Eating local is easier said than done but NY farms still play a lead role in the economy

Aug 28, 2012

Here's your Trail Mix for Tuesday.

Why are so many Gen-Yers ending up in retail?

Production from nearly 37,000 farms keeps New York up there with the best in the nation.

A Brooklyn architect makes plans for an urban farm in Buffalo.

Bloomberg says that natural gas is crucial to the future of New York City.

Rochester school attendance figures may be as low as 50%.


A North Country Regional Food Hub aims to overcome some of the obstacles to eating local reports Joanna Richards for WRVO.

And New York farms continue to be a big player in the economy generating $4.7 billion in products annually according to the office of the state Comptroller and the RBJ.

A garage inventor is challenging changes to federal patent laws reports the NYTimes.

This Rochester family transport business is coming up to 75 years on the road reports the Democrat and Chronicle.


Report finds that New York City's metropolitan region's natural gas system is operating at its limit and pressconnects has more.


What's an Artfarm? WBFO's Eileen Buckley has the answer.

Next Big Future gazes into the crystal ball and outlines some upcoming technological breakthroughs.


83 academics and staff have written an open letter to the administration of SUNY Buffalo requesting documents related to the Shale Resources and Society Institute reports Bloomberg.

The Innovation Trail's Daniel Robison has the lowdown and an exclusive interview with one of the key players at the Institute. His full report will be available here later this week.

The Rochester City School District is trying to get a better handle on school attendance figures reports Tiffany Lankes for the Democrat and Chronicle.

Tom Tobin at the Democrat and Chronicle looks at how so many college graduates are ending up working in retail.

Bits and Pieces

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