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NY Meat Suite Expanding, Connecting Customers to Local Producers

Freezer trade meat sales are the most efficient direct marketing channel for farmers and the most affordable way for consumers to buy meat. The Meat Suite, developed by Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County, is an online directory where consumers can find a farm near them that is selling locally raised meat in quart ... Read more

Managing an Emerging Threat in Apple OrchardsDeborah Breth of the CCE Lake Ontario Fruit Program is working to assess the extent of black stem borer, an Ambrosia beetle from Asia recently found in NY orchards. Her New York Farm Viability Institute funded project will identify treatments and timings for controls in commercial and on-farm nurseries producing apple trees for high densi ... Read more