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December 8, 2011
House votes to bite the dust
Members of the House of Representatives voted to pass a bill that calls for EPA to steer clear of new dust regulations. AFBF’s Johnna Miller reports.
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December 5, 2011
WTO rejects COOL rules on meat
The World Trade Organization says the U.S. is not in compliance with their trade rules. American Farm Bureau Farm Policy Specialist Kelli Ludlum explains what that will mean to U.S. policy to AFBF’s Johnna Miller reports.
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December 1, 2011
Farm income and expenses likely to set records
There’s at least one sector of the U.S. economy that’s faring pretty well. American Farm Bureau Economist Matt Erickson explains why agriculture is doing so well and what’s keeping it from faring even better. AFBF’s Johnna Miller reports.
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November 28, 2011
Farm Bill do-over thanks to Supercommittee failure
So the Supercommittee was a bust, but what does that mean to agriculture? American Farm Bureau Farm Policy Specialist Dale Moore explains to AFBF’s Johnna Miller.
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November 21, 2011
Expressing #FoodThanks on Twitter
What does social media have to do with Thanksgiving? Kansas farmer and Twitter-user Darin Grimm explains to AFBF’s Johnna Miller.
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November 17, 2011
New EPA regulations threaten family farms
In just the last three years, the Environmental Protection Agency has set in motion a significant number of new regulations that will significantly change the face of agriculture. AFBF’s Johnna Miller reports.
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November 14, 2011
Outlook for agriculture appropriations
Funding for a variety of federal programs is on the congressional agenda this week. American Farm Bureau Appropriations Specialist R.J. Karney explains what this means to farmers and ranchers. AFBF’s Johnna Miller reports.
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November 10, 2011
Thanksgiving Dinner will cost more this year
Consumers will pay about 13 percent more at the grocery store for a turkey and all the trimmings to make a classic Thanksgiving Dinner this year, according to John Anderson, senior economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation. AFBF’s Cyndie Sirekis reports.
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November 7, 2011
Proposed rules would severely limit kids working on farms
What’s the difference between a kid making extra money mowing lawns in the neighborhood and a farmer hiring a kid to use the farm’s mower to cut the grass? Well, one might be illegal if new Labor Department rules are finalized. American Farm Bureau Labor Specialist Paul Schlegel talked about proposed new labor rules with AFBF’s Johnna Miller.
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November 3, 2011
EPA's Chesapeake Bay plan full of flaws
Base a program on faulty data and what do you get? Pennsylvania Farm Bureau President Carl Shaffer told Congress the results are very unlikely to achieve their goal. AFBF’s Johnna Miller reports.
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October 27, 2011
Pumpkin are sparse across the Northeast
Farmers across the Northeast are scrambling to provide ornamental pumpkins to consumers as the Halloween holiday approaches. New York Farm Bureau Manager of Governmental Relations Jeff Williams explains how Mother Nature has affected this year’s pumpkin crop. AFBF’s Miranda McDaniel reports.
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October 24, 2011
Latest on dust regulations for agriculture
Good news from the EPA can be made better with legislation from Congress. American Farm Bureau Regulatory Specialist Rick Krause explains how in this report from AFBF’s Johnna Miller.
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October 20, 2011
Ag panels recommend big cuts
The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction is supposed to find $1.2 trillion in budget cuts. AFBF Farm Policy Specialist Mary Kay Thatcher discusses how much of that will likely come from agriculture funding. AFBF’s Johnna Miller reports.
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October 17, 2011
Misconceptions must be addressed early
How many times has someone told you, “you can’t believe everything you read”? Of course the same holds true for what you see on television or the internet. American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture Education Director Curtis Miller talks about why that’s important to remember when you’re dealing with kids. AFBF’s Johnna Miller reports
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October 14, 2011
Congress finally approves FTAs
The members of Congress managed to agree on something this week. AFBF President Bob Stallman talks about the long awaited passage of the South Korea, Colombia and Panama free trade agreements with AFBF’s Johnna Miller.
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October 6, 2011
Big Time Progress for FTAs
Pending Free Trade deals would bring an economic boost. AFBF Trade Specialist Chris Garza speculates on how much longer until Congress gives the thumbs up. AFBF’s Johnna Miller reports.
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September 26, 2011
Programs Offered for Beginning Farmers
Programs are being offered this fall to help beginning farmers succeed,reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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September 21, 2011
Farm Progress Show and NY Maple Tour
Farmers were showing support to one another during the 36th annual Central New York Farm Progress Show reports, Laurie Jean Britton.
