Milked: A new report gives voice to immigrant dairy farmworkers in NYS

More than 80 farmworkers at more than 55 farms across NYS contributed to “Milked,” a collaborative project between Workers’ Center of Central New York and the Worker Justice Center of New York, which was authored by a team of community leaders and academic scholars. “The state of New York is one of the states that produces dairy […]

Event: Rally to stop deportations in Central NY

Announcement from Cornell Organization for Labor Action: José Coyote Pérez is a dairy worker, father, community leader and member of the Workers’ Center of Central New York (WCCNY). He was unjustly detained by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) a little over four weeks ago, on February 24th, and remains in their custody. He was arrested […]

Manure spill in Tompkins County affecting Cayuga Lake

Press release from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and Tompkins County Health Department Statement on Salmon Creek and Cayuga Lake Water Quality Impacts The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Tompkins County Health Department officials are responding to a manure spill that is currently impacting Salmon […]

Category: Food & Eating

Event: Dairy Day at Cornell University

Announcement from Cornell Dairy Science club (CUDS): This Friday, March 18th, we will be hosting an open house event at the livestock pavilion on campus, for students, professors, families and the general public to attend.  We have close to 100 calves, heifers, and cows on campus (in preparation for our annual Spring Classic Sale on […]

Profile: Bensvue Organic Dairy Farm

Ten years ago, the Andra Benson and her husband, farmers in Lansing, decided to convert their conventional dairy to organic. They joined the Organic Valley Co-op, which offered more consistent payment for milk, regional loan assistance, and other benefits, which Andra explained at a recent event, “The Co-op Opportunity,” hosted by GreenStar Community Projects. Luckily, she said, one […]