Sep 02, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Apple-picking season is underway in New York and growers are expecting another good year, following 2013's record crop.
New York Farm Bureau spokesman Steve Ammerman tells The Saratogian that growers in the state are expected to harvest more than 30 million bushels this fall. Last year, they picked a record 32 million bushels. The average is around 29 million bushels. Go to full article
Sep 02, 2014 — A new invasive insect that devastates berry crops threatens millions of dollars worth of the fall harvest in the northeast. It's called the Asian spotted wing fruit fly, and it was found in the North Country late last month.
In a press release, Paul Hetzler, of the Canton office of Cornell Cooperative Extension, says a female fruit fly was caught in a monitoring trap near Canton on August 25. Go to full article
Aug 29, 2014 — Starting next week dairy producers can sign up for the United State Department of Agriculture's (USDA) new insurance plan. It's called the margin protection program, part of... Go to full article
Aug 27, 2014 — BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is visiting Vermont on Thursday to discuss funding related to improving water quality... Go to full article
Aug 13, 2014 — The average age of a dairy farmer in New York is 57 according to the latest farm census figures. That means many North Country dairy farms are thinking about the next... Go to full article
Aug 11, 2014 — MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Northeast berry growers are learning ways to combat an invasive fruit fly that wiped out 80 percent of some farms' late-season fruit two years ago,... Go to full article
Aug 08, 2014 — CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says the Obama administration is bringing its "Made in Rural America" export forum to upstate New York. Gillibrand, a member of... Go to full article