Jun 10, 2013 — The 2013 Farm Bill is expected to get a final vote in the US Senate Monday evening. It's a thousand-page document detailing a host of policies, from conservation to business development. According to the National Farmers Union, more than 75 percent of the bill will support food stamps, and food assistance abroad.
The bill includes an amendment introduced by Senator Chuck Schumer he says will help the state's dairy farmers supply a fast-growing yogurt industry. Go to full article
Jun 10, 2013 — Several hundred giant freighters slip through the St. Lawrence Seaway every year. They're guided by vessel traffic controllers from a squat building on top of the Eisenhower Lock in Massena.
The master control room looks straight out of Star Trek. Half a dozen big flat screens show computerized displays of real-time traffic along the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario. Go to full article
Jun 10, 2013 — As the growing season kicks into gear, flowers and vegetables are in a race against weeds. And the weeds will win, unless the playing field is knocked askew by some timely... Go to full article