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First Aired - 02/01/2012 01:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week the Farm Report is abuzz with bees and honey. Joining host Erin Fairbanks is bee lover and owner of Catskill Provisions, Claire Marin, who imparts us with her encyclopedic knowledge of these creatures from mating habits, to how to start your own apiary, to why raw honey is best. Later on Adam Diehl, a maple syrup farmer who supplies Catskill Provisions, with his syrup tells us all about how to tap a maple, especially in this crazy February weather. Finally, tune in for a very special extended edition segment with Laura Ten Eyck of the American Farmland Trust who fills us in on the No Farms, No Food rally coming up in Albany and how you can do your part to fight for a more transparent food system. This episode is sponsored by White Oak Pastures

"Always buy raw honey that hasn't been heated above 93 degrees . . it retains all the good stuff that way, all the antibiotic properties and antioxidants."

"Bees are amazing . . . they can teach us about efficiency, democracy . .we can learn a lot from them."

--Claire Marin on The Farm Report


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First Aired - 02/10/2010 05:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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What's happening to our farmland in NY? New York Director of The American Farmland Trust David Haight tells us on today's Heritage Report.
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First Aired - 03/24/2011 01:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on The Farm Report, Erin Fairbanks talks with Challey Comer, the Farm to Market Manager for the Watershed Agricultural Council. Tune in to learn more about the Catskill region of New York and the policy surrounding our watershed. Learn more about some upcoming conferences an rallies in Albany you can attend if you're interested in improving our agricultural system in New York State. This episode was sponsored by Tabard Inn. For more information visit www.TabardInn.com.


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