Stirpe: 2018 CNY Food Summit puts spotlight on local food producers

Al Stirpe

Stirpe: 2018 CNY Food Summit puts the spotlight on local food producers

Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) co-hosted the 2018 Central New York Food Summit on Thursday, April 19, at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse. The event brought together local growers, manufacturers and distributors as well as members of the community to discuss […]

State agriculture commissioner announces $500,000 to expand community-based agriculture across the state

Bill Magee

State agriculture commissioner announces $500,000 to expand community-based agriculture across the state

Projects will improve access to fresh, wholesome foods, promote community engagement, and enhance agricultural education opportunities; builds on state’s commitment to end hunger statewide and create more growing spaces in high-need communities

State Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball today announced $500,000 […]

Herkimer County 4-H members attend STARR Leadership Conference

Herkimer County 4-H members attend STARR Leadership Conference

Autumn Borek and Katie Livingston represented Herkimer County 4-H at the STARR Leadership Conference, held at the New York State Fairgrounds. 4-H educator, Wendy Richardson accompanied them as their chaperone. STARR, also known as the State Teen Action Reps Retreat, is an annual […]

Tuscarora Dairy Farm honored with Local Conservation Award

Pictured from left in the front row are Don Clark (sitting, field crops), Doug Durfee (mechanic), Brian Jonker (herd /field), Nancy Durfee Townsend (grounds), Steve Durfee, Mildred Durfee, Beth Durfee Taylor (stand) and Mary Lou Durfee. Pictured from left in back are Nick Bloom (milking tech), Doug Townsend (mechanic), John Horrigan (herdsman), Ben Durfee, […]

Magee: State budget invests in agriculture

Bill Magee

Magee: State budget invests in agriculture

Assemblyman Bill Magee (D-Nelson) announced that he helped pass the 2018-19 state budget, which makes a significant investment in agriculture and supports farmers and farm workers.

“Farmers work hard every day to provide our families with fresh, nutritious food and help our economy grow,” Magee said. […]

BLOTTER: New York State Police investigate accidental deaths

Jefferson County man killed in agricultural accident

On April 4, 2018, at approximately 8:34 p.m., State Police responded to 14014 Case Road in Lyme for a reported agricultural accident.

Investigation revealed 68-year-old Reginald J. Schweitzer was applying grease lubricant to the bottom points under the raised bed of a personally owned dump truck, which was […]

FSA announces rules to accommodate changes to dairy producer Margin Protection Program

FSA announces rules to accommodate changes to dairy producer Margin Protection Program

Significant changes to the Margin Protection Program for dairy producers were made in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.

The Farm Service Agency has recently announced new implementation rules to accommodate the changes. Mark Stephenson and Andrew Novakovic from the University of Wisconsin […]

Chittenango Garden Club announces April meeting

Chittenango Garden Club announces April meeting Topic: Invasive Asian Jumping Worms Presenter: Diane Emord of Habitat Gardening CNY Where: Sullivan Free Library at Chittenango (101 Falls Blvd., Chittenango) When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2018 This presentation is free and open to the public. Those interested in joining the garden club may sign up at […]

Chenango County Farm Bureau goes to Albany

Pictured from left are Chenango County Farm Bureau Vice President Keith Vanalthuis, CCFB Director Karen Kutik, CCFB Director Rainy Collins-Vickers and service dog Chipper, Senator Seward, CCFB President Bradd Vickers, Jan Cornell and CCFB Director Joe Cornell.

Chenango County Farm Bureau goes to Albany

Chenango County Farm Bureau officers and members, along with at […]

Norwich Farmers Market offers free memberships to farmers and veterans

Norwich Farmers Market offers free memberships to farmers and veterans

It is now possible for Norwich Farmers Market to offer free memberships to local farmers who wish to sell their own farm-produced commodities and free memberships to veterans to sell their home produced products or promote their entrepreneurial businesses at the Wednesday farmers market in […]

Brindisi: Agriculture is ‘Food For Life’

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi is pictured with members of the Oneida County Farm Bureau in Albany.

Agriculture is ‘Food For Life’

By Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi Recently I met with members of the Oneida County Farm Bureau to discuss the future of agriculture in the Mohawk Valley. March is a busy month for agriculture promotion, with […]

Magee hosts VVS students at annual Assembly Agriculture Committee Maple Breakfast

Magee hosts VVS students at annual Assembly Agriculture Committee Maple Breakfast

Assemblyman Bill Magee (D-Nelson), chair of the Agriculture Committee, hosted the Annual Assembly Maple Breakfast during the committee meeting. Students from the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School’s Future Farmers of America cooked pancakes with locally produced maple syrup and showcased modern maple tapping equipment.

During the […]