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...
A new photography exhibit about life on dairy farms in northern New York opened last weekend at Traditional Arts in Upstate New York in Canton. “Every Single Day: Life on North Country Dairy Farms" features photographs from 15 farms taken by...
The Senate passed the 5-year, $500 billion Farm Bill this afternoon, 68-32. The package that sets farm and nutrition policy for the country now goes on to the White House for President Obama's signature. He's expected to sign it. Senator Chuck...
News stories tagged with "dairy"
May 06, 2002 — Milk production is big business in New York and the upper Midwest. Now the president of a biotech company in Wisconsin is milking a herd of cloned cows that he says could give the Great Lakes dairy industry a boost. But there are still questions about the health of cloned cows and whether the milk they produce is safe for human consumption. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Gil Halsted has the story. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Mar 14, 2002 — Stakeholders in the North Country dairy industry are hoping a series of meeting will help them develop a strategy for keeping area agricultural businesses successful. More than 100 people representing many sides of the dairy industry have been meeting since last November and have compiled dozens of ideas, including how to improve education, marketing and milk-pricing. As Jodi Tosti reports, one plan to come out of the meeting would provide job training for farm workers. Go to full article
Feb 14, 2002 — The US Senate has passed a farm bill that boosts subsidies for dairy, grain and cotton farmers and doubled the support for conservation programs. New York Senator Charles Schumer says most importantly for New York is that the National Dairy Program will give dairy farmers the same benefits as the now defunct Northeast Dairy Compact would have given. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Dec 21, 2001 — Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence county farmer Judy Aldrich about old and new challenges facing dairy farmers and the dairy industry. Aldrich serves on a national advisory committee at the USDA. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Dec 14, 2001 — Milk price protections for dairy farmers inched closer to reality this week. The Senate voted in favor of keeping a $2 billion dairy plan in the government's five-year farm bill. The program would pay Northeast farmers when the price of milk drops below set levels. Senator Hillary Clinton says there are three objectives of the bill--the first is a strong safety net for dairy farmers until a compact is put back in place. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Apr 03, 2001 — The foot-and-mouth outbreak afflicting overseas livestock has left New York farmers and agriculture observers waiting nervously to see what the impact will be on the state's farm scene. Since the foot-and-mouth cases were identified in England, food inspectors and customs officials have tightened controls at borders to ensure the disease isn't accidentally brought here. If there is an outbreak in the US, officials say there would have to be widespread slaughter of livestock much as has been seen in Britain in recent weeks. As Todd Moe found out, North Country farmers are taking the risk of foot-and-mouth disease seriously. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Jul 05, 2000 — A group of North Country dairy farmers joined hundreds of others around the nation in dumping milk on the Fourth of July in 2000, to protest low prices. The group is part of a nationwide dairy industry push to ask Congress to give farmers more control over the price and distribution system for milk. More than 40 farmers and their families gathered on the Aubertine farm in Jefferson county on Independence Day and watched as thousands of gallons of fresh milk were drained from large tanker trucks into a manure pit. As the torrent of milk soaked into the ground, Todd Moe spoke with Vince Aubertine. Go to full article