Agriculture

USDA FUNDING FOR RURAL AREAS
7:05 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

US Agriculture Secretary Announces Rural Infrastructure Funds

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (left) and CoBank CEO Bob Engel (right) discuss the U.S. Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund in Bridgeport, NY
Credit John Smith / WAER News

The US Agriculture Secretary visited the Town of Sullivan in Bridgeport Wednesday to unveil a $10 billion equity program that will provide low-cost loans for rural areas with infrastructure projects on their wish list.

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Local Agriculture
5:30 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Syracuse Downtown Farmers' Market Opens

Fresh produce at Downtown Syracuse's Farmers' Market.
Credit Max Brady

A rainy start to the Downtown Syracuse Farmers’ Market today didn’t keep it from opening with a splash.  Workers stopped by on their lunch breaks to enjoy the fresh produce and baked goods, and left with items to take home.  The weekly event featured dozens of vendors selling fruits, vegetables, wine, baked goods, dairy products and decorative plants.

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