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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

Farms on Long Island are struggling to overcome the saltwater left behind in the soil. Many are fearful of some crops being wiped out. (Photo: CBS 2)

Months Later, Hurricane Sandy Now Putting Long Island Farm Industry In Danger

Hurricane Sandy is taking an unexpected toll on local crops, and it could lead to higher prices at grocery stores.

03/12/2013

Stink Bugs - File Photo

Stink Bugs Wreaking Havoc On Crops In Hudson Valley

In the Hudson Valley, it’s that time of year – fall foliage, apple-picking, and of course, stink bugs.

CBS 2–10/08/2012