U.S. Department of Agriculture

Federal Funding Heads Toward NY Watersheds

Jan 15, 2015
Daniel Case

New York’s two U.S. senators Wednesday announced federal funding for projects in New York watersheds. 

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New York State has edged out Maine to keep its spot as the nation's second biggest producer of maple syrup.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued its preliminary 2012 census of U.S. agriculture. Taken every five years, the census released Thursday indicates that there are more farms in New England.

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The White House Rural Council has released a report that outlines the need for Congressional passage of the Farm Bill.

Orange County Receives Farm-To-School Grant

Nov 22, 2013

A New York congressman and a county executive say federal money will help schools purchase local produce.

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An aide to Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy is getting a new job.

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U.S. maple syrup production soared to a record 3.2 million gallons this year, boosted by good weather and a high number of syrup taps in use.

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The Vermont town of Randolph is getting $7.6 million for a new wastewater treatment plant.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's statistical arm has reversed a plan to eliminate some monthly reports that dairy farmers and milk processors say are important to their business.

Senator Charles Schumer
WAMC Photo

LAGRANGEVILLE – Standing outside one of the hops drying houses at Eastern View Farms & Dutchess Hops in Lagrangeville on Monday, US Senator Charles Schumer pledged to work with the US Small Business Administration and Department of Agriculture to get funding for local farmers to grow hops and buy equipment.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal agriculture officials say New York's strawberry crop took a hit last year, but blueberry production was up.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says strawberry production dropped to 3.2 million pounds, down 11 percent from 2011. Many farms reported shortened seasons because of a snap of cold weather that generally hit early crops around the state.