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Empire Medicinals expanding mushroom research (access required)

Mushroom innovation company Empire Medicinals of Rochester will enhance its exploration into new food products and healthy additives through laboratory space at the New York State Center for Excellence in Food and Agriculture at Cornell AgriTech. Empire Medicinals is a ...

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French yogurt maker to build site in Batavia, add up to 135 new jobs (access required)

La Fermière will establish its U.S. production operations in Genesee County.   The company has committed to constructing a 45,000 square-foot yogurt and dairy desserts production facility at Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park in Batavia, with plans for future, additional expansion. ...

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Application period for farmland certification runs through March 30 (access required)

Monroe County landowners wishing to have property added to a state-certified agricultural district have until March 30 to submit application forms to the county legislature. Inclusion in the Agricultural District Program provides tax parcels certain legal protections for activities considered ...

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29 Design Studio maintains excellence in agribusiness marketing (access required)

The marketing efforts of 29 Design Studio in the agribusiness sector were recognized again by the industry’s largest marketing association. 29 Design Studio won four first-place awards in the Region 6 National Agri-Marketing Association Competition. The awards were in the ...

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Town of Pittsford says no thanks to recreational marijuana businesses (access required)

The town of Pittsford will not allow the sale of recreational marijuana, or the opening of consumption lounges. The town board voted against allowing either business by a margin of 3-2 at Wednesday’s meeting. The village of Pittsford will consider ...

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Fairport Brewing Co. introducing meads to beverage lineup (access required)

Fairport Brewing Co. is the now the state’s newest farm meadery, with today’s release of just-bottled Beekeeper’s Secret. The addition of meads — often called honey wine — adds to an already diverse beverage lineup that includes Fairport beer, Timbucha ...

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DraughtLab of Webster wins $250,000 in Grow-NY contest (access required)

DraughtLab of Webster was awarded $250,000 in the third annual Grow-NY competition. DraughtLab was founded in 2016 by sensory experts and problem-solving software designers and produces tools for every level of sensory expertise, providing practical and approachable sensory analysis solutions ...

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