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State Ag Commissioner Keynote Speaker at Hudson Valley Farm to Institution Summit

New York State Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard Ball encouraged institutions in the Hudson Valley to “take advantage of the abundant agricultural products grown and produced in New York in providing meals to their customers,” at the Hudson Valley Farm to Institution Summit held at SUNY New Paltz on October 16. “This Summit helps connect […]

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College and University Students Across New York Celebrate National Food Day with First Ever NY Campus Crunch

University and college students across New York State will celebrate National Food Day tomorrow with the inaugural NY Campus Crunch, taking a collective bite out of apples grown on New York State farms in demonstration of their support for serving locally grown food in campus cafeterias. “Why is it important to eat local?” asks Radha […]

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Congressman Maloney Applauds Hudson Valley Farmlink Network – A New Partnership to Help Next Generation of Farmers Access Farmland

Warwick, New York, October 9, 2014 — With roughly 30 percent of Hudson Valley farmland managed by farmers over age 65, a significant amount of farmland must be transferred to the next generation of farmers or lost forever to real estate development. The newly launched Hudson Valley Farmlink Network will offer resources for senior farmers, […]

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September Workshops Help the Next Generation of Hudson Valley Farmers

This September, American Farmland Trust (AFT) and other partners in the Hudson Valley Farmlink Network (HVFN) are coordinating three workshops to facilitate farm transfers and improve land access for the next generation of Hudson Valley farmers. In two of the workshops, one in Dutchess County, and one in Westchester County, farmers and owners of agricultural […]

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Preliminary Data Suggests Next Generation of Farmers Struggling to Get on the Land

Newly released data from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirms that due to a combination of economic factors, competition for land and changing farmer demographics, the next generation of farmers’ struggle to gain access to farmland is a problem that’s not going away. The USDA’s 2012 Census of Agriculture’s Preliminary Results released last month shows […]

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