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 […]

Still time to RSVP to attend March 20 Chenango County Farm Bureau’s Ag Day celebration

Still time to RSVP to attend March 20 Chenango County Farm Bureau’s Ag Day celebration

We are celebrating Chenango County and National Agriculture Day 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at the Silo Restaurant, 203 Moran Road Greene.

This year marks the 45th year of this important event. American agriculture is responsible […]

Perdue announces USDA’s Farm Bill and Legislative Principles for 2018

Perdue announces USDA’s Farm Bill and Legislative Principles for 2018

(Mifflintown, PA) U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Bill and Legislative Principles for 2018 during a town hall at Reinford Farms in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania.

“Since my first day as the […]

Agricultural Organizations to Host Food Evolution Screening

Agricultural Organizations to Host Food Evolution Screening

Free screening tackles the controversy surrounding GMOs and our food

Madison County Farm Bureau and the New York Beef Industry Council in cooperation with the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance will host a free screening of the documentary Food Evolution. The film features discussions with farmers, ranchers, agribusiness […]

Launch Grant Winner: Fruit of the Fungi

Launch Grant Winner: Fruit of the Fungi Kenneth and Kristina Mangine have been operating their mushroom farm in Lebanon since 2006. Their products are available at various local farmers markets, as well as in Parry’s and Hamilton Whole Foods. All their mushrooms are organically grown and packaged on-site. With the new equipment they bought with […]

Tenney: Restore equity in agriculture market

Rep. Claudia Tenney

Tenney: Restore equity in agriculture market

Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) called for changes to Section 199A in the tax code to restore the competitive base in the agricultural market. Tenney joined 86 of her colleagues in sending a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority […]

USDA Announces a Near-Record Year for Farm Loans

USDA Announces a Near-Record Year for Farm Loans

Infusing Rural Communities with Stronger Businesses and Sounder Agricultural Economies

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency today announced another year of high activity in its farm loan programs. Hard-working farm families across the country accessed nearly $6 billion in new credit, either directly or guaranteed […]