Agriculture

New York News
3:51 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Returning Veterans Turn To Agriculture

Credit Marc Silva

As veterans come home to New York from military service, many are considering careers in agriculture.

We've heard many stories about young vets returning from service, unable to find jobs, having difficulties re-adjusting to civilian life. Yet, there are many opportunities available: among them, programs accentuating farming in its various forms. Cornell University has developed a Small Farms Program to support returning veterans.

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New York News
1:00 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Farmers Fight EPA Over Proposed Water Rule

A federally proposed water rule has New York farmers and others around the nation up in arms. They see it as an attempt to regulate virtually all water, and warn if implemented, the measure will raise the phrase "red tape" to a whole new level.

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New England News
6:27 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Farmers' Markets A Welcome Sight After Long Winter

Credit WAMC

After a long harsh winter, spring has arrived in the northeast, heralded by the return of farmers’ markets throughout the region.

The Farmers’ Market at Forest Park in Springfield, Massachusetts opened for a new season Tuesday afternoon with more than two dozen vendors and a steady stream of visitors.

Bill Malloy of Springfield bought basil and plants for his home garden.  

" It's just super. It  really convinces you that spring is here. Everybody is having a good time and you get to buy food too."

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Berkshire Grown March Maple Dinner

   Berkshire Grown supports and promotes local agriculture as a vital part of the Berkshire community, economy, and landscape. They are the “go to” network linking farmers and the Berkshire community; through events, workshops, promotions, advocacy, and education highlighting locally grown and produced food.

This year’s Berkshire Grown March Maple Dinner will take place on March 24 at Cranwell Resort in Lenox, MA. Area chefs will celebrate the first harvest of the season with a five-course dinner created using maple products from regional maple producers.

Here to tell us more about Barbara Zheutlin, the Executive Director of Berkshire Grown and Melissa Leab from Ioka Valley Farm.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue March 18, 2014

"Pure And Modern Milk" By Kendra Smith-Howard

  In Kendra Smith-Howard’s new book, Pure and Modern Milk, she tells the history of a nearly universal consumer product, and sheds light on America's food industry. Today, she notes, milk reaches supermarkets in an entirely different state than it had at its creation.

She examines the cultural, political, and social context, discussing the attempts to reform the production and distribution of this once-perilous product in the Progressive Era, the history of butter between the world wars, dairy waste at mid-century, and the postwar landscape of mass production.

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WAMC News
6:30 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

New Task Force And Legislation Focus On New York Agriculture

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has formed a new task force to strengthen agriculture in the state.

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North Country News
8:45 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Farm Bureau Discusses National Priorities

Credit New York Farm Bureau

The New York Farm Bureau discussed its national agricultural priorities during a conference call Tuesday morning.

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New England News
4:05 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Farm Interests Relieved Farm Bill Passed

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Congress passed the 2014 Farm Bill last week and President Obama is expected to sign it into law on Friday. While farmers in the region say they did not get all they wanted in the bill, what passed is acceptable.

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New England News
12:45 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Federal Farm Bill And State Agricultural Priorities Discussed By Farm Advocates

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

 

The New York Farm Bureau outlined its state priorities and discussed the just-passed federal Farm Bill during a conference call this morning.

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Hudson Valley News
10:57 am
Sun December 8, 2013

Orange County Officials Seek Public Input On Ag Plan

Credit Doug Kerr, flickr

In New York, Orange County officials want to know what the public thinks about a new agriculture plan.

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