farm bill en The State Of Farming In N.H. <p>New Hampshire’s farm legacy extends to the very beginning of our state’s history, when farmers from over-crowded areas in southern New England started to move north in search of more open land. While the soil in New Hampshire was not as fertile as they’d hoped, farmers did take root in the state and are still here. And while the country overall has seen a trend toward fewer, bigger farms, new data from show the reverse in New Hampshire and New England: over the past five years, the state’s number of farms has grown 5%, for a total 30% increase over the past decade. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 44573 at The State Of Farming In N.H. U.S. Rep. Kuster Takes Your Questions <p>Second District Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster was swept into office in the last election amid a storm of anti-incumbent feeling in the Granite State. In her victory speech, she promised to work in the spirit of bipartisanship. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 43809 at U.S. Rep. Kuster Takes Your Questions Fretting Over The Farm Bill <P>Congress is in the midst of renewing this giant legislation, after missing its first deadline to do so.&nbsp; And New Hampshire farmers are keeping an eye on this process, they want assurances a final measure won’t just favor big agribusiness, but also, the smaller farms prevalent in our region.&nbsp; We’ll find out the bill might include and what’s at stake for the Granite State.</P> <P><STRONG>Guests</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Commissioner Lorraine Merrill</STRONG>- NH Commissioner of Agriculture, Markets, and Food; dairy farmer in Stratham</LI> <LI><STRONG>Ray Conner</STRONG>- Beg Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 22170 at Fretting Over The Farm Bill