Reap Tax Credits Available

Farmers who want to use new best management practices or purchase conservation equipment can utilize the state’s Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) program. REAP provides tax credits to farmers who install best management practices or purchase equipment...

Pesticide Maker Tries to Kill Risk Study

Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species.  Lawyers representing Dow, whose CEO also heads a White...

A Better Way to Manage Phosphorus?

All living things – from bacteria and fungi to plants and animals – need phosphorus. But extra phosphorus in the wrong place can harm the environment. For example, when too much phosphorus enters a lake or stream, it can lead to excessive weed growth and algal blooms....

Drivers Urged to Share the Road

It didn’t take long for a line of more than six vehicles to back up behind a John Deere Corn Planter traveling north on Route 97 on a brisk Wednesday morning.   The more-than-40-foot piece of farm equipment made the left turn into Troyer Growers in Waterford...

Form I-9 Webinar Offered April 19

A webinar for employers on how to handle Form I-9 will be offered April 19 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.  The webinar will last about one hour.   To register, click here.  The full schedule of E-Verify webinars are listed...