Good old-fashioned innovation in the Ithaca meat market

How do you increase farmers’ profits and consumers’ meat consumption without asking farmers or consumers to break the bank? The Meat Locker Project logo In Ithaca, NY, Matt LeRoux, an agriculture marketing specialist at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, and Keri Bartlett of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County, set out to find answers, and the Meat Locker Pilot Project is one of them. Two 10 foot by 14 foot lockers,... Read More

Occupy Wall Street: The Farmers’ March

Sunday, December 4th, 2 PM to 6 PM A gathering of farmers, community gardeners, food activists, and occupiers for dialogue, solidarity, and solutions to corporate control of our food system. 2 PM – Gathering at La Plaza Cultural, 9th St and Ave C 4 PM – March towards Wall Street 5 PM – Circle of solidarity and seed swap at Zucotti Park  Read More

Schumer and Gillibrand Announce Passage of Disaster Relief Bill, Includes $40 Million for New York Farmers

Senator Gillibrand Last week Senators Schumer and Gillibrand announced the final passage of legislation to fund disaster recovery efforts, with $40 Million to go to New York State farmers. The legislation, created in response to the wide-spread destruction of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, includes the Gillibrand-Schumer amendment, which directs the $40 Million to New York. The overall recovery funding, as set out in appropriations... Read More