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L.I. Farm Bureau

First grant awarded to honor Lyle Wells’ ‘passion for agriculture’

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A fund established in memory of 11th generation Riverhead Farmer Lyle Wells has awarded its first $5,000 'passion for agriculture' grant.

Proposal to ban parking on Sound Avenue set for Aug. 20 public hearing

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The Riverhead Town Board will hold a public hearing Aug. 20 on a proposal to ban parking on the length of Sound Avenue, from Route 25A to the Southold Town line.

Local farming community grows wary of government shutdown impacts

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The potential for the federal government shutdown to disrupt the H2A temporary visa program concerns local farmers. The shutdown is also impacting the ability of farmers to apply for loans, insurance and grants.

Farm Bureau members tell Zeldin severe labor shortage jeopardizes the future of agriculture on the East End

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Members of the L.I. Farm Bureau told Rep. Lee Zeldin their need for immigration reform is urgent: they are facing a severe labor shortage that’s jeopardizing their ability to expand — and even their ability to survive.

L.I. Farm Bureau honors North Fork grower, county employee and Farm Credit at annual gala

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North Fork grower Eric Keil, Suffolk County soil technician Sharon Frost and Farm Credit East were feted last night by the Long Island Farm Bureau at is 98th Annual Awards Gala at Polish Hall in Riverhead.

Riverhead Chamber, L.I. Farm Bureau team up on ‘meet the candidates’ night Oct. 27 at Martha Clara Vineyards

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The event will be a relaxed, non-debate, question and answer format with questions submitted by the attendees. It begins at 7 p.m.
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