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Cornell becomes a bigger player in food safety battle (access required)

When the Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law in 2011, it was expected it would take the U.S. Food and Drug Administration some time to roll out and train its inspectors on the various intricacies of the law. ...

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REV LNG a leader in production, distribution of natural gas (access required)

REV LNG LLC is growing its renewable energy business locally, while building out its portfolio across the country. The company specializes in renewable energy project development and mobile energy services. Since 2012, it has provided liquid natural gas and compressed natural gas solutions to a ...

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Geneva co-packing manufacturer to expand, create 21 jobs (access required)

Assured Edge Solutions, a custom vegetable processing and co-packing company, plans to grow its manufacturing operations at the Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park in Geneva. The initiative will create up to 21 jobs and retain 14. “The Cornell Agriculture ...

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Cornell puts out call for innovation in agribusiness (access required)

Cornell University has put out a call for innovators for New York’s agricultural community. The university this week released a first-of-its-kind report designed to guide inventors and investors toward urgent technology needs within the state’s farming and food processing industries, ...

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Grow-NY accepting applications for 2021 contest (access required)

Applications are now being accepted for the third annual Grow-NY Competition, where innovative food and agriculture startups can win up to $1 million. Grow-NY is open to startups around the globe that offer potential for growth in Upstate New York. ...

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Business opportunities abound for NYS with legalization of recreational marijuana (access required)

New York’s legalization of recreational marijuana could bring new opportunities, and big returns, for the Rochester business community. State lawmakers passed legislation Tuesday night to legalize adult-use cannabis and Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act into ...

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Architectural evolution: Building toward relevancy (access required)

Architectural trends tend to be of the “style” variety, predicting less of what’s evolving in the industry and more of what’s trending at the moment. Perhaps a victim of its own making, the architectural practice has largely operated the same ...

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29 Design Studio wins agri-marketing awards (access required)

29 Design Studio won three first-place marketing awards, along with a merit award, in the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) regional content. 29 Design Studio, based in Geneva, specializes in branding and marketing for food, beverage and agriculture. The agency won ...

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Geneva Tech Park receives nearly $1.5 million in federal funding (access required)

A 72-acre agricultural park in Geneva will receive a more than $1.4 million influx of federal funding. U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand said last week that the federal Economic Development Administration had allocated $1.47 million for the Cornell ...

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Hemp’s been around forever, but the industry is still emerging (access required)

Man has been using hemp and finding new uses for it for thousands of years, but it’s still emerging and developing as a plant and as an industry today. Hemp is defined in New York by the Department of Health ...

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Number of home-based food businesses skyrocket (access required)

The number of new home-based processor businesses under the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets umbrella ballooned by nearly 56 percent in 2020. There were 1,538 newly registered home processors, according to information released by the state this ...

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Shift to food and ag was the right recipe for 29 Design Studio (access required)

Change isn’t always an easy thing, even when it’s your own idea. There’s often a little fear of the unknown, especially when the status quo hasn’t been so bad. As such, feelings of angst don’t necessarily subside quickly. Still, Maureen ...

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Brockport turkey farm thankful for spike in business (access required)

What had been projected to be a difficult year for Ridgecrest Turkey Farm in Brockport is turning out to be just fine. The COVID-19 crisis had slowed orders for the 1,200 free range turkeys raised on the farm just off ...

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