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Coast Guard Searches For Missing L.I. Boater; 2 Others Rescued In Separate Incident

A Coast Guard cutter was on the water Monday looking for a 26-foot sailboat off Long Island after the boater reported Sunday it was taking on water.

05/05/2014

Fruit flies swarm a piece of fruit (credit: CBS 2)

Fruit Flies Damaging Long Island Berry Crops, Could Cause Price Hike

Consumers in the New York area are now on alert after the Asian fruit fly that first caused millions of dollars in damage to the cherry harvest in the west has made its way east via wind currents.

09/10/2013

Sun beats down on crops on Long Island (credit: CBS 2)

Heat Wave Could Damage Crops, Impact Prices For Local Produce

This has been an especially tough growing year. The spring growing season was stunted due to cool temperatures and rain, and now a week long unrelenting burst of humid heat is taxing fields and farm stands across the East End.

07/16/2013

Pumpkin Crop

Perfect Growing Weather Has Made For Vastly Better Pumpkin Crop This Year

Pumpkin prices were way up and farmers were counting their losses at this time last year, but picture-perfect growing weather has provided a much sunnier outlook a year later.

CBS 2–10/15/2012