Black Dirt region http://wamc.org en NYS Resolution Honors Orange County Farmer http://wamc.org/post/nys-resolution-honors-orange-county-farmer <p>A New York state Assemblywoman Thursday will honor a farmer in her district for his efforts on behalf of the agriculture community.</p><p>Chris Pawelski is a fourth-generation onion farmer, and owns Pawelski Farms in Orange County’s Black Dirt region.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 01:57:42 +0000 Allison Dunne 66408 at http://wamc.org NYS Resolution Honors Orange County Farmer Hudson Valley Congressman's Bill Reforms Crop Insurance http://wamc.org/post/hudson-valley-congressmans-bill-reforms-crop-insurance <p>New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat, has introduced his first bill since taking office in January. It has to do with better protecting fruit and vegetable farmers when it comes to crop insurance.</p><p>Maloney says The CROP Act, or The Creating Reliability for Our Producers Act, aims to reform crop insurance to help so-called specialty crop farmers, namely, fruit and vegetable growers.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 19:16:55 +0000 Allison Dunne 60295 at http://wamc.org Hudson Valley Congressman's Bill Reforms Crop Insurance