Agribusiness

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Richard L. Gast, Extension program educator II, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Energy, agriculture programs assistant, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County, 355 West Main St., Suite 150, Malone, 12953. Phone 483-7403, fax 483-6214 or email rlg24@cornell.edu.

Drip irrigation has many benefits

By: Richard Gast, Cornell Ag Connection

The system targets the correct amount of moisture directly to plants while not washing away nutrients, according to columnist Richard Gast.

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ALVIN REINER/P-R PHOTOS The varieties of tomatoes are almost infinite, each with a distinctive flavor and color.

Tomato growing, delightful but dicey

By: ALVIN REINER

WILLSBORO — Numerous varieties being studied at experimental farm for taste, production, disease resistance

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Peter Hagar is an agricultural educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension in Clinton County, 6064 Rt. 22, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 12901. Phone 561-7450.

Making good hay a challenge

Even with today's technology and weather forecasting, getting in a load of good hay comes with lots of pitfalls, according to columnist Peter Hagar.

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Richard L. Gast, Extension program educator II, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Energy, agriculture programs assistant, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County, 355 West Main St., Suite 150, Malone, 12953. Phone 483-7403, fax 483-6214 or email rlg24@cornell.edu.

Climate assessment a cautionary tale

By: Richard Gast, Cornell Ag Connection

Major impacts of global warming will have a profound impact on the region's future, according to columnist Richard Gast.

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Peter Hagar is an agricultural educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension in Clinton County, 6064 Rt. 22, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 12901. Phone 561-7450.

New farms take careful planning

By: Peter Hagar, Cornell Ag Connection

While people start small farm operations for various reasons, it takes plenty of hard work, dedication and information to be successful, according to columnist Peter Hagar.

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A row of broccoli is planted in the JCEO Food Service Division garden off Creighton Road in Malone by Aaron Bessette (from left) and Evan Conners, both of Chateaugay, and program Greenhouse Director Heather Robinson. Also planted this week were a variety of other fresh vegetables that will be shared with those in need once harvested. (Denise A. Raymo/Staff Photo)

Crops for food pantries planted

By: DENISE A. RAYMO

MALONE — Thousands to benefit from fresh vegetables grown by JCEO Food Service Division in Malone.

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Cows range freely in the upper pasture at Mace Chasm Farm. The owners would like to build a barn/learning center on part of the property, which features spectacular views of the valley and mountains. It would also be open for special events and possibly weekly dinners. (DAN HEATH/Staff Photo)

Agri-tourism cluster sprouts new growth

By: DAN HEATH

New projects are in the works at three locations on a mile-long stretch of Mace Chasm Road.

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Applications sought for farm funding

Clinton County Planning Department will hold a seminar on program, which pays farmers for development rights to keep land for agriculture only.

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Peter Hagar is an agricultural educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension in Clinton County, 6064 Rt. 22, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 12901. Phone 561-7450.

Science, economics key to farming

By: Peter Hagar, Cornell At Connection

---- — Modern agriculture has been a steady evolution of adaption to changing times, according to columnist Peter Hagar.

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