School lunch subsidy could boost local farms, economies

ITHACA, N.Y. – If New York state lawmakers were to provide a subsidy of 5 cents per school lunch just one day per week for the purchase of local fruits and vegetables, it would likely provide a financial boost for New York farmers and local economies. The finding is according to a recent report, “The […]

N.Y. veggie growers plant cooperative fund to address challenges

ITHACA, N.Y. – There’s a new player at the table when it comes to supporting agricultural research in New York – and organizers are hoping their ante will encourage regional vegetable producers to place their bets on the industry’s future. Dubbed the “Agriculture Research Fund” by the group of processing vegetable growers from Western New […]