Mar 10, 2014 — Just like big farms, the backyard garden can benefit from rotating vegetable crops. Cornell Cooperative Extension Horticulturist Amy Ivy says small-scale crop rotation can minimize pests and disease and increase yields. Todd Moe spoke with Amy about deciding which crops to plant in the vegetable garden from one year to the next. She says a knowledge of vegetables and their botanical families is helpful. Go to full article
Mar 07, 2014 — It seems like state leaders are sowing acres of ideas these days to boost New York's farming economy. This week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the creation of New York's first ever inter-agency task force on agriculture. The idea is to help farmers cut through the bureaucratic red tape that's an obstacle to growth.
Also this week, North Country Sen. Patty Ritchie unveiled a plan to encourage more young farmers to enter the business. Go to full article
Mar 03, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Maple producers across New York are planning open houses the last two weekends in March, but so far the season is off to a slow start because of frigid... Go to full article
Feb 26, 2014 — SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Vermont has a new program, created by farmers, to help dairy farmers better manage their operations. Officials say it was developed by individual... Go to full article
Feb 26, 2014 — Agriculture is changing quickly in New York. Greek yogurt is reshaping the dairy industry. Maple syrup is becoming big business. And microbrewers, distillers, and hop-growers... Go to full article
Feb 24, 2014 — Most gardens are a long way from yielding those delicious spring and summer veggies, but you could still make a meal of the food on offer from professional growers, livestock... Go to full article