Pig disease cancels popular state fair showcase

Posted by on May 13, 2014 | Comments Off on Pig disease cancels popular state fair showcase

A nasty virus that's killed millions of pigs and raised the price of pork is causing New York State Fair officials to cancel this...

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New York to host food policy hearing in Potsdam

Posted by on May 9, 2014 | 2 comments

The future of farm and food policy in New York State will take shape in Potsdam later this month. The state Department of Agriculture and...

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Organics a drop in the bucket

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 | 6 comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has been heavily promoting its organic programs lately, particularly its increased support for organic...

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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 (theme: "365 days and 7 billion mouths to feed"), plan a...

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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 resources to help and small- and mid-size farms to grow...

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