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At its annual meeting yesterday in Liverpool, NY, delegates of the New York Farm Bureau rejected a proposal to oppose hydraulic fracturing, Syracuse.com is reporting. That's not a major surprise, as the group has vocally supported fracking in...
If you listen to NPR's Planet Money podcast, you know what they've been doing all year: following the production of a T-shirt – their T-shirt – from cotton to, well, T-shirt. Their reporting has spanned across continents, and...
This is part of a series of Farm Journals, farmers writing regularly about life on the farm, week to week, through the season. Anne Riordan is field manager at Cayuga Pure Organics outside of Ithaca. Read all her journal entries here. Remember how...
To keep you busy this weekend, here's a fun list from Food Tank – the self-described food think-tank website – of their 66 favorite food-related Instagram accounts. Famous chefs and food mavens like Anthony Bourdain, Alice Waters,...
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...
News stories tagged with "farming"
by Todd Moe
Apr 29, 2002 — We've had rain and snow showers in the past week, but North Country farmers are hoping for more precipitation this spring. Cornell Cooperative Extension agronomist Pete Barney, in Canton, shares thoughts on spring planting, farming and the coming crop season. Go to full article
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 20, 2002 — State officials have added eight counties in the Adirondacks to areas listed under a drought watch. The lack of snowfall this season is causing concerns that the situation could lead to low water supplies and an increase in forest fire danger this spring and summer. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article
Jan 09, 2002 — For years, environmentalists, government workers, and others have been puzzled about why more farmers don't make use of environmentally friendly land management practices. Now, researchers have found some of the reasons farmers persist in farming the way they do--and why they don't listen to outside experts. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham has more. 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
Dec 19, 2001 — 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
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
May 08, 2001 — These days computers are everywhere--your car, home, office desk and even toasters. Now researchers want to install computers in another place--farmers' tractors. Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Dan Grossman reports. Go to full article