By Julia Reischel on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 - 4:09 pm
Above: Wild boars. Via the New York Department of Environmental Conservation.  The owner of a Hancock hunting preserve must destroy his herd of illegal Eurasian boars by March 31 or face a $10,000 fine from the New York State Department of Environmental... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014 - 3:38 pm
For the federal wildlife biologists tasked with keeping New York State boar-free, rounding up Zybysek Trunirz's escaped wild Eurasian boars has become something of a regular occurrence.  A few weeks ago, it happened again: A group of boars escaped from... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Mar. 1, 2013 - 11:40 am
Rural enough for ya? Photo of dirt road in the Delaware County town of Meredith by Flickr user somervillebikes; shared in the Watershed Post's Flickr group. A newly-released report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends a change in the agency'... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 - 2:15 pm
Today, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), a division of the US Department of Agriculture, announced that it is setting aside $31.5 million in disaster aid for projects sponsored by local town, city, county or tribal governments in New York... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Sep. 28, 2010 - 8:46 am
It must be election season, because the earmarks are pouring in to the Catskills and the Hudson Valley Region. Yesterday, US Representative Maurice Hinchey announced that he got $205,000 from House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services for... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010 - 3:51 pm
That would be more of an honor if the press release announcing the 126 grants being awarded by the US. Department of Agriculture to boost internet service in rural areas didn't describe the recipients as 'persistent poverty counties.' Yippee. Still, money... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Apr. 29, 2010 - 6:40 pm
Call it builder's remorse. Many years ago, the town of Ashland hopelessly contaminated its underground water supply, and the town's few hundred residents have been paying the price ever since. At last, relief is in sight, though it's going to be expensive... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Apr. 19, 2010 - 1:37 pm
The image above is a detail from a map from the USDA, showing growth and decline in farming between 2002 and 2007. Each red dot represents 20 farms lost during those five years; each blue dot is for 20 new farms. What are Massachusetts and Connecticut... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Mar. 19, 2010 - 11:07 am
Something strange haunts a certain house on North Manheim Boulevard in New Paltz. You may have noticed it. One recent commentor on the Ulster Publishing forum did: If you are driving on Henry Dubois Road in New Paltz where it intersects with North... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 - 4:58 pm
Upstate New York has bountiful open space, a great climate for raising grassfed meat, and a long tradition of local agriculture. So why is it still hard to find local pasture-raised meat at the grocery store? Brooklyn food writer Adriana Velez had a great... Read more


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