Farm and Food News

Across the Nation

Nationwide: President Obama signed an executive order establishing the White House Rural Council on June 9, 2011. The council will work to “coordinate develop-ment of policy recommendations to promote economic prosperity and quality of life in rural America, and shall coordinate my Administration’s engagement with rural communities.”

Across the Nation

New York: State Assemblyman Tony Jordan, R-Jackson, was preparing to introduce legislation allowing maple syrup producers to tap trees on state-owned land, with revenue from the leases going to fund agricultural conservation easement programs.

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