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The Sights and Sounds of the New York State Fair 2018

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By Alexis Scott SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC NEWS) The Broadcast/Digital Newswriting/Radio/Audio News Reporting class of Fall 2018 went to the New York State Fair recently and were able to capture some great visuals and audio for you all to view. Here is what they found out:   Natalie Fahmy interacted with John Witherbee of New York, who was demonstrating […]

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Agriculture, Community, Food, Health

Local Farmers Markets Could Be Losing Many of Their Customers

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For more information, listen to the audio above! Audio Transcript: Farmers market By: Brandon Williams SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The USDA is deciding whether to continue to allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to use SNAP at farmers markets in New York state. This could lead to changes for many local farmers markets. Alice […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Community, Environment, Food, Health, Non-profit

A Local Farm has Solutions to Continue Access to Fresh Foods Amid Food Stamp Sales Shutdown

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Click above to hear more! Audio Transcript: The Shutdown of Food Stamp Sales on Farmers Markets By Alexandria Bennett SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Farmers markets will lose the ability to process food stamp sales on August 31st. Novo Dia Group is a service provider that farmers markets use to process food stamp sales. The provider […]

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Agriculture, Business, Community, Government

The Eastern Farm Workers Association Holds a Volunteer Orientation

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  Listen to the audio to learn more about the EFWA   By Malika-Budur Kalila SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NNC News)—The Eastern Farm Workers Association in Syracuse held a volunteer orientation on Tuesday. The association explained its vision and mission statement to the new members.   Luis Erickson is a volunteer coordinator at the EFWA. According to […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Food

Colder Spring Delays Local Strawberry Picking Start

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By Rafael Freitas SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)- June is a month for strawberry lovers. But fans of the fruit might have noticed something different this year. The picking up season started almost two weeks later. This year’s extended winter concerned farmers about the potential effects on their berry crops. Abbott Farms manager Michael Blair said the cold had […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Environment, Food, Health, Syracuse

Rahma Edible Forest Snack Garden Brings Fresh Produce to Food Desert

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Transript By Lileana Pearson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Ncc News) – Food deserts are an area, typically urban, that has minimal access to fresh produce such as fruits and vegetables. Syracuse has several areas that are labeled as food deserts. The two worst residing in zip code areas, 13202 and 13204.  Residents that live in these areas usually […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Community, Environment

“The New York Farm Show: How is New Technology Affecting Farmers”

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Video Transcript Farm Fairs By Amorray Marcano Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — Having a successful farm in this day and age is hard, leaving many farmers wondering if their presence is included in the future of farming. The New York Farm Show is the annual event where about 420 manufacturers from the United States, Canada and […]

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Agriculture, Consumer, Food

California Wineries Struggling To Meet Central New York Demand

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Local stores affected by Northern California Wildfires By Josh Horwitz GEDDES, N.Y. (NCC News) — Central New York’s wine industry may take a hit as wildfires continue to ravage large parts of Northern California, including the world-famous Napa wine district. Joe Alfieri, owner of the local Hallinan’s Liquor, says that some wineries and brands from Northern […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Community

Common Council Proposes Potential Solution to Growing Deer Problem

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Listen here to hear Common Council President Van Robinson’s thoughts on the possible deer control amendment. By Riley Henderson, Syracuse N.Y. (NCC News) — It turns out deer overpopulation isn’t just a problem strictly reserved for wooded suburbs.  The City of Syracuse is attempting to follow in the Town of DeWitt’s footsteps by implementing a deer […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Community, Environment, Public Safety, Syracuse

Samurai Wasps and Citizen Scientists Make for a Dynamic Duo versus Stinkbugs in CNY

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By Jose Cuevas Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — Cornell Professor Arthur Agnello and Peter Jentsch are working on a project where everyday citizens can help bring the fight to stink bugs. Terri Lauber enlisted as a citizen scientist in Syracuse and was happy to help. “I like science and nature, and why not they need help in fighting the stinkbugs,” […]

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