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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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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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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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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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Expansion eyed at Technology Farm in Geneva

The first building at the Cornell Agriculture & Food Technology Park is nearly full, and the organization’s leader is looking for further development at the site. The park, also called the Technology Farm, is home to 10 businesses employing nearly ...

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Constellation closes on Widmer sale

Constellation Brands Inc. has closed on the sale of the Widmer Winery in Naples, the Victor firm said Friday.  The winery was bought by L&D Acquisitions LLC, of which the principals are members of the Hazlitt family, who are grape and wine producers for Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards Inc. in Schuyler County.

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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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