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National Grid helps fund Intergrow expansion

National Grid PLC is providing economic development and energy efficiency grants to support a $15.2 million project at Intergrow Greenhouses Inc. in Orleans County.

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State to fund research on hops, malting barley

New York will provide $350,000, a portion of which will go to the Cornell Agriculture & Food Technology Park in Ontario County, to research hops and malting barley to determine which varieties work best for state agriculture.

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Casa Larga expands tour offerings

Casa Larga Vineyards Inc. is expanding its winery tour program to include tours conducted in American Sign Language and Spanish.

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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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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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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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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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