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September 13, 2011
Impact Following Flooding
A perspective is offered on what some farmers are facing following the recent floods, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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September 7, 2011
NYFB Response Following Tropical Storm Irene
In the aftermath of the recent impact from Tropical Storm Irene, New York Farm Bureau is working with officials to be a resource for farmers in need, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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August 29, 2011
Apple season underway in New York
Some early apples are just starting to be harvested, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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August 22, 2011
Agriculture in the Spotlight at the NYS Fair
Agriculture is in the spotlight at the New York State Fair, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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August 15, 2011
Opportunities for Agricultural Learning
Some summer events offer opportunities for agricultural learning, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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August 8, 2011
DEC Draft Deer Management Plan
Comments are offered on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s draft Deer Management Plan, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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August 1, 2011
Regional Economic Development Councils
Agricultural representatives are being included in Governor Cuomo’s newly established regional economic development councils reports, Laurie Jean Britton.
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July 25, 2011
Blueberries are in Season
Blueberries are in season and offer a taste of summer, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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July 18, 2011
July is Ice Cream Month
July is ice cream month, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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July 13, 2011
Efforts Towards Repeal of MTA Payroll Tax
Efforts continue towards a repeal of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) Payroll Tax, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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July 5, 2011
Legislation to Amend Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
Legislation to amend New York’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Law is headed to the governor, reports Laurie Jean Britton
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June 27, 2011
Strawberry Season
Now is the time to enjoy locally grown strawberries, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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June 20, 2011
June is Dairy Month
June is dairy month, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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June 13, 2011
Farmers Regulatory Relief Act
New York Farm Bureau is hoping to see passage of the Farmers Regulatory Relief Act, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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June 6, 2011
NYS Maple Royalty Selected to Promote Maple Products
New York State’s Maple Royalty are chosen in Croghan, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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May 31, 2011
Farm Bureau Member Named Among Women of Distinction
A member of Farm Bureau is recognized among the state Senate’s Women of Distinction, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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May 23, 2011
Apple Trees and Roadway Safety
Apple trees are faring well in spite of the wet spring weather, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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May 16, 2011
NYFB Joins with Coalition to Lobby
New York Farm Bureau joins with a coalition to lobby for the real property tax cap, reports Laurie Jean Britton
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May 9, 2011
Issues of Interest
There are a number of issues farmers are hoping to see lawmakers address moving into springtime, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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May 2, 2011
Farmers Speak to Congressional Subcommittee Panel
Farm Bureau members recently spoke about federal regulation issues before a Congressional panel, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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April 25, 2011
Weather Challenges
The unusual April weather is causing challenges for growers, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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April 18, 2011
NYFB Facebook Poll
Results are in from a recent New York Farm Bureau Facebook poll, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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April 11, 2011
Agriculture in the State Budget
Agriculture has been called a “bright spot” in the state budget, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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April 4, 2011
Recharge NY
The passage of Recharge NY has benefits for farmer, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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March 28, 2011
State Senate and Assembly Agree on Funding for Agriculture
The state senate and assembly agree on funding for agriculture in New York reports, Laurie Jean Britton.
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March 21, 2011
John Barron Day
John Barron Day in Binghamton marks the 100th anniversary of two significant organizations, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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March 14, 2011
Farmer’s Guide to Truck and Farm Implement Laws and Regulations
A helpful guide offers an overview of truck and farm implement laws, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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March 8, 2011
Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference
Young farmers and ranchers are meeting this week to learn leadership skills, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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February 28, 2011
NYS Dairy Priness Crowned
There's a new state dairy princess promoting farmers and dairy products in New York.
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February 22, 2011
Winter Farmers Markets
Local products are available at some farmers markets throughout the winter.
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February 14, 2011
Preparing for the Maple Season
New York's maple producers are preparing for the start of the sugaring season, Laurie Jean Britton reports.
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February 7, 2011
Ritchie Supportive of NYFB Agenda
There is another voice in support of NYFB agenda items.
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January 31, 2011
Making New York Farm Products Accessible
Assemblyman Bill Magee addresses goals for making New York farm prpducts more widely available.
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January 24, 2011
NYFB 2011 Agenda
New York Farm Bureau’s 2011 agenda is calling for changes in Albany, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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January 17, 2011
NOFA-NY Winter Conference
The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York prepares for their 29th annual winter conference, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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January 10, 2011
State of the State Address
Governor Cuomo gave his first State of the State address this past week, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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January 3, 2011
NYFB's 100 Anniversary
2011 marks the 100th anniversary of New York Farm Bureau, Laurie Jean Britton reports.
