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New York City Watershed Delegation Visits Long Island to Discuss Protecting Water and Strengthening Agriculture

American Farmland Trust brought a delegation from New York City’s watershed to Suffolk County on Long Island this week. For over a century, New York City’s drinking water has come from reservoirs in the Catskill region. In the early 1990s, a voluntary program was established in the watershed to help farmers protect water quality, allowing […]

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Officials Tour Long Island Farms Protecting Water Quality

Congressman Tim Bishop, United States Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency representatives, Suffolk County legislators and others visited Long Island farms on a Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Agricultural Stewardship Program tour. Farms, like Lewin Farm, protect water quality by fertilizing corn with new controlled-release nitrogen fertilizer as part of the BMP Challengeprogram coordinated by American Farmland Trust and Agflex. […]

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New Tool for Farmers to Protect Groundwater and the Long Island Sound

PRESS RELEASE Saratoga Springs, N.Y., July 11, 2012 —Farmers producing sweet corn in Suffolk County have an opportunity this growing season to use a new type of fertilizer to protect groundwater and the Long Island Sound. The farmers will be part of a collaborative partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County (CCE), American Farmland […]

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No Small Potatoes: Farm-to-School on Long Island

Imagine this. A Long Island school serving potatoes grown on Long Island for lunch. It’s true! Bay Shore Schools on Long Island’s East End recently showcased their pilot Farm-to-School program with an event featuring East End mini potatoes. The local tubers were prepared by the school’s Food and Careers Gourmet Club students and served in the school cafeteria. The […]

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