Frigid Winter, Unseasonably Cool Spring Stunting Local CropsOn Long Island - where early crops are normally going strong this time of year - there are delays that will soon impact prices.
Federal Sharpshooters To Help Control Deer Population On L.I.'s East EndAs 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 Sod Rolled Out At Yankee Stadium, Citi FieldLong Island Farm Bureau executive director Joe Gergela said there are thousands of acres of sod growing on Long Island.
Immigration And Economy Focus Of Long Island ForumA strong Long Island economy is dependent on a immigrant workforce, according to Joe Gergela of the Long Island Farm Bureau.
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.
Expect Fewer Pumpkins From Long Island For This HalloweenLong 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.
Farming And Science Team Up On Long IslandA $3.5 million state grant has been secured to create the new Agriculture Consumer Science Center at the Calverton Business Incubator.