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Grapes and wine have significant impact in New York, study reports (access required)

For every $1 million the state provides to boost the grape and wine industry in New York, it gets $1.3 billion back in taxes, according to an economic impact report that just came out. The report compiled on behalf of the New York ...

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Cornell research may make hemp easier to raise and sell legally (access required)

Hemp growers in New York face the uncertainty of growing a crop that becomes illegal to sell because it unintentionally contains a higher amount of the psychoactive chemical THC than is allowable by state regulations. Now a Cornell University study ...

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Once a high-flyer at Chase, John McKenna gets closer to the soil at Tompkins (access required)

Earlier in his career in banking, John McKenna was living the life. Following five years with Citibank in Rochester, he became an investment banker with what’s now known as JP Morgan Chase and worked at the largest bank in the ...

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Farm preparedness workshops cover social media, certification and sneaky activists (access required)

Farm preparedness in the 2020s is a lot more sophisticated than locking the barn door before the horse gets out. The “Modern On-Farm Preparedness” series of workshops and webinars offered by the Cornell Cooperative Extension and other dairy-related agencies starts ...

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All female food team from Finger Lakes featured at James Beard House (access required)

A septet of female chefs and food-and-beverage producers from the Finger Lakes region will be featured presenters at the esteemed James Beard House in Manhattan in January. The team, headed by Geneva’s Samantha Buyskes, is currently listed on the house’s list of ...

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USDA grants support renewable energy projects on local farms (access required)

At least three local farms are receiving more than $100,000 each in grants from the federal government to help bring their operations up to date with renewable energy systems.  The state director for rural development announced this week that New Yorkers ...

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Urban cideries in Rochester growing and changing (access required)

Rochester can now boast not one but two urban cider bars that operate without a trace of apple trees nearby, and both have seen some recent developments in their businesses. The older of the two, Mullers Cider House, recently changed hands ...

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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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