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Manure and agriculture. The two have pretty much been entwined since humans figured out how to farm. While so-called Big Ag has mostly gone over to fertilizer made in factories, many home gardeners – and most organic growers – still rely...
The Miner Institute in Clinton County does a lot of work training the new generation of dairy farmers. It recently hosted its annual Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge, where 120 college students compete in teams to see who runs the best dairy farm....
I'm loving Politico's brand new Morning Agriculture column. If you want a quick and easy way to keep up with farm and agriculture policy news, with a deep-politics, inside-the-Beltway focus, this is the read for you, too. The column comes...
Don't be surprised to see red-and-black-plaid clad people streaming out of a red-and-black-plaid bus today in midtown Manhattan. The 1,200 farmer Cabot Creamery Cooperative, which includes many farmers in northern New York, is making a...
The nation's biggest Greek yogurt company – and the one who made Upstate New York the "Silicon Valley of Greek yogurt" – is giving a big chunk change to Cornell University to fund the next generation in dairy research....
News stories tagged with "dairy"
by NCPR News
Jun 26, 2003 — NCPR news has focused special coverage this week on the crisis in the dairy industry. Martha Foley was joined by NY Assemblyman Darrel Aubertine from Cape Vincent, a farmer and former dairyman, and Pete Barney from St. Lawrence County Co-operative Extension, to discuss the stakes and the stakeholders, and to take calls from listeners. Go to full article
Jun 25, 2003 — The North Country dairy industry is facing some of its bleakest times in memory this summer. Farmers are going deeper into debt and working jobs off the farm. The main culprit for the crisis is a year and a half of extremely low milk prices. The depressed market has forced many farmers to start spin-off businesses to make ends meet. It's called "diversification" in the industry. In the first of a two part series on diversifying farms in the North Country, David Sommerstein reports the opportunities and pitfalls are many. Go to full article
Jun 25, 2003 — David Sommerstein talks with Judy Aldrich, chair of the St. Lawrence County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board, about factors contributing to the struggling dairy industry. She says the problems began in 2000 and 2001, when milk prices were high, even though dairy production was growing dramatically. Go to full article
Jun 11, 2003 — June is National Dairy Month. We go to the sidelines of one of the big events on the annual dairy calendar, the St. Lawrence County Dairy Princess Parade in Canton. Fire engines, tractors, and floats rolled down Main Street on Saturday. David Sommerstein sends this audio montage. Go to full article
Apr 18, 2003 — Senator Chuck Schumer outlined his agenda of North Country issues in two appearances yesterday. New York's senior senator discussed a statewide snowmobile insurance plan in Brantingham in Lewis County. Then he met with local officials in Massena, where he pledged to aid the ailing dairy and aluminum industries. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Mar 31, 2003 — Another cheese factory in St. Lawrence County plans to close its doors this year. Losurdu Foods in Heuvelton will shut down it operations on October 18th, putting over 100 people out of work. The closure will leave the county with the least number of cheese factories in its history. Jody Tosti has more. Go to full article
Mar 24, 2003 — Representatives from the North Country's agriculture industry addressed farmers' problems at a state Assembly hearing Friday. As David Sommerstein reports, there were more questions than answers as the local dairy industry faces severe stress. Go to full article
Mar 19, 2003 — New York lawmakers will hear firsthand from farmers about agricultural issues in a series of town meetings held across the state. The first will be held this Friday at SUNY Canton at noon. David Sommerstein talks with Assemblyman and dairy farmer Darrel Aubertine about the issues facing the dairy industry. Go to full article