How New York State's agriculture industry is staying competitive
We examine some of the challenges facing New York's agriculture industry and outline some innovative responses. We distinguish between two types of agriculture: commodities and value-added consumer foods. We show that commodities are a small fraction of the agriculture industry in New York State and are not a growing market segment, while value-added goods are the primary products of New York farms and represent a market segment that is growing significantly. We then briefly discuss important strategies that agricultural producers are using to remain competitive, including the adoption of ...
Where’s the buzz?
Ninth District beekeepers stung by fewer honeybees; sticky issue for ag sector.
Not your father’s farm
District farms are getting smaller and bigger at the same time.
Old MacDonald's evolving farm
Alternative livestock markets still small and volatile, but appear to be growing.
Hedging their bets
Farmers have more tools to manage risk, and are using them.
How a real estate law has driven up farmland prices.
This space for rent. Bring your wallet, unless I know you
Farmland rental rates lag, but might be sprinting to catch up.
A growing cornucopia of organics
Organic farming in the Ninth District continues to sprout in fields and on dinner plates.
Making hay off the land
Farmland prices are skyrocketing across the Ninth District. Many worry that the boom can?t last, and what consequences might lurk if it doesn?t.
Outside the winner’s circle
High land and crop prices are benefiting a lot of farmers, but hurting some?badly.