June is National Dairy Month and in Chenango County the 13th annual Dairy Day will be celebrated on Saturday in Norwich with a parade, events at the fairgrounds and much more. Karen Hoffman, Dairy Day committee member, says the event includes a number of activities to honor the dairy industry in Chenango County.
A deal approved by the U.S. Congress late Tuesday to avoid the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts known as the "fiscal cliff" also includes measures to avert the "dairy cliff" -- a steep increase in milk prices.
The tax agreement contains a 9-month fix for expiring farm subsidy programs by extending a 2008 farm law. That gives lawmakers time to come up with a new 5-year repl
State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released a report at the New York State Fair on Monday that says that New York State continues to be a leading agricultural state with over 36,000 farms producing 4.7 billion in products annually.