USDA http://wrvo.org en Schumer hopes federal funds will help local brewpub expand http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-hopes-federal-funds-will-help-local-brewpub-expand <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">The <a href="http://empirebrew.com/" target="_blank">Empire Brewing Company</a> in Syracuse is planning an expansion that will let the brewpub create a new kind of farm-to-bottle brewing model. </span></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:43:49 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58885 at http://wrvo.org Schumer hopes federal funds will help local brewpub expand Chobani wins USDA contract to put Greek yogurt on lunch trays http://wrvo.org/post/chobani-wins-usda-contract-put-greek-yogurt-lunch-trays <p>Chobani Greek yogurt will be on more school lunch trays across the country as part of a new school lunch program.</p><p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture today awarded the central New York yogurt powerhouse a contract to expand a pilot program adding Greek-style yogurt to school lunches.</p><p>Chobani will now be able to put its yogurt in cafeterias for a month in seven states when the new school year starts up in August. Those states include New York, California and Illinois.</p><p>It comes after a successful three month pilot program this past school year in fewer states.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:32:48 +0000 Ryan Delaney 57594 at http://wrvo.org Chobani wins USDA contract to put Greek yogurt on lunch trays Creating healthy habits for children http://wrvo.org/post/creating-healthy-habits-children <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Everyone from doctors to educators to first lady Michelle Obama seems to be concerned about the nutrition and physical activity children in this country are getting. A recent </span>WRVO<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> community health forum asked a panel of regional experts about what is being done and what should be done to improve the diet and fitness of the children in central and northern New York.</span></p><p>A startling statistic captures why there is such concern across the country about childhood obesity rates.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:01:00 +0000 Catherine Loper 57258 at http://wrvo.org Creating healthy habits for children 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 Jefferson County employer Hi-Lite to create new jobs with USDA loan http://wrvo.org/post/jefferson-county-employer-hi-lite-create-new-jobs-usda-loan <p></p><p>A Jefferson County company is planning to expand with the help of a loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.&nbsp;</p><p>Hi-Lite Airfield Services, in Adams Center, plans to create between eight and 10 new jobs, according to a news release from Rep. Bill Owens’s (D-Plattsburgh) office.&nbsp;The company also plans to buy new equipment with the $7.1 million loan from the USDA’s Rural Development program.</p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:47:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 51558 at http://wrvo.org Jefferson County employer Hi-Lite to create new jobs with USDA loan USDA dropping oral rabies vaccines in northern, western NY http://wrvo.org/post/usda-dropping-oral-rabies-vaccines-northern-western-ny <p></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 10:41:46 +0000 Gino Geruntino 44028 at http://wrvo.org USDA dropping oral rabies vaccines in northern, western NY