From NCPR Blogs:
Two dairy farms, both in northern New York, both succeeding economically. But they have very different definitions of what “sustainable” means in the context of farming. Today, The Dirt’s Julie Grant compared on the radio the 1,500...
Connecticut made headlines last week for passing the nation’s first GMO labeling law. It would mean that foods containing genetically modified organisms would need to be labeled as such before being sold in the state. But Connecticut’s law only...
It was somewhere around ten years ago, I was in graduate school and wanted to write my thesis about how women were changing agriculture. Anecdotally, two different girl friends were starting to farm, and I visited a dairy woman in Johnstown,...
Where ever you live, it’s fun to have diverse options for quick, inexpensive eating. Some cities have better street food than others. Hong Kong tops this “top 10″ list. Frankly, I am more than suspicious of those rankings....
There’s been a media hub-bub since yesterday about the so-called dark side of NY’s Greek yogurt boom. A report by Justin Elliott in Modern Farmer explains that making one ounce of smooth, creamy, protein-packed yogurt, like Fage and...
News stories tagged with "business"
Mar 31, 2003 — Businesses in New York are worried that the state legislature will make them pay for eduation and health care restorations, by closing off some corporate tax loopholes. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
by Karen Kelly
Jan 22, 2003 — The recent bankruptcy of the Ottawa Senators has once again drawn attention to the weak Canadian dollar. Teams say it's tough for them to pay the players' American salaries with Canadian currency, which is worth about 65 cents, American. The exchange rate provides a substantial advantage for others, notably American shoppers. And you'd think they'd be streaming across the border looking for bargains. But they're not, as reporter Karen Kelly found in Ottawa. Go to full article
Jan 16, 2003 — A major new study released yesterday in Canada has found that snowmobile riding is top cause of severe winter sport injuries. The report - published by a non-profit group based in Ottawa - surveyed trauma cases in emergency rooms across Canada. As Brian Mann reports, researchers blamed the injuries on alcohol and high speeds. Go to full article
Jan 06, 2003 — Snowmobile clubs in Lewis, Jefferson, and St. Lawrence counties and across New York State have had to close their trail systems after discovering their insurance policy doesn't cover snowmobile riders. The interruption comes at the height of the season that generates tens of millions of dollars for local economies. As David Sommerstein reports, irresponsible drivers are fueling a perception that the sport is too dangerous to insure. Go to full article
Dec 12, 2002 — The state's business lobby says it's in favor of tuition increases for students at New York's public colleges. That stance has angered some students at the State University of New York. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Dec 10, 2002 — The state's business leaders say New York lawmakers should take a hard look at reducing state spending before they think about raising taxes to plug New York's budget gap. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Nov 27, 2002 — State and local lawmakers are hopeful after a meeting Monday with Alcoa officials and the New York Power Authority to find ways to cut costs at Alcoa's East plant in Massena. Alcoa has told plant officials to cut $23 million from next year's budget, which could endanger the jobs of more than 125 workers. David Sommerstein talks with Ken McDonnell, mayor of the village of Massena, about the challenges the plant faces. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Nov 19, 2002 — Senator Charles Schumer is courting Walmart for the heart of the Adirondacks. In a letter last week, Schumer encouraged Walmart's CEO to look at putting in store in Saranac Lake or in the nearby village of Tupper Lake. Like many North Country communities, the two villages were home to Ames department stores, which closed this fall. Martha Foley talks with Mark Kurtz, chair of SAGA, Sound Adirondack Growth Alliance. Go to full article
Oct 31, 2002 — For years tourism has been seen as an important part of the North Country's future. While mining, timber, and farming lost jobs, the government spent tens of millions of dollars to jump-start the region's visitor industry. In part two of a series on the region's tourism industry, Brian Mann looks at the quality of tourism work - an industry plagued by low pay and low benefits. Go to full article
Oct 30, 2002 — For years, the tourism industry has been seen as the North Country's next economic engine. Ten of millions of dollars have been spent to polish the region's attractions, from tourist trains to ski slopes. But the last decade has seen little of the growth local leaders counted on. In this first of a two part series, Brian Mann reports many communities have struggled to find private investors willing to bank on North Country tourism. Go to full article