The New York Forest Owners Association will have its annual potluck dinner at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, 840 Upper Front Street, Binghamton, NY. Mike Zagata, NYFOA Director of Organization Development will speak on Managing Your Land for Wildlife. Bring a dish to pass and a table serving. Hot and cold beverages will be available. Mike’s presentation covers the history of NY Forests, the impact on them as a result of the “preservation” movement, and the recent “Young Forest Initiative” which has been advocated by NYFOA, other outdoor organizations and the NYS DEC.
Industrial hemp used to be grown across the commonwealth and used for things like clothing, rope, and animal feed. Its popularity started to decline with the rise of cotton about 150 years ago, but the industry really suffered a setback when Congress outlawed it in the 1930s because of its similarities to marijuana.
A Canadian cannabis company could be bringing hundreds of jobs to the Southern Tier. The company is Canopy Growth; that’s the business that locally-based Constellation Brands has taken a major stake in.
After harvest, New York apples can be stored for months in controlled atmosphere storage rooms where the temperature, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and humidity levels are adjusted to put them into hibernation.
In her new book, “Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land,” Leah Penniman describes her journey as a woman of color reclaiming space in the agricultural world while providing a comprehensive guide for others who want to follow her path.
Rapho Township, PA (WITF) — Farmers and researchers in 23 counties have been studying industrial hemp in trial crops this year. The former cash crop could see a resurgence if a U.S. Senate version of the federal Farm Bill is passed later this year.