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NEW: Dutchess County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan – FINAL VERSION

See the link below for the FINAL VERSION of the plan:
2015 Dutchess County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan 2015

Also, for a briefer overview, check out the Executive Summary: 2015 Dutchess County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan – Executive Summary


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State Agriculture Commissioner Highlights First-Year Record Sales and Expanded Programming at the Taste NY Market at Todd Hill

June 2015

State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today announced record sales of locally produced New York State products at the Taste NY Market at Todd Hill. On Friday, May 22, the Taste NY Market at Todd Hill broke its single-day sales record, bringing in $8,569. Since it opened in June of last year, the store has grossed well over $500,000 from the sale of New York State foods and beverages, far outpacing early sales projections. Sales continue to climb with record-high gross sales in the month of May exceeding $92,000. The majority of the revenues go directly to New York growers and processors, and local producers use the store to bring new products to market. The Taste NY Market at Todd Hill also provides valuable information on the extensive agri-tourism opportunities in the area. » Read More

State Agriculture Commissioner Announces New Regulations to Prevent Spread of Avian Influenza in Poultry in New York State

June 2015

State Animal Health Officials Stress Severity of Avian Influenza Outbreak and Provide Best Practices to Help Poultry Farms and Their Visitors Avoid Transfer of the Virus » Read More

Green Teen on NPR!

June 2015

On Wednesday, May 27th, CCEDC's Green Teen Community Gardening Program was featured on WAMC - a local NPR station in the Hudson Valley. The interview, led by WAMC's Joe Donahue and starring our very own Helannna Bratman and her Green Teen Crew Leader Chelsea Schiffer, focused on a fundraising event - For Goodness Bake - that Green Teen will be putting on in the City of Beacon this Saturday, June 6th! » Read More