Agriculture / Farming

“All Farm Products” Index Up 2 points in August

Prices received by New York producers for milk sold during August were up from a month earlier, That’s according to King Whetstone, Director of USDA’s New York Field Office. The price of corn and hay as expected showed an increased during the month of August. Many previous month prices were revised due to more complete…

New York’s Big Business is in Small Family Farms

A New Report Says New York State continues to be a leading agricultural state with 36,300 farms producing $4.7 billion in products annually. The Report – released by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli putsNew Yorkamong the largest producers in the nation for some goods, including ranking second in wine production. DiNapoli says “Farming inNew…

A Sustainable Food Movement – Comes to the Town Hall

From Perdue to Pasture: Humanely raising Chickens for Market Carole Morison, the former Perdue contract chicken farmer featured in the Academy Award nominated film “Food, Inc”  will speak Friday, August 31 at  7:00 pm at the Harrietstown Town Hall. Her talk, “Industrial Farming to Pasture-Raised: Progressing the Sustainable Food Movement” will highlight her prior experience…

A Full Weekend of events – The K&J Show looks at Labor Day Weekend Activities

AUDIO – 083012 – K&J SHOW – Barb Rice Gail Brill Peter Seward On Thursday’s K&J Show we’re joined by Saranac Lake Village Trustee Barbara Rice, Farm 2 Fork Festival Producer Gail Brill, and HoboFest Promoter Peter Seward.  We’re talking about the Last Outdoor Movie – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at the Berkley…

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Farm Bill Now Coalition Unites for Agriculture

WASHINGTON (August 22, 2012) – Thirty-nine of the nation’s foremost agricultural organizations have joined forces in an effort to raise public awareness of the need for Congress to pass a new, comprehensive, five-year farm bill before current farm programs expire in September. The coalition, called Farm Bill Now, comprises associations and coalitions representing commodity crops,…

Coalition Pushing for New Farm Bill

Farm Bill Now Coalition Unites Nation’s Farm Groups in Push for New Farm Bill  WASHINGTON (August 22, 2012) – Thirty-nine of the nation’s foremost agricultural organizations have joined forces in an effort to raise public awareness of the need for Congress to pass a new, comprehensive, five-year farm bill before current farm programs expire in…

New York is Milking July Numbers!

JULY MILK PRODUCTION INCREASED New York dairy herds produced 1,113 million pounds of milk during July. Milk cows were unchanged but production per cow was up from the previous year resulting in a 1.9 percent increase in milk production compared to July 2011. The number of milk cows averaged 610,000 head, unchanged from July of the previous year.…

FARMERS FIGHT BACK AGAINST OPPOSITION TO DRILLING

A group of landowners, farming, business, industry and construction trade groups are launching an advertising campaign supporting safe and responsible shale gas development inNew York. The campaign includes a series of newspaper advertisements and 60-second radio spots featuring like-minded local business leaders, farmers and service providers. Greg Lancette is head of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local…

NY CROPS MOSTLY HIGHER

Crop production prospects in 2012 forNew Yorkare mostly higher compared with a year earlier, according to King Whetstone, Director of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York Field Office. Forecasts for soybeans, oats, and dry beans are expected to be higher. Production of winter wheat and corn for grain are expected to be lower than…

COMPARING NY APPLES AND ORANGES

NEW YORKFRUIT PRODUCTION DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY The Drought is having an affect on the Corn Crop across theUnited Statesand closer to home, Total apple production inNew Yorkis forecast at 590 million pounds according to King Whetstone, Director of the USDA’s New York Field Office. This is 52 percent below last year. This forecast is the lowest…