On Long Island – where early crops are normally going strong this time of year – there are delays that will soon impact prices.
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.
Long Island Farm Bureau executive director Joe Gergela said there are thousands of acres of sod growing on Long Island.
A strong Long Island economy is dependent on a immigrant workforce, according to Joe Gergela of the Long Island Farm Bureau.
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.
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.
A $3.5 million state grant has been secured to create the new Agriculture Consumer Science Center at the Calverton Business Incubator.