North Country News
1:30 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Farmers Question FDA Officials on Proposed Food Safety Rules

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Food and Drug Administration officials heard from hundreds of farmers from Vermont and New Hampshire during a listening session earlier this week on new food safety rules under consideration by the federal agency.

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New York News
8:04 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Good start lets NY crops ward off drought in 2012

Credit USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says rain in late summer and early fall of 2012 helped save crops in most of the state.

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.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon December 10, 2012

"Buying the Farm" by Tom Fels

Longtime North Bennington resident, museum curator and author Tom Fels is back telling farm stories, specifically about the Montague Farm. His new book is Buying The Farm: Peace and War on a Sixties Commune.

Fels is following up on the success of his book Farm Friends in which he told the story of the many of personalities of Montague Farm, a commune in western Massachusetts where he spent four years, from 1969 to 1973. His latest offering is a comprehensive history of that same cooperative from its inception to the present day.

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The Roundtable
11:45 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Bet the Farm at Verdigris Tea

In 2008, farmers grew enough to feed twice the world's population, yet more people starved than ever before—and most of them were farmers.

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New England News
12:50 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Expo To Benefit Working Horse Sanctuary Farm

Blue Star Equiculture

An organic farm in western Massachusetts is the officially designated retirement place for the carriage horses of New York’s Central Park.  Blue Star Equiculture of Palmer Massachusetts is participating in an event this weekend where people will have a chance to learn more about its unique mission to help working horses.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Blue Star Equiculture’s executive director, Pamela Rickenbach.

North Country News
8:04 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Vermont to Expand Farm to School Program

Vermont is planning to expand a program that connects schools to local farms.  WAMC's Tristan O'Neill reports...

Since 2006, the Vermont Farm to School program has provided nearly 50 Vermont schools with funding to get more nutritious food into cafeterias and nutrition and agriculture education into classrooms.

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