The Peconic Land Trust has rolled out its new Lyle Wells Farm Equipment Co-op, a program developed to meet some of the equipment needs and capital challenges faced by start-up farmers in the incubator programs at the Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm and Farms for the Future Initiative. READ
Aspiring farmers crippled with student loans may have their debt forgiven under legislation introduced in the House of Representatives last week. READ
Since their first harvest in 2017, Southold Bay Oysters co-owner Dave Daly has been aware of what he feels is an essential flaw in the permitting process they must follow in order to shuck at local farmers markets, wineries and street fairs. READ
The late Lyle Wells’ passion for furthering the farming community has inspired a grant aimed at helping the future of Long Island agriculture.
The Wells family established the Lyle C. Wells Passion for Agriculture organization after the 11th-generation Riverhead farmer died in a workplace accident in January 2018. He was 62. READ
The late Lyle Wells was honored posthumously by the New York Farm Bureau last Wednesday, Dec. 5, when he was one of three farmers to receive its highest honor.
“Wells, known as the ‘Asparagus King,’ was a huge cheerleader for agriculture, helping to establish the ‘Grown on Long Island’ marketing program,” the bureau said in presenting Mr. Wells with its Distinguished Service to Agriculture award. READ
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced the launch of a new website Thursday designed to inspire the community to support local and independent businesses throughout the county. READ
New York is getting closer to legal marijuana.
Those were the first eight words of a recent New York Times story following the announcement by New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker that he would soon issue a recommendation that the drug be legalized for recreational use in the state. READ
Longtime Mattituck beekeeper Chris Kelly discovered late last month that eight hive stands at his bee yards in Aquebogue had been knocked over, likely by vandals, splitting up bee clusters, exposing them to winter elements and killing them. He was stunned to silence and wondered, “What should I do?” READ