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December 27, 2010
New York Wine at Holiday Time
This is a New York ag minute, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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December 20, 2010
NYFB Annual Meeting
New York Farm Bureau members re-elect Dean Norton as their president,Laurie Jean Britton reports.
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December 13, 2010
Record Dry Bean Yield
It was a record year for dry bean production, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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December 6, 2010
Agribusiness Economic Outlook Conference
December 14 conference will look at the short and long term outlook for agriculture, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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November 29, 2010
Farming Assistance Help Line
A new hotline to offer farming technical assistance is launched.
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November 22, 2010
Milk For High School Athletes and AFBF Survey Results
Chocolate milk is now the offical beverage of New York's student athletes and AFBF's Thanksgiving Survey results are out.
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November 15, 2010
NYFB Resolutions Committee
Representatives from county Farm Bureaus meet in Albany to discuss a variety of farming related policy, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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November 8, 2010
Governor-elect Cuomo's Agricultural Policy
Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo has ideas to nurture New York’s agricultural community, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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November 1, 2010
Pride of New York Harvest Fests
Pride of New York Harvest Fests are coming to Syracuse and Albany, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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October 25, 2010
Social Media Marketing for Agribusiness
Social media marketing for agribusiness is the focus of an upcoming conference reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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October 18, 2010
Harvest Time Safety
Safety reminders are offered to farmers during harvest time, Laurie Jean Britton reports.
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October 12, 2010
Federal Funds Help 'Buy Local
Federal funds have been awarded to help support "Buy Local" promotion efforts in New York, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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October 4, 2010
Milk Prices and Pumpkins
Milk price continue to rise in New York, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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September 27, 2010
Farm Day and Muck Soil Bill
A showcase of New York’s agriculture is hosted in Washington, D.C., reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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September 20, 2010
Empowering Beginning Women Farmers
A program to assist beginning women farmers is seeking participants and mentors, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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September 13, 2010
Hay and Pasture Insurance
There is a new expansion of hay and pasture insurance availability to all of New York, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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September 6, 2010
August Milk Prices
Another month of milk prices going up for New York dairy farmers, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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August 30, 2010
Early Apples
Apple growers are experiencing an early season, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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August 23, 2010
New State Fair
A new agriculture exhibit debuts at the state fair, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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August 16, 2010
State Budget Impacts
Budget cuts to impact some ag programs in New York, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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August 9, 2010
Empire Farm Days
The 77th Empire Farm Days gets under way in Seneca Falls, Laurie Jean Britton reports.
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August 2, 2010
Hearings on Agriculture
Hearings are being held to review U.S. agriculture policies, reports Lauie Jean Britton.
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July 26, 2010
Cornell Fruit Field Days
Being held at the NYS Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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July 19, 2010
NYC SchoolFood Farm Visit
New York City SchoolFood officals are visiting an upstate farm to learn more about dairy.
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July 13, 2010
Soybean Planting
New York is on track for a record planting of soybean acreage, Laurie Jean Britton reports.
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July 6, 2010
June Milk Price Increase
June milk prices were up from May, reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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June 29, 2010
Auction Bill
An amended auction bill has passed with protections for farmers reports Kieren Sheridan. NYS ag teachers converge on Croghan for workshops, conferences and awards.
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June 21, 2010
Yum, Strawberry Season!
Strawberry season is underway, reports Laurie Jean Britton. Tax breaks for the future of renewable fuels.
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June 14, 2010
June is Dairy Month
This recognition is a chance to bring public awareness to the hard work dairy farmers do all year around, according to Skip Hardie of Hardie Farms.
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June 7, 2010
Proposed Outdoor Wood Boiler Regulations
Concerns are expressed over proposed outdoor wood boiler regulations, Laurie Jean Britton reports.
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June 1, 2010
Buying Local/Roadway Safety
A focus on buying local continues to benefit New York Farmers, reports Laurie Jean Britton. Precautions when sharing the road with farmers and slow moving vehicles.
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May 24, 2010
Weather Impact
Weather is helping planting to get back on track after the recent chill reports Laurie Jean Britton. No Child Left Behind act and what congress can do to fit it.
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May 17, 2010
Maple Hall of Fame Inductions
Two new candidates were inducted into the Maple Hall of Fame for their contributions to the maple field, Laurie Jean Britton reports. Senators hope the public will accept a clean energy bill.
