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Seneca Foods repurchases shares

Seneca Foods Corp. has repurchased shares in a private transaction totaling roughly $25 million, documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission show.

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NY, Finger Lakes farms among leading producers

New York continues to be a leading agricultural state, with 36,300 farms producing $4.7 billion in products annually, a report from the state Comptroller’s Office shows.

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Wegmans tills organic surge

Organic produce has become the fastest-growing product segment for Wegmans Food Markets Inc. The company is looking to continue the development of its organic research farm in Canandaigua to meet an increased demand for organic goods. The farm is on ...

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Firm’s technology used to grow food indoors

A local firm is partnering with two organizations to help grow organic food indoors and increase local food supplies.   Green Living Technologies International LLC is creating two indoor urban farms. One will be at FoodLink Inc. in Rochester; the ...

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Leader is nuts about the job and the product

When it came time for a new leader to take the reins at Once Again Nut Butter Collective Inc. in 2006, Robert Gelser was happy to interview potential candidates as a company director but did not envision himself as the ...

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Allens to become Seneca Foods unit in pending merger

The merger of Marion-based Seneca Foods Corp. and an Arkansas processor of canned and frozen vegetables should be completed within 60 to 90 days.   Once it is completed, Allens Inc. will become a subsidiary of Seneca Foods, officials said. ...

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Finger Lakes’ beauty reaps big benefits for wineries

Like his colleagues in the wine industry, Scott Osborn believes the beauty of the Finger Lakes region is a huge advantage for the local wine scene.   "It’s just beautiful here, and when you drive along the lakes with the ...

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Fast Start: Rochester’s farmers markets

  Agriculture is the No. 1 business in New York, and summer is a season of plenty. The fresh-air farmers markets hold the proof: They bring farmers to town to sell just-picked fruits and vegetables, dairy and meat products, flowers ...

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Partnership puts millions of worms to work

Two local businesses have partnered to market an organic fertilizer created in Livingston County by millions of earthworms.   Rochester-based Harris Seeds Inc. teamed with Worm Power in Avon this year to distribute Worm Power’s products across the country.   ...

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Bumper crop proves a bummer for Seneca Foods

Lower selling prices due to an overabundance of last summer’s bumper crop led to a year-over-year drop in net income and a decrease in sales for Seneca Foods Corp.   The food processor based in Marion, Wayne County, last week ...

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Sales fall, profit shrinks at Seneca Foods

A drop in selling prices coupled with higher inventory levels contributed to a decrease in fourth-quarter sales and a net loss for Seneca Foods Corp.

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Genesee Land Trust protects 627 acres in Sodus

Genesee Land Trust now is protecting 627 acres of prime farm land in Sodus, Wayne County, and tributaries of Sodus Bay, the Rochester-based non-profit said Monday.

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State Farm Bureau re-elects Elba man as president

Dean Norton, a dairy farmer and agricultural consultant from Elba, Genesee County, was re-elected as president of the New York Farm Bureau during the organization’s annual meeting in Long Island, the agency announced Wednesday.

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