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Organics a drop in the bucket

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 | 5 comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has been heavily promoting its organic programs lately, particularly its increased support for organic farming in the new farm bill: "Consumer demand for...

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"Hunger in the U.S. is a solvable problem."

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 | 1 comment

There is an alarming amount of hunger in the United States, despite our collective wealth. This fact has been cited so often that it has lost some of its power. Income inequality is old news, but...

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What's in the water in Essex County?

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 | 3 comments

As we've reported for quite a while here at NCPR, the Champlain Valley has...

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12 portraits of farm folks for National Agriculture Day

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 | 3 comments

Happy National Agriculture Day! You can write an essay about agriculture...

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Whole Foods offers big market to Ottawa area growers

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 | 0 comments

Ask any grower and they'll tell you that producing food is one challenge...

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A "local" minestrone soup recipe for 500 kids

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 | 0 comments

This week is Agricultural Literacy week in New York State, organized by...

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USDA wants to close local farm services offices

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 | 1 comment

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is reorganizing in an effort to provide more...

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