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Watch Out For These New York Poisonous Spiders

With warmer weather here, everything is coming back. That includes the spiders. What type of spiders are poisonous in New York?

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When is the Last Spring Frost in Central New York

We all know predicting the weather in Central New York is sketchy at best. Trying to predict the last frost is even sketchier, but it's vitally important when trying to decide when to plant outdoors. The Master Gardeners at Cornell Cooperative Extension have some tips on how to beat ol' "Jack Frost."

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Bobcat Waltzes Through Yard in Richfield Springs

Bobcat are common in NY but they are usually seen in the Adirondack, & Catskill regions. It's rare to see one in a backyard but it happened in Richfield Springs.

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Rain, Rain Go Away Before We Set a Record in May

There's still a lot of days left in the month of May and we're already well past the normal amount of rain, way past.  Climatologists at Cornell say the entire Northeast has seen one of wettest Mays in just the first 2 weeks.

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Restrictions on Moving Wood Expands in Central New York Due to Emerald Ash Borer

Expansion of the deadly Emerald Ash Borer is bringing more restrictions on moving wood in Central and Western New York.

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Deadly Tick Carrying Brain Swelling Virus Found In Upstate New York

As the warmer weather arrives, a deadly threat could be on the rise in New York: The Powassan virus spread by ticks.

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Bear Seen Prowling in Westmoreland

There's a bear prowling around the Westmoreland Rome area.

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Wet Spring Keeping Farmers Out of the Field but Not the Pests

With many farmers chomping at the bit to get in the field, the latest scouting reports don't show much progress statewide.  However it's not necessarily keeping the pests from doing their work. Here's the latest from Integrated Pest Management and Cornell Cooperative Extension show slow field work and an 

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Meet Oneida County’s 2017 Dairy Princess Abigail Wratten

Talk about being in the right place at the right time. A few days ago our Farm Hands tour brought us to Angell's Dairy Farm near Durhamville...

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CNY Ag Careers More Than Milking Cows and Growing Corn

Two of the biggest challenges Central New York and the Mohawk Valley face for a prosperous future are retaining our youth after graduation and maintaining our rich farming heritage. Three area BOCES programs are combining their efforts to tackle both of those challenges with a special one day event, Farming Your Future.

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New York DEC’s Got Wood

If you use wood for heat or firewood plays a role in your livelihood, The Department of Environmental Conservation has a deal for you.  But you're going to need a chainsaw, a way to transport it and make a bid.

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What’s New in the Pasture

Seems like I may be stuck on the subject of new; whether it be technology that's come to the dairy barn, or in this case what's the latest in the pasture. Cornell Cooperative Extension will be hosting a pasture walk to showcase a birdsfoot trefoil study

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