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New England News
9:30 am
Sat June 28, 2014

New York No. 2 In US For Maple Syrup Production

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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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New York News
12:45 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

U.S. Agriculture Census Shows More Farms In New England

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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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New England News
6:30 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Report Spells Out Importance of Passing Farm Bill

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

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Hudson Valley News
12:45 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Orange County Receives Farm-To-School Grant

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

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Leahy Aide Brady Gets USDA Job for VT and NH

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

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New York News
10:15 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

U.S. Maple Syrup Production Hits Record High

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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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North Country News
10:15 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Vermont Town Getting $7.6m for Wastewater Treatment

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

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New York News
5:07 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

USDA Restores Monthly Milk Reports in Limited Form

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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.

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Hudson Valley News
9:00 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Senator to seek funding for local hops-growing

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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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New York News
11:59 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Feds: Mixed report for 2012 NY berry harvests

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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.

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