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By lifbblogger on 10/3/2016 10:11 PM

A Statement from NYFB President Dean Norton

“New York Farm Bureau has serious concerns about Governor Cuomo’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $15. Farmers in New York are already at a competitive disadvantage compared ... Read More »

By lifbblogger on 5/9/2016 9:17 AM

Opportunities for Change
Long Island farmers are gearing up for the season (some already in full swing with spring flowers and vegetables) but they are still taking time out of their busy day to speak to elected officials on a local and federal level about issues tha ...
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By lifbblogger on 2/18/2016 10:21 PM

On Thursday, February 25, the 12th annual fundraiser for Cornell University’s Long Island Horticulture Research & Extension Center (LIHREC) at Digger's Ales and Eats in Riverhead will be held to support the student internship fund and horticultural research. LIHREC provides research to farmers in Suffolk County, allowing them to become more sustainable, efficient and environmentally sensitive. The facility, located in Riverhead on Sound Avenue, features 68 acres of agricultural fields and research plots,state-of-the-art greenhouses, a nursery and container production area, and a plant tissue culture facility in support of research projects ranging from grape and vegetable produ Read More »

By lifbblogger on 1/3/2016 10:19 PM

Farmers Visit Local Schools

We all rely on agriculture every day--from food we eat, fibers our clothes are made of, and other materials we use each day to agriculture's relationship with our environment, economy, and society. And not too long ago, almost anyone could say they had a relative or friend who owned or worked in the business of agriculture. But in today's reality, less than 2% of our population actually produces food and other products on farms and the connections to agriculture for our future generations are fading. Read More »

By lifbblogger on 12/1/2015 10:18 PM

Farmers' Winter To-Do List

While life on the farm for most Long Island farmers is slowing down a bit (the exception being some greenhouse growers and marine harvesting farmers such as bay scallops and oysters), Farm Bureau a ... Read More »

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