Category: Farm

Cannabis-growing facility testing plants for upcoming sale (video)

Cannabis-growing facility testing plants for upcoming sale in Finger Lakes (video)

Jon Callahan admires his marijuana plants.  There are thousands of them lined neatly in a row. “We’ve got to baby them until they grow, we’ve got to transplant them, we have to water them every few days,” Callahan said.  Newark-based Honest Pharm ... MORE
Farm Service Agency now accepting nominations for farmers and ranchers to serve on local county committees

Farm Service Agency now accepting nominations for farmers and ranchers to serve on local county committees

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is now accepting nominations for county committee members. Elections will occur in certain Local Administrative Areas (LAA) for members. LAAs are elective areas for FSA committees in a single county or multi-county jurisdiction ... MORE
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Celebrate Father’s Day at Lincoln Hill Farms

Lincoln Hill Farms will host a free Father’s Day event from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 19. The free event will feature family fun at the farm and activities for all ages. Activities include lawn games, meet the goats, craft brews and ... MORE
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USDA advances food system transformation with $43 million for urban agriculture and innovative production

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces significant investments to support urban agriculture, including $43.1 million for grants and cooperative agreements as well as six new urban county committees to help deliver key USDA programs to urban producers. These actions support USDA’s efforts ... MORE
USDA names appointees to the New York Farm Service Agency State Committee

USDA names appointees to the New York Farm Service Agency State Committee

The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) has announced appointees who will serve on the New York USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) state committee. Each FSA state committee is comprised of three to five members including a designated chairperson. The individuals appointed to ... MORE
Town of Geneva approves local laws covering ag commerce

Town of Geneva approves local laws covering ag commerce

The Geneva Town Board has approved two local laws that clarify the definition of agricultural commerce under the town’s zoning regulations. Related: Debate over agricultural commerce “brewing” in the town of Geneva Both laws passed 3-1, with board member Jeff Dunham voting ... MORE
State officials say State Fair Director Troy Waffner’s departure was voluntary

State officials say State Fair Director Troy Waffner’s departure was voluntary

A New York State Fair spokesperson says the departure of Fair Director Troy Waffner was voluntary. Waffner takes new state position The Citizen reports the state Department of Ag and Markets, which oversees the fair, says Waffner will become the statewide agricultural ... MORE
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Avian flu now affecting raptor population in the Finger Lakes

Avian flu now affecting raptor population in the Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes region continues to feel the effect of avian influenza, or bird flu. Related: Sad day for Sampson State Park: Bald eagle infected with avian influenza has been euthanized Montezuma Audubon Center Director Chris Lajewski told us on Inside the ... MORE
Incoming Lt. Governor among those opposed to lowering farm overtime threshold

Incoming Lt. Governor among those opposed to lowering farm overtime threshold

The incoming Lieutenant Governor is among those urging that the threshold for paying farmworkers overtime in New York stay at 60 hours. Congressman Antonio Delgado,  who’s being sworn in today, sent a letter recently to Governor Kathy Hochul to express his disapproval regarding ... MORE
Glenora Wine Cellars, the first winery on Seneca Lake, is up for sale for $10.8 million

Glenora Wine Cellars, the first winery on Seneca Lake, is up for sale for $10.8 million

Glenora Wine Cellars, the first winery on Seneca Lake, is up for sale after over 40 years under the same ownership. Today the region is home to over 100 wineries, but Glenora Wine Cellars holds the special honor of being the first ... MORE
Spotted lanternfly: Invasive species poses threat to Finger Lakes wine, beer industries

Spotted lanternfly: Invasive species poses threat to key Finger Lakes industries

U.S. Congressman Joe Morelle is pushing hard for legislation to limit the spread of the invasive Spotted Lanternfly. The Spotted Lanternfly was first spotted in Pennsylvania in 2014. Since then, the species native to Asia has gone to affect agriculture across the ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti on ag commerce, water plant cybersecurity and solar power savings (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti on ag commerce, water plant cybersecurity and solar power savings (podcast)

In this episode, we talk with Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti. A public hearing has been set for May 26 on a proposal to clarify the town’s zoning law concerning ag commerce. He says some changes have been made to the proposal ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Seneca County Cooperative Extension’s Ave Bauder and Rachel Williams (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Seneca County Cooperative Extension’s Ave Bauder and Rachel Williams (podcast)

Joining host Ted Baker in the studio for Inside the FLX is Ave Bauder and Rachel Williams from the Seneca County Cooperative Extension. Ave is the Executive Director of the Seneca County Cooperative Extension, and Rachel is the 4-H Youth Development Issue ... MORE
State approves second round of cannabis cultivator licenses

State approves second round of cannabis cultivator licenses

The New York State Cannabis Control Board (CCB) approved an additional 36 adult-use cannabis cultivator licenses on Thursday. The CCB is part of the state Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) and serves as the main regulating body for New York’s growing recreational ... MORE
Yates County Public Health: Tips to avoid rabies exposure, free pet vaccine clinics available

Yates County: How to protect your family from rabies exposure, free pet vaccine clinics available

Yates County Public Health is offering free rabies vaccine clinics over the next few months to help your beloved pets stay safe and healthy. Animals most likely to carry rabies are bats, skunks, raccoons and foxes, according to The Chronicle Express. The ... MORE