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NY21: Walking between the rows with Aaron Woolf

Aaron Woolf says strengthening regional food systems and growing infrastructure are the best ways to boost the district's agricultural industry.

Octoberfest half marathon, 10k upcoming in Peru

The 4th Annual Octoberfest Half Marathon and 10K will take place Saturday, Oct. 11 at 9 a.m.

Food Co-op celebrates Fourth Annual Non-GMO Month

This October, North Country Food Co-op, along with nearly 1,000 other natural food stores across the U.S. and Canada, are taking part in Non-GMO Month, celebrating the public’s right to choose foods and products that don’t contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

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Essex County Cheese Tour to highlight three small-scale local creameries

While big names like the Chateaugay-based MaCadam have put the North Country on the map when it comes to the dairy biz, three small-scale creameries have sprouted in Essex County within the past half-decade.

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Local food producer? NYS wants you

New York State Commissioner of Agriculture Richard A. Ball encouraged companies that make food, drink, and other agricultural products in New York on Monday, Sept. 15 to consider exhibiting their products at the Taste NY Harvest Fest at the New York State Fairgrounds on Saturday, Nov. 1.

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Harvest Bounty Food Swap coming to Plattsburgh

The fourth annual Harvest Bounty Food Swap and Potluck will take place Saturday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Taste NY brings North Country flavor to rest of state

New York State's agriculture, beer and wine industries are thriving. A new state initiative aims to deliver these products directly onto kitchen tables.

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Senator Charles Schumer stumps in Saranac Lake for high-tech grant money

Funds would establish degree program at NCCC, fill in-demand jobs at local businesses

“Mechatronics” might be this fall’s local buzzword if North Country Community College locks in federal funds to establish a new degree program.

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Wineries set to host summer wine tour in August

Wine lovers rejoice and safely take to the roads.

LCC hosts meeting about blue-green algae blooms

A young girl swims near an algae bloom, a dangerous organism that lurks in the waters of Lake Champlain.

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California native at home on Keeseville farm

The youth movement in local farm-to-table agriculture is continuing in the Champlain Valley, and it’s even drawing motivated young farmers from across the country. At least that is the case at North Country Creamery here.

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Cornell research shows value of tall fescue silage

Cornell University research has shown that tall fescue silage used in a well-balanced dairy ration can produce as much milk per cow as alfalfa silage.

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Essex cattle farm offers job hopefuls Grade-A status — if they survive the chopping block

Despite the wealth of factors in favor of the Lewis Family Farm, owner Sandy Lewis is frustrated at the one commodity that has slipped through his grasp.

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Winter’s wrath

The cold was hard on more than just people

This past winter was an especially tough one even by North Country standards, and it affected more than just the residents of the Adirondack Coast.

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