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Tag Archives: agriculture

Local ice cream makers move toward non-dairy products (access required)

Perry's dairy-free ice cream

In April, Perry’s Ice Cream released a line of oat-milk-based frozen desserts that are dairy-free. In June they started sending out frozen yogurt laced with vegetable purees. This week craft ice-cream maker Eat Me Ice Cream was blending locally grown black currants into a ...

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Big interest exhibited in Grow-NY agricultural business competition (access required)

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The inaugural Grow-NY agricultural business competition has attracted nearly 200 applications hoping to win start-up money to launch a venture in the Finger Lakes region. The applicants are competing to be among the 20 finalists who will have a chance ...

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Canandaigua farm protected with conservation easement (access required)

Wheat is one of the cash crops the Brocklebank family raises in Canandaigua. (Photo supplied.)

A multigenerational farm on Brace Road in the Ontario County town of Canandaigua is more economically secure now that the Brocklebank family has agreed to provide a conservation easement to the state. The easement provides Scott and Travis Brocklebank, the ...

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Labor-practices bill for farmworkers worries farmers (access required)

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For years, advocates for farmworkers have lobbied to end exemptions to labor laws that exist on farms but with little success. Since Democrats took control of the state Senate last fall, however, a new effort concerning farm interests introduced by ...

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Leadership program seeks to foster growth in agriculture industry (access required)

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When it comes to agriculture, the industry is no Silicon Valley. Surveys conducted just a few years ago found that the average American farmer was 58 while the average American computer programmer was 31. The food and agriculture workforce has only gotten older since ...

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