agriculture

On June 13, Indian Ladder Farms will host the second event in a two-part series on land conservation, which will focus on how farmers have conserved working farmland.

Farm equipment was found — rusted and unused — when excavating the site where a Dollar General store is to be built in East Berne. 

Not all farms are passed to the next generation of a family. In Knox, a beef cattle farm changed hands from a farmer who has owned the land for decades to a farmer who is trying new ways to make a profit.

BKW students in Future Farmers of America described a trip involving stops at dairy and swine farms, grain processors, and stops at the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory.

ALBANY COUNTY — Three local farms are doing their part to help the  nearly 200 federal Transportation Security Administration workers at the Albany International Airport who have continued to show up to work every day during the longest government shutdown in United States history and, as of Friday, will not have been paid in over a mo

As the youngest boy in a family of nine children, Robert Snyder devoted himself to keeping the farm running as his sisters left to marry and three of his brothers served in the military.
 

ALBANY COUNTY — Colonel John V. A. Lansing settled in the Lisha Kill area in 1791 and farmed hundreds of acres. Over the years and through the generations, just 20 acres remain in the midst of heavy suburban development.

Two invasive plants have devastated agricultural endeavors in the Hilltowns, according to two Berne farmers.

As part of New York’s Industrial Hemp Agricultural Research Pilot Program, the state’s Department of Agriculture and Markets is now accepting applications for growers and processors of industrial hemp.  

Empire State Development and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets are offering $1 million in funding to assist early-stage farmers through the New York State New Farmers Grant Fund.

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