Let's dig in!
David's daughter, Olivia, and wife, Lisa, planting garlic last fall.
Welcome to this new forum for discussing all things farm and food! We're two veteran reporters for North Country Public Radio.
Farming and food issues are hotter than ever these days, from going local to feeding the world. There's so much exciting and challenging news out there about how people farm, garden, buy, sell, and eat food that we can't keep up through our broadcasting. So a blog seemed just right.
Our focus, geographically, is Upstate New York. But we strive to make connections between what's going here and other stories and trends around the country and around the world.
Coming on January 1, I'll kick things off with a view from the top — controversial statements from the United States' "farmer-in-chief" Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and what they might mean for U.S. farm policy.
You're the real experts out there – farmers, industry experts, scientists, consumers, eaters. We'd love to hear your thoughts in our comments section. And we'll be calling out for some guest blog posts in the future.
So to begin, what do you think are the most important issues facing agriculture and farmers in 2013?
Tags: farming, food, greetings