Oct 28, 2013 — There's still no Farm Bill this year.
The Farm Bill sets policy for agriculture nationwide. But most of the bill--money-wise--goes to food stamps. And disagreement over cuts to food stamps has held the overall bill up for over a year.
This week, members of the House and Senate will start hashing out a new compromise version of the bill. At a visit to a North Country soybean farm, Congressman Bill Owens said that may mean progress. Go to full article
Oct 25, 2013 — Next week, Congress will begin negotiating a new Farm Bill. One of the major sticking points is the food stamp program. The House and Senate are very far away over how much to cut from food stamps, but it seems likely there will be a cut of some sort.
But food stamps are not the only option for low-income families. The Food Bank of Central NY is offering discounted packages of healthy food to anybody - no questions asked. Go to full article
Oct 22, 2013 — At the end of the month, families who depend on food stamps will start getting less money for their groceries. On November 1st, a boost to food stamps from the federal... Go to full article
Sep 27, 2013 — A farmer cooperative in St. Lawrence County is getting a federal grant to sell more local produce to schools and hospitals. As David Sommerstein reports, the North Country... Go to full article
Sep 26, 2013 — NCPR is media sponsor for the Adirondack Rural Skills and Homesteading Festival this Saturday (10-to-4) at the Paul Smiths VIC. Exhibitions will include logging and farming... Go to full article
Sep 26, 2013 — A new commercial kitchen in Sackets Harbor is starting to help small food producers grow their businesses. The shared-use facility is the first of its kind in Jefferson... Go to full article