dairy farms http://wrvo.org en Schumer calls on USDA to assist upstate dairy farmers with Farm Bill http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-calls-usda-assist-upstate-dairy-farmers-farm-bill <p></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:56:41 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53505 at http://wrvo.org Schumer calls on USDA to assist upstate dairy farmers with Farm Bill New Farm Bill makes transition to organic dairy farming easier http://wrvo.org/post/new-farm-bill-makes-transition-organic-dairy-farming-easier <p></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:16:40 +0000 Ellen Abbott 51514 at http://wrvo.org New Farm Bill makes transition to organic dairy farming easier Hanna says Farm Bill gets a lot right, but doesn't address everything http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-says-farm-bill-gets-lot-right-doesnt-address-everything <p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:57:35 +0000 Ellen Abbott 51370 at http://wrvo.org Hanna says Farm Bill gets a lot right, but doesn't address everything Hanna touts benefits of Farm Bill for upstate NY farmers http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-touts-benefits-farm-bill-upstate-ny-farmers <p></p><p>President Barack Obama signed the Farm Bill into law Friday, after four years of failed attempts to pass one. Rep. Richard Hanna says the bill will give economic stability to farmers in the upstate New York.</p><p>Hanna toured the Dutch Hill Creamery in Chenango Forks Friday morning and said the new Farm Bill will have a great impact on farmers in the state. And that New York state should focus more on the potential benefits of expanded farming.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:09:06 +0000 Matt Martin 51063 at http://wrvo.org Hanna touts benefits of Farm Bill for upstate NY farmers Hanna urges OSHA to consider delaying surprise dairy farm inspections http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-urges-osha-consider-delaying-surprise-dairy-farm-inspections <p></p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 13:15:39 +0000 Gino Geruntino 49021 at http://wrvo.org Hanna urges OSHA to consider delaying surprise dairy farm inspections Lawsuit challenges change to dairy regulation http://wrvo.org/post/lawsuit-challenges-change-dairy-regulation <p></p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 10:41:07 +0000 Matt Richmond 42177 at http://wrvo.org Lawsuit challenges change to dairy regulation Amendment to Farm Bill could help boost upstate milk production http://wrvo.org/post/amendment-farm-bill-could-help-boost-upstate-milk-production <p>The five year Farm Bill, likely to pass a vote in the U.S. Senate next Monday, includes an amendment from New York Sen. Charles Schumer that attempts to address rising demand for milk.</p><p>Schumer says the amendment could help New York’s dairy farmers supply a fast-growing yogurt industry.</p><p>It would create a $5 million pilot program aimed at helping small dairy farms access technical help for &nbsp;things like animal nutrition and business planning.</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 11:31:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 39113 at http://wrvo.org Amendment to Farm Bill could help boost upstate milk production Greek yogurt plant could boost upstate dairy industry http://wrvo.org/post/greek-yogurt-plant-could-boost-upstate-dairy-industry <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Upstate New York’s newest Greek yogurt factory opened its doors in Batavia, Monday. The factory is a joint venture between Pepsi and German dairy giant, the Theo Muller Group. The Muller Quaker Dairy Plant is touted as a shot in the arm for the dairy industry in western New York.</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 20:29:39 +0000 Kate O'Connell 38957 at http://wrvo.org Greek yogurt plant could boost upstate dairy industry Immigration reform would address labor shortages on NY farms http://wrvo.org/post/immigration-reform-would-address-labor-shortages-ny-farms-0 <p>As lawmakers in the Senate's Judiciary Committee debate the immigration reform bill released last month, farmers in New York State are hoping to find enough workers to fully staff their operations. It's a yearly struggle in New York and nationwide and according to <a href="https://www.farmcrediteast.com/News-and-Events/News/20111005GuestWorkerTestimony.aspx" target="_blank">a report by Farm Credit East</a>, more than 1000 farms in New York could close or shrink by two-thirds if immigration laws were fully enforced. Fri, 17 May 2013 13:42:51 +0000 Matt Richmond 38005 at http://wrvo.org Immigration reform would address labor shortages on NY farms Byrne Dairy to join growing NY yogurt industry http://wrvo.org/post/byrne-dairy-join-growing-ny-yogurt-industry <p>The yogurt industry in upstate New York is getting attention as a bright spot in the region's lackluster economy. Now, Byrne Dairy is will be joining other companies in this growing agribusiness. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 21:51:00 +0000 Matt Richmond 28997 at http://wrvo.org Byrne Dairy to join growing NY yogurt industry Cuomo to hold wine and beer summit http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-hold-wine-and-beer-summit <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced he’s holding a wine and beer summit at the Capitol in October to improve business opportunities for the state’s wineries and craft breweries. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:18:10 +0000 Karen DeWitt 26735 at http://wrvo.org