Category: Farm

Local apples smaller but sweeter in this year's harvest

Local apples smaller but sweeter in this year’s harvest

It’s the height of the apple harvest and people who head to the u-pick fields might find themselves thinking, "Drought? What drought?" Apples are beautiful and abundant on fruit trees, making it appear that all is well. This year's drought and other ... MORE
Fox Run grape harvest underway in Penn Yan

Fox Run grape harvest underway in Penn Yan

The annual grape harvest was underway at Fox Run Vineyards near Seneca Lake in Penn Yan on Monday. Photo by Susan Eisenhart ... MORE
Feds call summer drought a 'natural disaster' for farmers in FLX

Feds call summer drought a ‘natural disaster’ for farmers in FLX

Record-breaking drought has prompted the United States Department of Agriculture to designate 15 counties in New York ‘natural disaster areas’. The department says that the natural disaster classification was prompted due to ‘losses caused by a recent drought’. The 15 counties included ... MORE
EMPIRE FARM DAYS: Celebrate ‘old iron’ tractors, plows

EMPIRE FARM DAYS: Celebrate ‘old iron’ tractors, plows

Fans of antique agricultural equipment, often called “old iron,” will be treated to a display of International Harvester Tractors with plows. Bellona International Harvester Antique Tractor Club President Howard Hemminger organizes the exhibit for the largest outdoor agricultural trade show in the ... MORE
FLX farmers say ‘All we can do is pray for rain’

FLX farmers say ‘All we can do is pray for rain’

“It’s so hot, I saw two trees fighting over a dog.” Or how about, “It’s so hot, I heard a fire hydrant whistle for dogs.’’ Bad hot weather jokes aside, this summer’s drought is having a big impact on many farmers and ... MORE
Early evening grazing in Waterloo

Early evening grazing in Waterloo

These cows are enjoying their time outside and the slightly cooler weather after the hot sun disappeared for the day on Wednesday evening near Waterloo. Photo by Rachel Burkholder ... MORE
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Empire Farm Days wraps up in Seneca Falls

Empire Farm Days wraps up in Seneca Falls

Empire Farm Days 2016 concludes its spectacular three-day run on Thursday, Aug. 11. Despite hot, muggy weather, crowds of thousands descended upon Rodman Lott & Son Farm on Route 414 to check out the latest in farm… Read more from the Finger ... MORE

Black Brook Farm, of Skaneateles and Seneca Falls, offers certified organic, flavorful produce

Black Brook Farm isn't new to Skaneateles, as it was part of the organic market organized by Holly Gregg and held outside the P&C Supermarket before Tops Friendly Markets bought the chain in 2010. Read More ... MORE
Man pinned under tractor in Stanley dies from injuries

Man pinned under tractor in Stanley dies from injuries

Deputies in Ontario County say that Robert Bassett, of West Bloomfield has died from the injuries sustained during the farming accident, which occurred on September 8th. Bassett had been in guarded condition since the accident occurred when he was airlifted to Strong ... MORE
Two sent to hospital after tractor and car collide in Wayne County

Two sent to hospital after tractor and car collide in Wayne County

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts reports that on Friday a tractor and car collided in the Town of Sodus. Virts says that deputies investigated the accident wehre Rodney White, 44, of Sodus was allegedly traveling eastbound on Middle Road when he struck ... MORE
Sunny Saturday at Jacobs Road Farm in Wayne County

Sunny Saturday at Jacobs Road Farm in Wayne County

A pair of scenes on a sunny Saturday at a farm on Jacobs Road in Macedon. Photo by Laurie Dirkx, www.lauriedirkx.com ... MORE
Sowing seeds of knowledge: Geneva apple guru returning to Asia after 27 years to help with fire blight

Sowing seeds of knowledge: Geneva apple guru returning to Asia after 27 years to help with fire blight

There are only a handful of people in the United States who know as much about apple diseases as Herb Aldwinckle. Read More ... MORE
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Cornell breeds flavor-packed mega-strawberry the size of a plum

Cornell breeds flavor-packed mega-strawberry the size of a plum

Strawberry fans, rejoice. The newest Cornell strawberry variety concentrates intense flavor in a berry big enough to fill the palm of your hand. Topping out at over 50 grams, Archer, the latest creation from Cornell berry breeder Courtney Weber, is comparable in ... MORE
Cayuga County cows to be featured at NYS Fair's birthing exhibit

Cayuga County cows to be featured at NYS Fair’s birthing exhibit

If you visit the Dairy Cow Birthing Center at this year's New York State Fair, you may see the arrival of Cayuga County's newest calf. The popular exhibit will feature 36 pregnant cows from six central New York farms — three of ... MORE
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Local farmer says food prices could see spike due to drought

Local farmer says food prices could see spike due to drought

This summer’s drought may soon lead to more problems than just browning grass. Jack Moore of Gro-Moore Farms has been in the farming business for decades. He says that if we do not start to see more rain it could start affecting ... MORE
83rd Empire Farm Days Starts Tuesday

83rd Empire Farm Days Starts Tuesday

It’s like a huge family reunion filled with laughs and handshakes.The Empire State Potato Growers held their first agricultural show in 1931. Over the years, the event became Empire Farm Days. Rodman Lott & Son Farms in Seneca Falls has hosted … ... MORE

EMPIRE FARM DAYS: Mapping data used for prescriptions

When old meets new, a seed for innovation is planted. Avery Degolyer, Western NY Crop Management IT manager, and Ben Flansburg of BCA Ag Technologies, hope to educate others about Precision Ag Prescription during a Wednesday seminar at Empire Farm Days. Precision ... MORE
SUMMER TREAT: Cows, music and ice cream

SUMMER TREAT: Cows, music and ice cream

The King Dairy Farm, 450 Ithaca Road, will host this free, family event and invites the public to come see a working dairy farm. Read More ... MORE