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Long Island Farmers Protect Water Quality

A pioneering group of 35 farmers on Long Island are conducting on-farm conservation projects this summer to reduce their use of nitrogen fertilizers on sweet corn and potato crops.  The projects are part of a program being offered by American Farmland Trust, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, and AgfFlex. “Everybody has to do their […]

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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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