Hudson Valley News
8:45 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Suburban Agriculture Bill Is Signed Into Law In NYS

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a suburban agriculture bill. A Hudson Valley lawmaker had sponsored the bill in the Assembly.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue November 11, 2014

'Field Exercises: How Veterans Are Healing Themselves Through Farming And Outdoor Activities'

    There are nearly twenty-five million veterans and active-duty soldiers in North America. Some experts estimate that more than one quarter of these men and women suffer from post-traumatic distress, and many other military persons experience difficulty reintegrating into civilian life.

The new book: Field Exercises: How Veterans Are Healing Themselves through Farming and Outdoor Activities shares the stories of men and women who are finding relief from stressful and traumatic military experiences, while also establishing community networks and other peer support initiatives. Stephanie Westlund has authored the book and holds a PhD in peace and conflict studies. She has been conducting research with veterans since 2009.

Hudson Valley News
12:48 pm
Sun August 17, 2014

Key Part Of Community, 4-H Readies For Busy Fair Season

15-year-old Ethan Martell leads his cow Minney at the Junior Holstein Show at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds.
Credit Aubrey Mulvey

With both the Dutchess County Fair and the New York State Fair preparing to open their doors, many young people are gearing up for the rides, games, and food. But some have much more to do. The young members of the organization 4-H are busy preparing their animals and projects for presentation across the country. For people involved in 4-H activities, the organization is an important part of the community.

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New York News
2:40 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

In New York, More Local Ingredients Make More Local Beer

Picking hops on the Garrison farm.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

On a September evening, Greg Garrison and his family are preparing to pick the last of their first harvest of hops at their farm in Ballston, New York. After pulling the load of bines off the back of a truck, the hops are loaded onto an angled table.

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Capital Region News
1:10 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Carolyn Mugar and Jennifer Fahy - Farm Aid 2013 Comes To SPAC

On June 14 Farm Aid announced that its annual benefit concert will, for the first time, be held at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Today the concert lineup was announced: artists slated to perform include Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews. Additional artists include Jack Johnson, Amos Lee, Kacey Musgraves, and Toad the Wet Sprocket. 

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New York News
4:01 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

TAP New York Festival Toasts NY Craft Beer Culture And Industry

Just inside the gates at the TAP New York Craft Beer & Fine Food Festival, April 28, 2013.
Credit Patrick Donges

A festival this weekend in New York’s Greene County highlighted the recent expansion of craft brewing across the state. WAMC’s Patrick Donges was there.

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New England News
6:00 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Farmers Show Support For Bill to Expand Meat and Poultry Production in Mass.

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Farmers and agricultural advocates are rallying behind a piece of legislation that promises to expand the potential for local meat and poultry processing in Massachusetts.

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New England News
12:01 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Volunteers Seek to Strengthen Farms in Central Berkshires

A farm in Egremont, MA
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

A grassroots initiative designed to strengthen the agricultural economy and address the needs of area farmers has kicked off in the Central Berkshires. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

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