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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....
Tuesday is election day. One of the more heated races in the North Country has been the district attorney race in St. Lawrence County. Republican challenger Mary Rain has aggressively attacked Duvé, the incumbent Dem, criticizing her for a low...
A few farm and food links and events to start the week… The House-Senate conference committee for the Farm Bill meets on Wednesday. As NCPR's Sarah Harris reported this morning, that makes Congressman Bill Owens hopeful a final bill will...
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....
Long time North Country politician and life long farmer Darrel Aubertine, from Cape Vincent, is stepping down as New York's agriculture commissioner on Wednesday. The news was first reported in the Watertown Daily Times Saturday. But it has...
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Jan 19, 2007 — Representative Kirsten Gillibrand is settling in for her first term in Washington. The Democrat, who represents parts of the Adrirondacks, as well as the Champlain Valley and Glens Falls, won an upset victory over Republican John Sweeney in November. Gillibrand spoke with Brian Mann about her first weeks on the job. She says she's comfortable with the direction taken by the Democratic leadership in the House, especially on the Iraq War. Gillibrand says President Bush's planned build-up of forces in Iraq is misguided. Go to full article
Aug 22, 2006 — It's shaping up to be a tough year for Republicans. Even in once-safe congressional districts, many GOP candidates face stiff competition. Democrats are making their biggest push in the Northeast. They've targeted two districts in upstate New York where discontent over the war in Iraq, the economy, and gas prices have created growing discontent. As Brian Mann reports, New York's state Republican Party has struggled to counter the Democratic campaign. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Nov 29, 2005 — Saranac Lake writer Chuck Brumley and renowned Adirondack photographer Carl Heilman have collaborated on a new book that explores New York State's unique natural beauty from Niagara Falls to Montauk. It's called Wild New York, and chapters include photos and text on the Adirondacks and Tug Hill Plateau, the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River. Todd Moe talks with author Chuck Brumley and photographer Carl Heilman. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Jul 09, 2003 — New Yorkers are slightly more satisfied with their health maintenance organizations than people in other states. But, as Jody Tosti reports, the latest report card on New York's HMO's shows no change in their performance. Go to full article
Oct 11, 2002 — In the wake of the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa, there's been a lot of talk about how to balance human needs with the health of the planet. Ecologists have been trying to measure the impact of humans on the environment for a number of years, with some sobering results. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Daniel Grosssman went to the New York Botanical Garden recently to take the pulse of the planet. Go to full article
May 23, 2002 — Governor Pataki and Quebec Premier Bernard Landry agreed on Wednesday to spend tens of millions of dollars developing cross-border trade. The pact followed the first-ever New York-Quebec summit. Brian Mann reports from Plattsburgh.
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May 21, 2002 — Two prominent ex-New York politicians, one Democrat, one Republican, joined together to defend President Bush in the controversy of a pre-September eleventh intelligence failure. Former New York City mayor Ed Koch, and former U.S. Senator Al D'Amato, who both support Governor Pataki in his re-election bid, also had some harsh words for one of his opponents. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
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