Food and Farms

Bret Jaspers / WSKG News


Broome County’s branch of the Cornell Cooperative Extension is getting $1 million to build a food hub at its location on Upper Front Street in the Broome County town of Dickinson.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is working on a proposal to give New York farmers a break should the State Senate agree to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Crystal Sarakas / Press-Sun Bulletin

Wine in New York is big business, generating more than a billion dollars in sales, employing tens of thousands, and serving more than 5 million tourists each year who flock to wine trails across the state. Today, New York wineries are holding their own in competition with the big boys in Napa Valley and Sonoma County, winning gold and double gold medals at competitions across the country.


A much milder than normal winter has meant an earlier start to the maple syrup season in New York.


(WRVO) New York is the second largest maple producing state in the country, producing more than 600,000 gallons of syrup last year, worth about $33 million.

Sarah Harris / North Country Public Radio

(WRVO) A farm initiative lead by state Sen. Patty Ritchie plans to restore $12 million to research programs slated to be cut under Cuomo's  budget plan.

100th PA Farm Show Kicks Off Saturday

Jan 8, 2016
Marie Cusick / StateImpact Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is about to reach a milestone: 100 years. For many -- the Farm Show is like Christmas in January. From the agriculture competitions to the food court full of Pennsylvania products to yes, the milkshakes, hundreds of thousands of people flock to the show every year.

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For years, the government has warned that saturated fat found in whole milk leads to increased risk for heart disease. But now, it’s taking a second look at the research, saying saturated fats might not be so bad for you.

New federal dietary guidelines could be a big boost for dairy farmers.

Milder Weather OK For Farmers...For Now

Dec 16, 2015
Krenzer Farms

You've probably enjoyed the mild early winter weather, and we know winter is coming. For area farmers, an extended fall allowed many to recoup crops planted late following a wet spring and dry summer.

Broome County Historical Society

New York state has long been a center for agriculture. and, tonight, WSKG premieres a new documentary that celebrates upstate’s farming history. The movie is called Harvest. Brian Frey directed the film, and he says he misses the presence of farmers in popular culture.