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HONESDALE, PA — “Ag is the culture of this region,” said Jenna Mauder of The Cooperage at the start of the local nonprofit’s virtual/in-person Farmer-to-Farmer gathering last … more
REGION — Who remembers walking into the grocery store—say, in late March—and seeing empty shelves? Of course you remember. That’s an image we associate with developing … more
Recipients announced for Delaware Highlands Conservancy scholarships HAWLEY, PA AND BETHEL, NY — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy has awarded its annual “Delaware Highlands … more
REGION — Last Memorial Day, central New York dairy farmer Robin Fitch lost a barn and more than half of her farming equipment in a fire. She and her family have been trying to pick up the … more
As the tariff battles between Washington D.C and Beijing played out over the past two years, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has provided some $28 billion of aid to farmers. The … more
HONESDALE, PA — It’s a chilly winter day, but beneath the transparent roof of Honesdale High School’s (HHS) sun-filled, humid greenhouse, it feels a lot like summer. At about 10:15 … more
Some experts visualize the climate crisis as one of imbalance. Humans consume energy by extracting carbon from the ground, burning it and letting its emissions escape into the atmosphere. Ideally, … more
LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — U.S. Congressional Rep. Antonio Delgado held a town-hall meeting at SUNY Sullivan on November 9—his 28th such meeting since taking office at the beginning of the … more
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — “We’ve taken a hit in assessed value,” said supervisor Gary Maas at the opening of the September 11 Cochecton Town Board meeting. He was referring to the … more
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Martin Medved, a dairy farmer in Preston Township, PA, has a knack for remembering history through weather. Pick any year between the 1980s and today, and he’ll … more
REGION — Spotted lanternflies were first discovered in North America in September 2014 in Pennsylvania. In 2018, the invasive pest was discovered in eight New York counties, including Delaware. … more
Before the Big Eddy Farm Stand, my extent of “agricultural knowledge” was whatever was growing in my mom’s flower garden. I started the project with enthusiasm, but not skill.  … more
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A bill introduced by Congressman Antonio Delgado and five of his colleagues on April 19 would make it easier for struggling farmers to go through Chapter 12 bankruptcy and … more
Some people decide to stop using plastic or start biking to work. Other people, I guess, have a complete epiphany about their health and the planet and eventually spend three months retrofitting a … more
The opening of the Catskills Food Hub bodes well for the Sullivan County food system—producers, consumers and suppliers alike.  “When I look around Sullivan County, we are all coming … more
KENOZA LAKE, NY — I’d say I’m a pretty typical 26-year-old in most respects, so it’s amusing to see how surprised people are when they find out I’m an egg farmer. … more
REGION—After being held up by the government shutdown, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its 2017 Census of Agriculture today. The findings in the report show that the number … more
ALBANY, NY — State senators Jen Metzger and Jessica Ramos will hold a series of four public hearings May 2 to hear public comment on the proposed Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices (FFLPA) Act. … more
ALBANY, NY — It’s still not clear if the New York State Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo will agree on a state budget by the end of this month. But, in the meantime, the Senate is moving … more
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