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From NCPR Blogs:
In the last month alone, Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued no fewer than 11 press releases about agriculture in New York State. There was a 72% increase in the number of farm-based alcohol licenses, to produce and sell beer, liquor, cider, and wine....
Yesterday I talked with Amy Ivy (of Coop. Extension) about a neat event in Plattsburgh Saturday afternoon that’ll bring people who want to eat local food together with people who produce food, local food, even in this dead part of...
Yesterday, the USDA released its first run of data from the census of agriculture conducted in 2012. It's the first time we've had new numbers about what's happening on farms in five years. I summarized the snapshot in my story this morning. Here...
Mar 10, 2014 — A recent study finds that a casino's expansion was associated with an increase in family income in its community. In turn, that increase in household income helped lead to a decrease in childhood obesity.
Mar 10, 2014 — Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman first invested against Herbalife, then lobbied politicians to go after the company. Eric Lipton of The New York Times reported on the story, and he has more details.
Mar 10, 2014 — Organizations are trying to find ways to get people with lower incomes to save more. One program urges families to set aside a part of their tax refunds so they have money for emergencies.
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The Artful Blogger grew up in Lafargeville, made his bones on Wall Street, and returned to the North Country in 2003, settling in Clayton to raise his family and dabble in the markets.