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Seneca eyes growth in frozen food

Seneca Foods Corp. will grow its business by increasing sales of its frozen vegetable offerings, expanding international business and launching new products, its chief executive said last week. "We believe the company is positioned to succeed well into the future," ...

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Hay company harvests deal with national chain

  Top Quality Hay Processors LLC has started doing business with Tractor Supply Co., the largest farm and ranch retail chain in the United States. The selling arrangement has prompted a facility expansion and additional local jobs. The Romulus operation ...

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City, state to mark sale of Canadice, Hemlock lakes

Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy, state Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner Peter Grannis and other officials are scheduled to meet at Hemlock State Park on Friday to mark the city’s $13.7 million sale of Hemlock and Canadice lakes to New York.

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Resolution to Mott’s strike needed

  Dear Editor: On behalf of the Fishers-based New York Apple Association Inc., the grower-supported trade organization that represents over 700 New York apple growers, I am writing to express our concern about the current labor dispute at the Mott’s ...

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Genesee Trust gets $1M to preserve farmland

The Genesee Land Trust Inc. has been awarded nearly $1.1 million from the Farm and Ranch Protection Program, part of the United States Department of Agriculture, to preserve farmland in Wayne County.

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Apple producer accused of labor-law violations

    In a lawsuit seeking class-action status, a Mexican farmworker alleges labor-law violations by Fowler Bros. Inc. of Wayne County. The family-owned Fowler Bros. is one the largest U.S. apple producers. With more 2,500 acres of orchards, it employs ...

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Schumer: Legislation would aid apple growers

Sen. Charles Schumer plans to introduce legislation that would help New York’s apple growers produce new varieties and make orchards more profitable, he said Thursday.

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NON-PROFIT REPORT: Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester

Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, has served the area for 137 years, seeking to foster lifelong bonds between people and animals and to prevent cruel treatment of animals. Its 78 staff members and more than 800 volunteers ...

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Antitrust investigator looks at dairy industry

A top antitrust investigator at the U.S. Department of Justice was in Batavia on Monday to meet with Upstate New York dairy farmers and consumers about potential anti-competitive practices in the dairy industry.

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Pro-Fac plans to disband

Pro-Fac Cooperative Inc. has begun distributing a portion of the more than $230 million payout it received from the sale of Birds Eye Foods Inc. and is beginning steps to disband the cooperative by the end of 2012. CEO Stephen ...

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