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Farm Funding Workshop

Monday, December 08, 2014 at 01:00 PM
Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County

Are you looking for ways to develop or expand your agricultural business?

Then join Cornell Cooperative Extension – Sullivan County for a workshop designed to help identify which loans or grants might be right for you. Representatives from Sullivan County Division of Planning & Environmental Management, County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency, Catskill Mountainkeeper (CMK), Farm Service Agency, and The Natural Resource Conservation Service will be on hand to discuss their specific programs.

Topics include the SC Agri-Business Revolving Loan Fund, the IDA Agri-Business Revolving Loan Fund, CMK Capital Access Loan program, USDA FSA funding programs, USDA NRCS funding programs, along with information on NYS grant.

Hancock Compressor StationAlbany Times Union - 6:03 pm, Sunday, November 9, 2014

By Wes Gillingham, Commentary

While the gas industry continues to mislead the public about the harmful health and environmental impacts of unconventional natural gas development (also called hydraulic fracturing or fracking), evidence of its dangers is mounting...

 

cuomoastorino.jpgIn last week's gubernatorial debate Rob Astorino, the Republican nominee and Westchester County Executive, said that if elected he would move forward with gas drilling within the first 90 days of his administration.


Governor Cuomo countered, "I'm not a scientist. Let the scientists decide…. whatever the experts say is right, that's what I will do…"And the science is increasingly clear. The process of extracting, processing and transporting natural gas puts dangerous toxins into our water and air, and emits global warming-inducing green house gases (GHGs) into the atmosphere. 

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