farms Farming By Leigh Rusyn, Tim LaMay & Shannon Rosato • Dec 12, 2012 Listen Listening... / 1:00 Hanna proposes tax change for small farmers By Ellen Abbott • Jul 17, 2012 Ellen Abbott / WRVO Central New York Congressman Richard Hanna is hoping to help small farmers create more jobs. He wants to tweak a portion of the tax code that was initially meant to help small farmers. Central NY farmers worry about dry weather By Ellen Abbott • Jul 17, 2012 Ellen Abbott / WRVO New York isn't officially in a drought, but it's certainly been a dry summer so far in upstate New York. Farmers aren't pushing the panic button just yet, but they are watching the skies. On Hayfields... Past, Present and Future By John Weeks • Jun 27, 2012 John Weeks reflects on how hayfields have changed since his youth on the family farm. While the technology of haying has evolved dramatically, hayfields still serve as a home for a wide variety of wildlife. Originally aired on June 17, 1988. Senator Charles Schumer backs farmers after spring frost By Ryan Delaney • Jun 6, 2012 Ian Lamont / Flickr Senator Charles Schumer is backing changes to this year’s farm bill that he says would better protect local farmers in the future from damages like those caused by this spring’s frost. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Agriculture today declared many upstate New York farms are now eligible for federal aid from those frosts.