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Seneca Foods posts net loss in Q1, stock declines

Seneca Foods Corp. reported a first-quarter net loss despite an increase in sales. It reported a net loss of $100,000, or a penny a diluted share, versus net income of $300,000, or 29 cents a diluted share, for the same period the year prior.

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State expands credit to wine, spirits and cider industries

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday the Beer Production Credit—now known as the Alcohol Production Credit—has been expanded to include the state’s wine, spirits and cider industries.

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New loan program to benefit region’s agricultural industry

The Genesee County Economic Development Center, in conjunction with Empire State Development Corp., has created a revolving loan program to assist the agricultural industry in the Finger Lakes region.

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Two area food companies form partnership

Two local businesses have joined forces to give restaurants and other companies a better way to purchase local, sustainable meats sourced directly from local farms.

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Landmark Society identifies five sites for revitalization

The Landmark Society of Western New York Inc. has released its 2015 Five to Revive—a list of historic sites it has identified as opportunities for targeted, strategic revitalization.

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Plenty of space for expansion

Creative varieties paired with choice-driven consumers have helped drive growth in the craft beer industry across the country and in the Finger Lakes Region.  That same formula will determine the industry’s future health, local experts say. “The craft brewing industry ...

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Cidery takes root at century-old apple farm

For more than a century Lagoner Farms Inc. has grown apples. In the past three years it has tripled the number of varieties to embark on a new venture: cider production. Embark Craft Ciderworks opened June 2, but the concept ...

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Entrepreneur raises latest business on farm

After decades in finance, Joseph Hurley has left his cubicle to become a farm entrepreneur. Hurley worked for KPMG LLP early in his career before becoming a partner of the Bonadio Group’s tax division in 1986. He left the Perinton-based ...

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