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WNYC News

How to Get Your Hoof In the Door and Other Farm Business Marketing Tips

Friday, January 30, 2015

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Native New Yorker Ruby Metzner didn't know a thing about farming. But she used her marketing skills to develop a thriving pig farm.

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If You Think Manhattan is Pricey, Try Buying Farmland Near New York City

Thursday, January 29, 2015

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Farmland in lower Hudson River counties like Columbia County can go for $7,000 to $10,000 an acre, too pricey for beginning farmers. Rental agreements and land conservancies can help.

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WNYC News

If You're Looking for a Place to Farm — Start by Looking Up

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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All you need to start a farm in New York City is the right roof.

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Last Chance Foods

Learning to Farm: Resources

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ready to trade your metrocard for a wheelbarrow? Here’s a list of resources to help you gain the skills, find land, scale up and buy the farm. Happy hoeing.

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Last Chance Foods

Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Become a Farmer

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The farm-to-table ethos is firmly established in New York City's restaurant scene. But a growing number of New Yorkers are becoming more interested in the farm side of the equation.

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The Takeaway

U.S. Bogged Down With Too Many Cranberries

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The holiday season is the golden hour for cranberries. But this year there are a few too many berries for Americans to consume.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Banding Together to Save Small Farms

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Co-directors Lisa F. Jackson and Sarah Teale discuss their documentary “Grazers,” about t farmers in upstate New York who create a beef cooperative to hold on to their failing farms

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Many Varieties of Seeds Are Becoming Extinct. Meet Two People Who Are Bringing Them Back.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Decades ago, as agriculture became centralized, seeds were selected for yield, and many varieties nearly went extinct.

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The Takeaway

A Monsanto Exec Takes On the GMO Debate

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Monsanto's been vilified for breeding and selling genetically modified seeds to farmers across the world. The company's Exec. Vice President joins us to make his case for GMOs. 

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The Takeaway

So You Want to Be a Farmer?

Monday, September 15, 2014

In the latest installment of The Takeaway's Job Fair series, a farming insider explains how young farmers entering the changing industry should prepare for a life outside.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Pleasures and Perils of the Farming Life

Friday, September 12, 2014

Three local organic farmers talk about the business and rewards of farming and why they became farmers.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Food Friday: Young Local Farmers, an Old Family Store

Friday, September 12, 2014

It's Food Friday! Three local farmers talk about the business of farming. The history of Di Palo’s in Little Italy. Georgian food in NYC. Please Explain on  raw food diets.

On Being

Dan Barber — Driven By Flavor [remix]

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dan Barber is a celebrated young chef — but his passionate ethics and intellect have made him much more. He's out to restore food to its rightful place vis-à-vis our bodies, our ecologies and our economies. And he would do this by resurrecting our natural

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On Being

[Unedited] Dan Barber with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dan Barber is a celebrated young chef — but his passionate ethics and intellect have made him much more. He's out to restore food to its rightful place vis-à-vis our bodies, our ecologies and our economies. And he would do this by resurrecting our natural

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The Takeaway

Missouri Votes to Guarantee The Right to Farm

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Missourians will vote today on an amendment to the state's Constitution that would guarantee the rights to farm and ranch. Is this a back-to-the-land movement, or a ploy to get around regulations?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Stranglehold of Industrial Farming

Friday, May 23, 2014

Factory farms have been blamed for all kinds of problems – from the treatment of the animals they raise and slaughter to the pollution they create to the safety of the meat they produce. But they're also responsible for another problem: The disappearance of small, independent slaughterhouses across the country.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Drink Beer, Support a Farmer

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Grains like barley keep our soil healthy, and an explosion in microbrewing has created a local market for them. Chef Dan Barber says that's the kind of synchronicity needed to save our food system.

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WNYC News

Behind Radio Tech, Goats

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Seven years ago, Steve Shultis came upon an ad in a store in the Hudson Valley area where he lives with his family offering two adult Nubian ewes, or female goats, to a “good family.” After what Shultis, who is New York Public Radio's chief technology officer, describes as a ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Preserving a Family Farm and the Environment

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Julene Bair talks about inheriting part of a farming empire in Kansas's beautiful Smoky Valley and her hopes to preserve it for the next generation. She also has to come to terms with the ecological harm the Bair Farm has done: each growing season her family—like other irrigators—pumps over two hundred million gallons out of the rapidly depleting Ogallala aquifer. Her new memoir is The Ogallala Road.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Young Farmers Taking on the Family Business

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Most American’s haven’t set foot on a farm or ranch. In his documentary “Farmland: The Evolution of a Tradition,” filmmaker  James Moll takes an intimate look at the lives of farmers and ranchers in their 20s who are now responsible for running the family business. He's joined by Brad Bellah, a sixth generation cattle rancher who runs beef cattle operations in Texas and Colorado. “Farmland: The Evolution of a Tradition,” opens May 9 at Village East Cinema.

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