By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Mar. 16, 2010 - 4:40 pm
If you're a farmer, odds are you don't have $100,000 in your back pocket for an M.B.A. But you've got business problems that would keep Warren Buffett up at night. How do you get your perishable wares to eaters (and, of course, buyers) of food? Finding... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Mar. 11, 2010 - 2:32 pm
One of Spring Lake Farm's sows enjoying the March sunshine. Photo by Ulla Kjarval.
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Mar. 1, 2010 - 6:50 pm
NYC ag lawyer Cari Rincker recently helped to start a New York chapter of the American Agri-Women Association. She's looking for other digitally connected women in New York agriculture: New York Agri-Women now has a Facebook fan page and you can follow... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Mar. 1, 2010 - 2:59 pm
Farmers are rallying in the state capital to oppose a farmworkers' labor bill, the subject of a hearing in the Legislature today. The North Fork Vue, a Long Island online newspaper, recently published an in-depth piece on the controversy over the bill.... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 - 12:08 pm
The Boston Globe had a story this week featuring several New York State farmers who sell their grass-fed beef and lamb on the Internet. With so much buzz about the practices of factory farms, many consumers are looking past the supermarket meat case for... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 - 5:13 pm
Liza de Guia, the one-woman force of nature behind NYC-based video blog Food Curated, wrapped up a three-part series today on locally raised ducks. In the series, she follows them from John Fazio's farm in Ulster County to Savoy, a New York restaurant... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010 - 12:41 pm
It's been the worst year for dairy farmers in memory--a year of catastrophic prices in which many farmers went deep in debt just to stay in business. Will 2010 bring any relief? Maybe so. Prices are picking up. And New York's dairy outlook is brighter... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 - 4:58 pm
Upstate New York has bountiful open space, a great climate for raising grassfed meat, and a long tradition of local agriculture. So why is it still hard to find local pasture-raised meat at the grocery store? Brooklyn food writer Adriana Velez had a great... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010 - 9:39 am
Ulla Kjarval, whose family runs Meredith's Spring Lake Farm, has a great editorial on the Civil Eats blog today. The topic: a proposed 72,000-cow CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation) in New York State that if built, she writes, would be the... Read more


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