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August 26, 2016
Lancaster Farming
Award-Winning Farmer Bullish on Government Programs
Many people believe government is too big, far-reaching and burdensome, especially in New York, one of the highest-taxed...

August 25, 2016
Southold Local
Wickham’s Fruit Farm given top award for conservation efforts by New York State
A Cutchoghue fruit farm has won the state's top agricultural environmental award of 2016.

August 18 2016
The Suffolk Times
Cutchogue farm wins state's top environmental agriculture award

New York State handed out its first Agricultural Environmental Management Award in 2002. In its first 14 years, the honor, considered the state’s top agricultural environmental award, had never gone to a farm

August 12, 2016
North Fork Patch
Wickham's Fruit Farm First on Long Island to Win Top State Environmental Award
Wickham's Fruit Farm was nominated for its forward thinking environmental practices, said Governor Andrew Cuomo...


August 10, 2016
NYS Governor Cuomo
Governor Cuomo Congratulates Suffolk County Farm as Recipient of the 2016 Agricultural Environmental Management Award
Wickham’s Fruit Farm is the First Long Island Farm to Win Top Agricultural Environmental Award
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today congratulated...


May 3, 2016

Riverhead Local
Legislators green-light Crescent Duck Farm request for $250,000 grant for new facility to reduce pollution, odors
A new solid waste storage facility planned at Crescent Duck Farm in Aquebogue will reduce water pollution and odors in the vicinity...


May 3, 2016
Last Duck Farm Seeks $250,000 In Aid From Suffolk County
Long Island’s last remaining duck farm has asked the county for $250,000 for a building to keep its waste from fouling...


April 2, 2016
Riverhead Local
L.I. Farm Bureau honors North Fork grower, county employee and Farm Credit at annual gala
North Fork grower Eric Keil, Suffolk County soil technician Sharon Frost and Farm Credit East were feted last night by e Long Island Farm Bureau at is 98th Annual Awards...


February 12, 2016
Long Island Exchange
Bellone, Krupski, Suffolk Officals, Announce Mods, To SC Sanitary Code
Allows Dozens of Farmers to Upgrade to State-of-the-Art Fuel Tanks
(Long Island, NY)
 The Suffolk County Board of Health today voted to modify article 7 of the Suffolk County Sanitary Code in order to enhance environmental protection and...

August 25, 2015
Educate to Save Long Island's Farming Legacy
Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker, in cooperation with the nonprofit Mount Sinai Heritage Trust and with dozens of volunteers, planted the native plant pollinator garden ...


August 24, 2015
Legislator Anker to Launch Pilot Garden to Save Our Local Pollinators and Support Local Farms
With the rapid decline of our local pollinators, including monarch butterflies and bees, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker, with the help of local volunteers, will...


September 24, 2014
Riverhead News-Review
County's Soil and Water Conservation District turns 50

Before there was a state Department of Environmental Conservation tasked with protecting local soil and water resources, there was...


September 17, 2014
Congressional Report

50th Anniversary of the Suffolk County Soil and Water Conservation District

Mr. BISHOP of New York. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the
50th Anniversary of the Suffolk County Soil and Water Conservation District. Since 1964, the Suffolk County Soil...


March 28, 2014

Farmers want state funding for water quality plan

Long Island farmers, business leaders and trade groups are calling for funding from the state’s Environmental Protection Fund to be dedicated to sustaining efforts by...


June 19, 2013
East End Beacon
Native plant revolution brewing
Down a dirt road behind the horticulture department at the Eastern Campus of Suffolk County Community College, there’s a revolution...


July 30, 2012
Southampton Press
Suffolk Soil and Water Conservation District Awarded $160,603

A $160,603 grant was awarded to the Suffolk County Soil and Water Conservation District on Thursday, July 26, to help protect Suffolk County’s water resources from potential agricultural runoff...


March 21, 2012
Suffolk County Soil and Water Conservation District Staff Halp Farms Go Green
Riverhead - The Suffolk County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is assisting farmers in recycling their agricultural plastics with the purchase and operation of a Bigfoot...