dairy industry http://wrvo.org en Farmers express concern about immigration policies, lack of Farm Bill http://wrvo.org/post/farmers-express-concern-about-immigration-policies-lack-farm-bill <p></p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 20:06:56 +0000 Ellen Abbott 50243 at http://wrvo.org Farmers express concern about immigration policies, lack of Farm Bill Maffei says partisan politics hurting Farm Bill legislation http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-says-partisan-politics-hurting-farm-bill-legislation <p>Farmers aren't the only ones worrying about Congress' failure to come to an agreement on the Farm Bill. Syracuse-area Rep. Dan Maffei says partisan politics have gotten in the way, and are hurting Congress' ability to move legislation forward.<br /><br />Maffei says the Farm Bill, and the legislation connected to it, which includes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, should be passed, though both Republicans and Democrats need to compromise on their positions.<br /> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:07:21 +0000 Gino Geruntino 48295 at http://wrvo.org Maffei says partisan politics hurting Farm Bill legislation Syracuse dairy co-op plans merger with national operation http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-dairy-co-op-plans-merger-national-operation <p>A Northeast dairy cooperative headquartered in Syracuse plans to merge with a larger national operation from Missouri.</p><p>Century-old Dairylea told members at its annual meetings this week of its plan to merge with Dairy Farmers of America. Dairylea has been a partner organization since 2002.</p><p>The move, pending approval from members, will better position its farmers for the future, Dairylea spokeswoman Karen Cartier said.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:46:16 +0000 Ryan Delaney 45787 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse dairy co-op plans merger with national operation 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 A new age of cheese for upstate New York http://wrvo.org/post/new-age-cheese-upstate-new-york <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></p><p>It’s soft, stinky and delicious, and it’s an opportunity for economic development.</p><p>Upstate New York looks ready to usher in a new era of cheese production. A partnership between supermarket chain Wegmans Food Markets and Cornell University hopes to make the region a leader in the artisanal cheese industry.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:16:33 +0000 Kate O'Connell 40212 at http://wrvo.org A new age of cheese for upstate New York Hanna in favor of immigration reform http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-favor-immigration-reform <p>Utica-area Cong. Richard Hanna is one Republican who expects to be on board with any immigration reform that is being proposed in Washington currently. The 22nd district representative says it's an important issue in a region where agriculture is key. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 09:39:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 32555 at http://wrvo.org Deal reached to stop the $6 gallon of milk http://wrvo.org/post/deal-reached-stop-6-gallon-milk <p>Congress seems to have reached a deal to stop milk prices from rising to a warned about $6 a gallon in the New Year, but it's unclear if it will be voted on before the end of 2012. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 19:35:20 +0000 Ryan Delaney 31249 at http://wrvo.org Deal reached to stop the $6 gallon of milk