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Schumer wants time extended for commenting on hemp regulations (access required)

Sen. Charles E. Schumer called upon the federal government Wednesday to allow more time for comment on proposed hemp regulations, concerned that the proposed rules would harm the rising industry of growing the useful plant. Schumer announced his concerns while ...

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Outbreak of food-borne illness prompts recall of romaine lettuce again (access required)

Just in time for Thanksgiving meal planning, there’s another E.coli outbreak affecting romaine lettuce. The Centers for Disease Control reported Friday afternoon that 40 people had become sick and 28 hospitalized with a strain of E. coli that appeared to ...

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Young brings rural and legislative know-how to new Center of Excellence (access required)

Catharine Young didn’t change much about her living situation when she became head of the new Center of Excellence in Geneva last March. Young had spent 20 years on the road, commuting between her home in Olean and Albany, where ...

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Geneva’s RealEats America wins $1 million top prize in Grow-NY competition (access required)

New York is about to get more real. More RealEats America, that is. The Geneva meal-subscription company won the top, $1 million prize in the competition for start-up companies featured in the Grow-NY Food & Ag Summit ending Wednesday evening. ...

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Food experts discuss what the consumer wants (access required)

Consumers want their food choices to be fresh, local, “clean,” healthy, decadent, plant-based, full of taste, packaged in a recycled container, and made by a company that has a social conscience and doesn’t harm the environment. Those were some of ...

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Hydroponically grown greens a new Eastman Business Park venture (access required)

A greenhouse operation planning to raise hydroponic greens year-round is due to start construction at Eastman Business Park. Clearwater Organic Farms’ plans for a 10-acre greenhouse had been stalled for financing issues for the last two years. But Friday morning, ...

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Dr. Konstantin Frank named to list of Top 100 wineries in the world (access required)

Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery has been named one of the top 100 wineries in the world for 2019 by Wine & Spirits magazine. The magazine released its list over the weekend, including wineries from around the globe, with one-third of ...

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Brian Nicholson steers Red Jacket Orchards out of the orchard and toward juice (access required)

The day Red Jacket Orchards turned on the juice production line at its new plant in 2010, Brian Nicholson had a realization. What began as a fruit farm and roadside produce stand two generations earlier had already expanded to shipping ...

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Three local or soon-to-be local companies are finalists for Grow-NY competition (access required)

Eighteen finalists, including three from the Rochester area, have been selected in the first round of the state’s Grow-NY food and agriculture innovation competition. Competitors must present their business plans for consideration in a competition to win a top prize ...

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Wayne County gears up for apple tourism in October (access required)

Apple producers in Wayne County are readying their farm stands, cideries and other apple-oriented businesses for the annual Wayne County Apple Tasting Tour in October. The tour lasts the entire month of October, hosted by 12 Wayne County businesses. Special ...

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Wagner Vineyards named New York winery of the year (access required)

Wagner Vineyards, located the east side of Seneca Lake, was named Winery of the Year at the annual New York Wine Classic held in Watkins Glenn Monday through Wednesday. The prize comes as the winery is celebrating its 40th anniversary. ...

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