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First Mosquito With West Nile of the Season Discovered in New York

The first mosquito with West Nile of the season has been discovered in New York.

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New York Gives Financial Assistance to 4 Mohawk Valley Farms

Many will say, "It's about time" or "we need more," but at least it's a start.  The state of New York gave grant money to 27 farms, 4 of them in the Mohawk Valley as part of the New Farmers Grant Fund program.

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Take Grocery Store Challenge Get $10 in Free Food

"Eat Better for Less" is one of the slogans used by Eat Smart New York. And they are teaching New York families how to do just that with the Grocery Store Challenge. As a bonus you get $10 in free groceries.

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Free Fishing Weekend in Central New York

Fishing without a license won't be illegal this coming weekend. The Department of Environmental Conservation holds the second of three free fishing weekends June 24 and 25.

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Grab the Lures, Bass Season Is Here

FrogFest is in the books, It's Father's Day weekend and the school year is in the final days. If that's not enough proof that the Frog Days of Summer are here, this should cement it. The Department of Environmental Conservation has fired the gun for the opening of bass season in New York.

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Do Your Kids Think Cheese Comes from a Plant

During one of our "Are You Smarter Than Polly" contests we learned 1 in 4 teens think cheese comes from a plant. Even more thought tomatoes grew underground. Understanding how and where their food comes from, is an important part of a child's development. The Master Gardeners at Cornell Cooperative Extension have a suggestion on the perfect way to teach them. 

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Strawberry Picking Season in Central New York

Strawberry lovers rejoice! It's that time of year again. Time to head out to your favorite u-pick berry farm, but you better hurry, strawberry fields don't last forever..

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Near-Record Heat Wave Grips U.S. East Coast, Midwest
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Is it Hot and Humid or an Official Heat Wave

We must be in CNY Toto, the weather has gone from wet and cold to hot and humid quicker than you go from pants to shorts. While temps have been well above normal, is it truly a heat wave? Jessica Spaccio a climatologist with Cornell has the definition, plus a tool that tells you if the plants need water. 

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As Fresh as it Comes Open Farm Day in Madison County

It doesn't get any fresher than going straight to the farm. And with Cornell Cooperative Extension's annual Open Farm Day, you can get fresh at 33 Madison County Farms.  

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Check Your Trees Tent Caterpillars May Be Back

It's like the "which came first joke" the chicken or the egg. Tent caterpillars come from Gypsy Moths or become them anyway. The Master Gardeners at Cornell Cooperative Extension have noticed a few on the apple trees and suggest you check your trees too.

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Master Gardeners’ Herb and Flower Festival Returns June 17

Remember turning 21? The celebration will be nearly as big as the the Master Gardeners at Cornell Cooperative Extension host their annual Herb & Flower Festival for the 21st time, June 17.

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As Fresh as it Comes Open Farm Day in Madison County

It doesn't get any fresher than going straight to the farm. And with Cornell Cooperative Extension's annual Open Farm Day, you can get fresh at 33 Madison County Farms.  

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