New York State Department of Agriculture http://wrvo.org en Dairy industry sees a boom in New York http://wrvo.org/post/dairy-industry-sees-boom-new-york <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The New York state dairy industry is in a good place right now, and state officials say they want to keep it that way.</span></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:13:20 +0000 Ellen Abbott 57439 at http://wrvo.org Dairy industry sees a boom in New York Maple Weekend celebrations go on, despite slower start to season http://wrvo.org/post/maple-weekend-celebrations-go-despite-slower-start-season <p></p><p>This weekend is the state’s annual celebration of maple syrup. Maple Weekend is a rite of spring and ushers in the first crop of the year.</p><p>New York is the country’s second biggest producer of maple syrup, behind Vermont. Producers will put out more than two million taps this spring.</p><p>Acting New York State Agricultural Commissioner Richard Ball says producers are nervous about the late winter.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:00:01 +0000 David Sommerstein 53063 at http://wrvo.org Maple Weekend celebrations go on, despite slower start to season New regulations proposed to reduce impact of invasive species http://wrvo.org/post/new-regulations-proposed-reduce-impact-invasive-species <p></p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 21:04:41 +0000 Gino Geruntino 47484 at http://wrvo.org New regulations proposed to reduce impact of invasive species Search begins for new State Fair director http://wrvo.org/post/search-begins-new-state-fair-director <p></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 11:53:50 +0000 WRVO News 45150 at http://wrvo.org Search begins for new State Fair director New York in the World: an old economic engine is new again http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-world-old-economic-engine-new-again <p></p><p>Back in the 1930s, when Finger Lakes resident Carl Mortensen was a kid, agriculture was his small town’s link to the rest of the state.</p><p>“New York City was full of horses,” Mortensen said. “They used horses for everything. And our big thing then was to put up oats, straw and hay and like that and ship it to New York City.”</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 10:34:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 42904 at http://wrvo.org New York in the World: an old economic engine is new again State, Cornell Cooperative Extension teach public to identify invasive pests http://wrvo.org/post/state-cornell-cooperative-extension-teach-public-identify-invasive-pests <p></p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:16:21 +0000 Ellen Abbott 41613 at http://wrvo.org State, Cornell Cooperative Extension teach public to identify invasive pests Ammonium nitrate storage closely regulated in New York http://wrvo.org/post/ammonium-nitrate-storage-closely-regulated-new-york <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The chemical responsible for the death of 14 people and injury of over 200 in West, Texas, is in wide use. Leaving many upstate New Yorkers wondering how ammonium nitrate is regulated in New York state.</span> Wed, 01 May 2013 11:10:00 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 37051 at http://wrvo.org Agriculture officials say horses should be vaccinated for EEE http://wrvo.org/post/agriculture-officials-say-horses-should-be-vaccinated-eee <p>The New York State Department of&nbsp; Agriculture is urging horse owners to have their animals vaccinated against Eastern Equine Encephalitis and the West Nile virus. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 14:43:04 +0000 Catherine Loper 26239 at http://wrvo.org