Mar 04, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York officials have formed a new task force to help farmers.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the task force will include farmers and state officials and will be charged with improving how state agencies work with people in the agriculture industry. The group will be called the Strategic Interagency Task Force on Lessening Obstacles to Agriculture, or SILO for short. 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 weather.
The best weather for sap is daytime temperatures in the low 40s and nighttime lows in the 20s. This winter has been so cold that many producers say they haven't been able to get any sap yet. 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
Feb 24, 2014 — HINESBURG, Vt. (AP) Vermont Smoke and Cure was growing so fast that the makers of sausage, bacon, ham and other smoked meats moved from Barre into a former cheese factory in... Go to full article
Feb 21, 2014 — This winter's cold temperatures are creating tough survival conditions for honeybees. Come spring, the bees will be relied on to pollinate upstate New York apple, cherry, and... Go to full article