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Discounts on Electricity Bill, Do You Qualify?

Are you missing out on getting discounts on your electric bill? The New York Power Authority's Recharge NY Program provides discounts for businesses and non-profit organizations. Mary Wrege with Cornell Cooperative Extension says the program includes agricultural operations too.

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Best Garden Veggies To Grow In Central New York

It's still a bit too early to plant the seeds outdoors, but you can certainly be planning your backyard garden for this year.  Here in Central New York, the growing season is shorter than in most other parts of the country.

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Hens and Chickens A Plant That Will Grow in Any Soil

A portion of our front lawn was once the road, so even getting weeds to grow is challenging.  If you have a similar situation in your lawn or garden, the Master Gardeners at Cornell Cooperative Extension say you should meet Hens and Chicken.  Not the animal, the plant.

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Safety on Central New York Country Roads is a Two Way Street

There are two sides to every story.  Ever drive a country road, round a curve and come face to face with a huge piece of farm equipment?  It's just as unsettling inside the cab, if not more so.  That's why spring time road safety is a 2-way street.  Jeff Miller with Cornell Cooperative Extension has some tips to keep everyone safe.

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LLC 3 Letters That Can Make a Difference in Your Farm Taxes

How can adding three letters to your farm name change your tax liability?  Bonnie Collins with Cornell Cooperative Extension says forming an LLC can not only change your tax liability but also protect your assets.

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2017 Turkey Season Here’s What You Need to Know

The Department of Environmental Conservation is predicting a banner season for turkey hunting.  The season opens May 1, here's everything you need to know.

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Easter Cactus A Plant Even Polly Can’t Kill

When you think Easter and flowers; lilies, daffodils, tulips and even daisies come to mind. However the Master Gardeners at Cornell Cooperative Extension think you shouldn't overlook the Easter Cactus.  A hearty plant even Polly would have trouble killing.

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Agriculture's Rising Force: Female Farmers
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Are You Legally a Farmer the Answer May Surprise You

In today's lawsuit happy world, it's good to know where you stand legally.  And there's lots of government regulations that define those parameters when it comes to farming.  Remi Link with Cornell Cooperative Extension says some of those regulations actually protect you.

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High Corn Price Hurts Dairy Farmers
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You May Need a New Teat Dip Regulations Coming in June

Just what dairy farmers wanted, more regulations.  Marylynn Collins with Cornell Cooperative Extension says beginning in June new rules will apply to teat dip.

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Dairy of Distinction Awards Application Deadline Nears

"You look mahvelous," as the old Fernando Lamas quote goes.  That's the meaning behind the annual Dairy of Distinction Awards.  Deadline to apply for the distinguished honor is April 15. 

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Women Only Guided Fishing Trips on Lake Ontario

You here about guy fishing trips all the time.  But how often do you here about the ladies heading out for the day?  The Department of Environmental Conservation coordinates guided fishing trips on Oneida Lake for the novice or experienced angler.

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New York Culinary Experience 2014 Presented By New York Magazine And The International Culinary Center - Day 1
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The Super Herb Thyme Here’s How to Grow It

The Master Gardeners at Cornell Cooperative Extension hit for the cycle with the 4th in a series of growing your own herbs.  This we get schooled on Thyme, what could be called the Super Herb. 

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