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Agriculture, Central New York, Food

Colder Spring Delays Local Strawberry Picking Start

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By Rafael Freitas SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)- June is a month for strawberry lovers. But fans of the fruit might have noticed something different this year. The picking up season started almost two weeks later. This year’s extended winter concerned farmers about the potential effects on their berry crops. Abbott Farms manager Michael Blair said the cold had […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Environment, Food, Health, Syracuse

Rahma Edible Forest Snack Garden Brings Fresh Produce to Food Desert

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Transript By Lileana Pearson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Ncc News) – Food deserts are an area, typically urban, that has minimal access to fresh produce such as fruits and vegetables. Syracuse has several areas that are labeled as food deserts. The two worst residing in zip code areas, 13202 and 13204.  Residents that live in these areas usually […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Community, Environment

“The New York Farm Show: How is New Technology Affecting Farmers”

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Video Transcript Farm Fairs By Amorray Marcano Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — Having a successful farm in this day and age is hard, leaving many farmers wondering if their presence is included in the future of farming. The New York Farm Show is the annual event where about 420 manufacturers from the United States, Canada and […]

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Agriculture, Consumer, Food

California Wineries Struggling To Meet Central New York Demand

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Local stores affected by Northern California Wildfires By Josh Horwitz GEDDES, N.Y. (NCC News) — Central New York’s wine industry may take a hit as wildfires continue to ravage large parts of Northern California, including the world-famous Napa wine district. Joe Alfieri, owner of the local Hallinan’s Liquor, says that some wineries and brands from Northern […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Community

Common Council Proposes Potential Solution to Growing Deer Problem

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Listen here to hear Common Council President Van Robinson’s thoughts on the possible deer control amendment. By Riley Henderson, Syracuse N.Y. (NCC News) — It turns out deer overpopulation isn’t just a problem strictly reserved for wooded suburbs.  The City of Syracuse is attempting to follow in the Town of DeWitt’s footsteps by implementing a deer […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Community, Environment, Public Safety, Syracuse

Samurai Wasps and Citizen Scientists Make for a Dynamic Duo versus Stinkbugs in CNY

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By Jose Cuevas Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — Cornell Professor Arthur Agnello and Peter Jentsch are working on a project where everyday citizens can help bring the fight to stink bugs. Terri Lauber enlisted as a citizen scientist in Syracuse and was happy to help. “I like science and nature, and why not they need help in fighting the stinkbugs,” […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Community, Environment, Public Safety, Syracuse

Emerald Ash Borer Shows no Signs of Stopping in CNY

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By Jose Cuevas Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was first spotted in Onondaga County in 2013 and it has decimated the Ash tree population with no signs of stopping. The small green beetles lay larvae on the bark that eat the tree from the inside. New York has: 900 million Ash […]

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