee about the "Grown in New York" plan.</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 20:30:00 +0000 59156 at http://wamc.org New York State Senator Patty Ritchie - "Grown in New York" Kirk Kardashian - Milk Money http://wamc.org/post/kirk-kardashian-milk-money <p></p><p>In his new book &nbsp;Milk Money, Dartmouth’s <a href="http://kirkkardashian.com/">Kirk Kardashian</a> asks whether it is right that family farmers in America should toil so hard, produce a food so wholesome and so popular, and still lose money. He looks to uncover the hidden forces behind dairy farm consolidation, and explains why milk--a staple commodity subject to both government oversight and industry collusion--has proven so tricky to stabilize.</p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:23:12 +0000 Joe Donahue 50584 at http://wamc.org Kirk Kardashian - Milk Money Study Reveals Big Challenges for Berkshire Farms http://wamc.org/post/study-reveals-big-challenges-berkshire-farms <p>A study looking at the current and future state of agriculture in the Berkshires is already revealing some bad news. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports….</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 21:56:35 +0000 Lucas Willard 46529 at http://wamc.org Study Reveals Big Challenges for Berkshire Farms