What’s happening at farms across New York State? Early in the pandemic shutdown we saw a variety of headlines connected to the idea that farms were already struggling — and that new realities made doing business nearly impossible. As businesses open up — big questions loom — like, “What policies need to change to protect small and medium sized farms moving forward?”
Today on The Daily Debrief, a conversation with Ann Marie Heizmann, who in addition to running for New York State Assembly, has led the Seneca County Farm Bureau in recent years. Give a listen to her thoughts, and check out some of the content we’ve curated or produced in recent weeks on the topic of farming.
- DAILY DEBRIEF: Creating resources for farm workforce during pandemic (FL1)
- Small farms in New York are experiencing a surprising boom (New York Times)
- Farms were already struggling across the state, and country (New York Times)
- New York farms sent reeling as COVID-19 continues to spread (LoHud)
- Small farms struggle as restaurants struggle (Civil Eats)
- The number of farms continues to shrink in New York except for few exceptions (The Daily Gazette)
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