Canton, NY, Jun 17, 2013 — Dairy farmers - and their workers - have a lot at stake in the immigration debate underway in Washington.
A survey by Cornell University found that 2,600 Spanish-speaking people work on New York dairy farms. Of them, two thirds or more are here illegally. That's in part because there's no visa program for the kind of year-round workers dairy farms need.
The Senate's reform plan offers dairy farms new options for a legal supply of immigrant labor.
Undocumented Latino workers are scattered on bunches of dairy farms in the North Country. David Sommerstein spoke with some of them to see what they think of immigration reform. Go to full article
Jun 17, 2013 — Tomatoes love sun and warm temperatures. Both have been in very short supply this growing season, and there are more cool days and nights in this week's forecast. In their weekly conversation, Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy tells Martha Foley the dreary-looking young tomato plants WILL flourish, once the weather changes, but it's important to do what you can to make sure they have some care and feeding in the meantime. Go to full article
Jun 12, 2013 — Lake Champlain is about to get a little cleaner. A new boat, a sort of waterborne honey-wagon that collects sewage from boaters' tanks, was christened yesterday in Burlington. 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
Plattsburgh, NY, Jun 06, 2013 — Violinist and tenor Peter De Sotto is one of the founding members of Quartetto Gelato, now celebrating their 20th anniversary and touring in support of a new recording... Go to full article
Jun 04, 2013 — A Massachusetts company wants to build an underwater transmission line from Plattsburgh to Burlington. The line could give New York state energy producers access to a new... Go to full article
Jun 03, 2013 — Warm, moist weather over the last few days brought on a rush of transplanting, staking and mulching in many North Country gardens. It's been an up-and-down spring, with... Go to full article
Jun 03, 2013 — During his visit to Plattsburgh last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo said he's confident that talks with the Mohawk community will reach an accord over land issues in the North... Go to full article
Jun 03, 2013 — The Air Force has a released a new environmental impact statement indicating that more people will be affected by noise from the F-35 if the plane is based in Burlington. But... Go to full article
May 31, 2013 — Governor Andrew Cuomo barnstormed across Upstate New York yesterday, trying to build political support for a new network of tax-free zones around many of the state's colleges... Go to full article