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Calverton farmer Jeff Rottkamp and farm finance executive Pat Wiles honored by L.I. Farm Bureau

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Two longtime members of Long Island's agricultural community were honored by the L.I. Farm Bureau Friday night at the group's 101st gala awards dinner.

Joe Gergela, 66, remembered as passionate advocate for Long Island farmers

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"He was the face of Long Island farming." Colleagues and friends remember Joe Gergela as a tireless advocate for farmers and farming on Long Island who fought for survival of the industry with passion and dedication.

Coping with the pandemic and new ag worker labor standards, local farmers worry state may now lower threshold for overtime pay

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Lowering the threshold for time-and-a-half overtime pay below 60 hours a week could devastate local farms already reeling from the effects of the COVID pandemic, local farmers told state lawmakers yesterday.

Farmers will salute PBMC health care workers Tuesday evening with tractor drive-by

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At least 30 tractors, harvesters and flat-bed trucks will make their way up Route 58 and north on Roanoke Avenue past the hospital’s main entrance Tuesday beginning at about 6:30 p.m.

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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