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The asparagus crop is coming in late on Long Island following cooler than normal spring (credit: CBS 2)

Frigid Winter, Unseasonably Cool Spring Stunting Local Crops

On Long Island – where early crops are normally going strong this time of year – there are delays that will soon impact prices.

05/05/2014

Deer (file/credit: Clipart)

Federal Sharpshooters To Help Control Deer Population On L.I.’s East End

As many as 3,000 deer will be killed during the hunt, which begins in February. Officials said the overpopulation has been blamed for the spread of Lyme disease, damage to crops and car accidents.

12/10/2013

Yankee Stadium 2012 Home Opener(credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Long Island Sod Rolled Out At Yankee Stadium, Citi Field

Long Island Farm Bureau executive director Joe Gergela said there are thousands of acres of sod growing on Long Island.

04/01/2013

Immigrants take the oath of citizenship in Newark (file / credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Immigration And Economy Focus Of Long Island Forum

A strong Long Island economy is dependent on a immigrant workforce, according to Joe Gergela of the Long Island Farm Bureau.

03/12/2013

Tractor On A Long Island Farm (Credit: CBS 2)

Dangerously Dry Conditions Could Mean Higher Grocery Bills For Consumers

With little relief in sight from the heat wave, the dangerously dry conditions gripping most of the United States may soon start having a noticeable impact on the price of food the public pays at the grocery store.

07/17/2012

Pumpkin (file / credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Expect Fewer Pumpkins From Long Island For This Halloween

Long Island’s all important East End agriculture industry has been hit hard by all this rain and stormy weather of late, and that is bad news for those who want a locally grown pumpkin for this Halloween.

09/23/2011

Calverton Business Incubator at Stony Brook University - Calverton, NY - File / Photo: Stony Brook University

Farming And Science Team Up On Long Island

A $3.5 million state grant has been secured to create the new Agriculture Consumer Science Center at the Calverton Business Incubator.

10/29/2010