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May 10, 2010
April Milk Price Update
April milk prices are down from March, Laurie Jean Britton reports.
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May 3, 2010
Enough Already NY
A new campaign aims to tell New York legislators "Enough Already," reports Laurie Jean Britton. Beakman and Jax's cartoon criticized by farmers.
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April 26, 2010
Labor Bill Vote
The Senate Agriculture Committee votes "no" on the labor bill, Laurie Jean Britton reports
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April 20, 2010
Grape Growers
Grape growers in New York are busy in the vineyards, Laurie Jean Britton reports.
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April 12, 2010
Onion Planting
Onion planting is underway reports Laurie Jean Britton. Two conferences are being hosted this week in New York and New Hampshire on dairy nutrition.
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April 5, 2010
Milk Price Trends
March milk prices are down from February for New York Farmers, reports Laurie Jean Britton. A new organization has been formed for women involved in New York agriculture.
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March 29, 2010
Northeast Leadership Conference
Attendees of a recent Farm Bureau leadership conference share their thoughts, reports Laurie Jean Britton. A tree tapping ceremony in Verona in honor of Maple Weekend.
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March 22, 2010
Maple Weekend
Maple sugaring season is underway, reports Laurie Jean Britton. Three senators are taking a shot at writing a new climate change legislation. What might this mean for U.S. agriculture? Johnna Miller has the story.
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March 15, 2010
Task Force Meets
County leaders from across the state are convening for their inaugural meeting as part of a new ag task force, reports Laurie Jean Britton. Farmers are headed into classrooms this week to promote a better understanding of agriculture as part of New York's Ag Literacy week.
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March 8, 2010
Farmers Rally in Albany
Farm Bureau holds a rally in Albany reports Laurie Jean Britton.
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March 1, 2010
Wine in Grocery Stores
An item on Governor Paterson's proposed budget could allow wine to be sold in grocery stores, Laurie Jean Britton reports. Central New York's Dairy Day is slated for Tuesday, March 9.
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February 22, 2010
New York Farm Show
The 25th annual New York Farm Show gets underway this week in Syracuse, Laurie Jean Britton reports. The American Dairy Assoication and Dairy Council has named a new state Dairy Princess.
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February 15, 2010
New Farm Labor Rules
New farm labor rules solve no problems, but may cause new ones reports Laurie Jean Britton. New rules from the Department of Labor will hinder hiring foreign farm workers through the H2A program. Johnna Miller has the story. A recent Video project aims to show farming in a positive light through a seven minute documentary and a series of public serivce announcements.
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February 8, 2010
Spring Crop Insurance
Spring crop insurance deadlines will soon be approaching, reports I’m Laurie Jean Britton. New government guidelines could rev up production of renewable fuels in the United States. Johnna Miller has the story.
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February 1, 2010
Ag Budget Cuts
The state budget cals for big slashes to agriculture programs, Laurie Jean Britton reports. In Washington, American Farm Bureau Public Policy Director Mark Maslyn was glad to hear President Obama mention the need for immigration reform during his first State of the Union address.
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January 25, 2010
Farm Labor Update
The Senate moves the farm labor bill to the agriculture committee, reports Laurie Jean Britton. 300 FFA students from across New York will be converging on Syracuse this weekend for leadership conferences.
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January 18, 2010
More Farm Labor
The farm labor bill is still the hot button issue in Albany, Laurie Jean Britton reports. Direct marketers are gearing up for the Empire Fruit and Vegetable Conference.
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January 11, 2010
Farmers Rally at The Capitol
Farmers rallied last week to protest the pending labor legislation that could cost farmers 200 million dollars a year. Johnna Miller reports that the USDA and IRS have teamed up to streamline information on farm programs.
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January 4, 2010
What's in Store for Ag in 2010
In a new year and new decade, there will be a new agenda for agriculture in Washington Johnna Millers reports. Lauire Jean Britton previews the big annual maple producers get together.
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December 28, 2009
Emergency Dairy Payments On The Way
Senators Schumer and Gillibrand announced that the emergency dairy payments are in the mail. Johnna Miller reports, in Washington, uncertainty over the estate tax has farmers worried.
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December 21, 2009
Senate Leaders Meet on the Farm Labor Bill
State Senate leaders, Farm Bureau lobbyists and union activists met on the Farm Labor Bill last week. Laurie Jean Britton reports that holiday shoppers are urged to buy New York State farm products for last minute gifts.
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