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Bob Andrews measures his favorite crop.
Bob Andrews measures his favorite crop.

A Year on the Farm #5: an ode to corn

Each Monday this winter, we're re-listening to David Sommerstein's A Year on the Farm series. In 2006, David spent time each month on Bob Andrews dairy farm near Gouverneur to learn more about what farmers do every day. It's August now. Last week, David learned all about hay. The other big crop for dairy farmers is corn, and it's Bob Andrews' favorite. So today's edition of A Year on the Farm is an ode to corn.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/2/07

From Albany, praise and admiration for Governor Eliot Spitzer's budget proposals and the potential impact on the environment and tourism... But also anger as to what the new Governor's proposed budget could do to nursing homes... Hard nose the highway: One North Country town's fight against the DOT and wider roads... And on 'Heard Up North,' a snowy and below-zero trek to the top of Azure Mountain.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/1/07

Deconstructing Governor Eliot Spitzer's proposed budget... A possible merger of two North Country police departments... And St. Lawrence County is named one of the top ten places to live in rural America.  Go to full article

North Country reacts to budget speech

Martha Foley talks with NCPR Adirondack Bureau Chief Brian Mann about Spitzer's budget proposal and what it could mean for the North Country.  Go to full article

Luring farmers north

St. Lawrence County's "Come Farm With Us" program might get a boost from the Progressive Farmer coverage. Launched in 2002 by Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida and St. Lawrence Counties, the marketing effort reaches beyond New York State to entice farmers to move north. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/31/07

Governor Eliot Spitzer's proposed budget, by the numbers... And heated debate over cell phone towers on the Northway.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/30/07

An in-depth look at the Big Tupper resort... Governor Spitzer by the numbers... And we hear about a regional program that's enticing farmers to move to the North Country.  Go to full article

Winter wit on a cold morning

Indian Lake resident Daisy Kelly helps keep an eye on the weather for NCPR in the southern Adirondacks. She phoned-in a couple of bitterly cold temperature updates early this morning, and later shared some mid-winter wit and wisdom with Martha Foley and Todd Moe.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/29/07

The Adirondack Park & Resort Club takes another step forward... Governor Spitzer drafts tough new guidelines for public schools... And, what the hay, another installment of 'A Year on the Farm.'  Go to full article

Tupper developer says Saratoga firms may share project

Developer Michael Foxman says he's in negotiation with three outside firms that might take over development of homes and great camps at the new resort proposed for Tupper Lake. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

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