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Burn Barrel Ban Stuck in Senate

The legislature in Albany is taking up its last issues of the session, which could end next week. A bill restricting "burn barrels" and other kinds of garbage burning has passed the Assembly the past two years. But it continues to languish in the Senate. There's little dispute burn barrels pose a health and environmental hazard. But the issue still draws strong passions. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

500 Farms Lost in New York in 2001

An estimated 500 farms and a million acres of farmland were lost in New York State last year, according to figures released by the state's Agricultural Statistics Service. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

New Farm Bill Replaces Northeast Dairy Compact Benefits

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

Curbing Emissions from Heavy Equipment

The EPA is taking on a major source of uncontrolled pollution: emissions from farm and construction equipment. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Julie Halpert looks at the challenges the EPA faces in this far-reaching regulatory effort.  Go to full article

Planning Your Next Vacation? Try Agri-tourism

With many small farms in danger of going out of business, some farmers are finding new ways to keep their land and their lifestyles intact. They're marketing their farms as a great place to visit.  Go to full article

Rain Too Late for Flagging Corn Crop

Dry conditions this summer have left fields of flagging corn crops across St. Lawrence and Jefferson counties. Some much-needed rain has fallen over the last week or so, but as Jody Tosti reports, for some farmers that wet weather may have been a little too late.  Go to full article

Ag Department Using More Farm Grown Fuels

The Department of Agriculture is expanding its use of alternative fuels generated by farms. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Saving New York's Historic Barns

Some of New York's oldest barns are getting facelifts this summer. The first round of grants under the two-million dollar State Barns Restoration and Preservation Program were handed out in June. Todd Moe visited a Canton family's 1820 English threshing barn slated for restoration.  Go to full article

Sprawl Versus Farmland, Part 2

Room for development and farming? In Part 2 of a two part series, the Great Lakes Radio Consortium looks at urban sprawl and farmland. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Julie Grant looks at a program that doesn't cost taxpayers money.  Go to full article

Sprawl Versus Farmland, Part 1

This spring, 135 people from Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana took a trip to the east coast to get ideas about containing development and protecting farmland. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Julie Grant has this first report in a two-part series.  Go to full article

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