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Most of us who have lived in New York state — let alone the Adirondack Park — knows what it’s like to get tangled up in weird, confusing and costly regulations. A few months ago, I listened to the owner of a new liquor store talk...
Note from Ellen (November 2010): When I wrote this entry back in June, I did so after a walk around my “neighborhood” that surprised me with the variety of farms located in such a compact geography. I brought to this entry my own...
News stories tagged with "farms"
Feb 16, 2004 — On the heels of the discovery of mad cow disease in the U.S., North Country Congressman John McHugh is among lawmakers calling for a national animal ID program to track meat. As David Sommerstein reports, similar technology may be the future in helping consumers know more about the food they eat. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Oct 06, 2003 — For the second straight year, SUNY Potsdam is helping promote the work of North Country farmers by using locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables at the school. The Farm-to-School Program helps boost local businesses, while cutting down on the environmental impacts associated with the packaging and shipping of such goods from across the state and nation. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article
Apr 29, 2003 — Each spring, the seasonal rains and melting snow lead to millions of gallons of water entering rivers and streams around the Midwest. While that water is important for the rivers' health, it brings with it soil, herbicides, and insecticides from farms. Programs designed to help keep soil and chemicals on the farm and out of the watershed are growing in popularity around the region. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Jonathan Ahl has more. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Sep 18, 2002 — Friday the 13th was a lucky day for a Clinton county dairy farm. A set of heifer triplets was born last Friday on the Nichols farm near Churubusco. Bernadette Nichols tells Todd Moe that Amy, Jo and Meg are doing fine. Go to full article
Jun 07, 2002 — If you drive out into the countryside these days, expecting pastoral scenes of placid cows grazing leisurely on grassy hillsides, you'll be at least 50 years too late. Traditional pastoral herding practices, based on the summertime abundance of self-renewing grasses, has mostly disappeared. It's been replaced by year-round production based on dried feeds grown from intensively worked soils. But some farms are resisting the trend. The Pleasant Ridge Farm in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, like a number of other farms around the Great Lakes region, is an example of a successful and quite modern, revival of pasture-based agriculture. You would also find an incredibly tasty cheese. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Ed Janus reports. Go to full article
May 20, 2002 — Along the fringes of urban growth farm museums are sprouting here and there. They're trying to preserve a bit of the rapidly changing terrain, as fields become subdivisions. But one of these farm museums recognizes that the land wasn't always farmland. Before it was plowed there was another earlier, vibrant landscape. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports. Go to full article