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Garden Preview with Amy Ivy

David Sommerstein talks with horticulturalist Amy Ivy from the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Essex and Clinton counties about the early start to the gardening season and how to cope with the anticipated drought this summer.  Go to full article

Rural Fire Fighters Get Help With Wildfires

Like the rest of the Northeast, the North Country is experiencing drought or near-drought conditions. Climatologists are expecting high fire danger in the region's forests this summer. David Sommerstein reports New York is offering help to local fire departments that are often the first to respond to wildfires.  Go to full article

Adirondack Counties Added to Drought Watch

State officials have added eight counties in the Adirondacks to areas listed under a drought watch. The lack of snowfall this season is causing concerns that the situation could lead to low water supplies and an increase in forest fire danger this spring and summer. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Rain Too Late for Flagging Corn Crop

Dry conditions this summer have left fields of flagging corn crops across St. Lawrence and Jefferson counties. Some much-needed rain has fallen over the last week or so, but as Jody Tosti reports, for some farmers that wet weather may have been a little too late.  Go to full article

Water Conservation Urged in St. Lawence County

St. Lawrence County communities are asking residents to ease up on watering lawns, gardens and cars, although no official bans are yet in place. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

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