Hinchey Says Family Farms Undermined

Hinchey Says Farm Service Agency Will Undermine
Family Farms With New York Office Closures

Washington, DC — Charging that the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) is undermining and abandoning New York’s family farms, Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) today blasted the agency over its continued efforts to close eight county offices located throughout the state. Hinchey has been vigorously fighting the FSA’s proposal to close offices in New York, as well as across the country, since the agency provides critical services to local farmers and offers personalized attention and advice on an array of federal agricultural programs. The congressman learned this week during a call with FSA Administrator Lasseter that Acting Agriculture Secretary Chuck Conner is poised to soon approve the FSA closure plan for New York, which includes the closure of offices in Albany, Broome, Herkimer, Oswego, Rensselaer, Suffolk, Sullivan, and Yates counties.

A New Day for the Catskills

John H. Adams’s Blog
September 17, 2007

People think of the Catskills and they think of “Dirty Dancing.” But really, it’s about barns and cows and fishing and hiking. There are several thousand operating farms in the Catskills. When you add up all the public spaces and wilderness and wildlife preserves that are in the Catskills you will soon find it’s the biggest recreational area within reach of New York.
Read the full blog here at the NRDC Switchboard

Welcome to the Catskill Post

The Catskill Post is a NewsBlog about the protection of the Catskills. Contributors from around the region write about what is happening in there communities. From Delhi to Stone Ridge, Hancock to Monticello, from the High Peaks to the banks of the Delaware we have news, commentary and calendaring about the issues facing the region. The Catskills region covers six counties in New York State. CMK Map They are: Otsego, Schoharie, Albany, Greene, Ulster, Sullivan and Delaware.