Chris Pawelski

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Back in December, we brought you a series on student loan debt. One of the stories focused on young farmers, who face unique challenges. Now, a follow-up: one of the young farmers in our original story is starting her season with a lot more green than she had hoped.

This was Leanna Mulvihill in December.

“I have about $18,000 in debt. I went to a state school and I got a scholarship, so I got really lucky as far as the costs of college go, but I still have debt.”

And this is Mulvihill today.

NY Farm Bureau Tells EPA To Ditch The Rule

Nov 25, 2014

The comment period has closed for a proposed rule concerning the federal Clean Water Act. Before the deadline, the New York Farm Bureau barraged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a few thousand postcards. Meanwhile, EPA says there are several misconceptions.

NYS Resolution Honors Orange County Farmer

Jun 5, 2013
Courtesy of Chris Pawelski

A New York state Assemblywoman Thursday will honor a farmer in her district for his efforts on behalf of the agriculture community.

Chris Pawelski is a fourth-generation onion farmer, and owns Pawelski Farms in Orange County’s Black Dirt region.

Doug Kerr, flickr

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.

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.

House Bill Looks to Protect Specialty Crop Farmers

Mar 20, 2013
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Tuesday was National Agriculture Day, and a Congressman from New York took the opportunity to introduce a bipartisan bill to help specialty crop farmers.

Hudson Valley Representative Sean Patrick Maloney introduced his first bill, the CROP Act, or The Creating Reliability for Our Producers Act.