Tag Archives: agriculture

Geneva co-packing manufacturer to expand, create 21 jobs (access required)

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Assured Edge Solutions, a custom vegetable processing and co-packing company, plans to grow its manufacturing operations at the Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park in Geneva. The initiative will create up to 21 jobs and retain 14. “The Cornell Agriculture ...

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Geneva Tech Park receives nearly $1.5 million in federal funding (access required)

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A 72-acre agricultural park in Geneva will receive a more than $1.4 million influx of federal funding. U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand said last week that the federal Economic Development Administration had allocated $1.47 million for the Cornell ...

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Competition aims to hasten dairy product innovation (access required)

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A new competition will enable agricultural entrepreneurs to introduce new dairy products for consumers, ultimately boosting dairy sales in New York state. The state Department of Agriculture and Markets, the New York Dairy Promotion Order (DPO) Advisory Board and VentureFuel ...

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Closing of Cheribundi production plant leaves hole in local supply chain (access required)

Cherbundi grew up in Geneva and became a national brand before moving production to Michigan. (Photo supplied by Cheribundi.)

Cheribundi’s decision to pull out of production in the Geneva area and use a co-packer in Michigan will leave a hole in the Western New York food processing world. Cheribundi announced in January that it will start contracting for its ...

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Farm preparedness workshops cover social media, certification and sneaky activists (access required)

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Farm preparedness in the 2020s is a lot more sophisticated than locking the barn door before the horse gets out. The “Modern On-Farm Preparedness” series of workshops and webinars offered by the Cornell Cooperative Extension and other dairy-related agencies starts ...

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USDA grants support renewable energy projects on local farms (access required)

A stock photo of solar panels being installed.  A solar array in Orleans County is one of the rural development projects supported by a new USDA grant.

At least three local farms are receiving more than $100,000 each in grants from the federal government to help bring their operations up to date with renewable energy systems.  The state director for rural development announced this week that New Yorkers ...

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Young brings rural and legislative know-how to new Center of Excellence (access required)

Catharine Young of Olean is the Executive Diretcor of the New York State Center of Excellence for Food & Agriculture

Catharine Young didn’t change much about her living situation when she became head of the new Center of Excellence in Geneva last March. Young had spent 20 years on the road, commuting between her home in Olean and Albany, where ...

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Wayne County gears up for apple tourism in October (access required)

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Apple producers in Wayne County are readying their farm stands, cideries and other apple-oriented businesses for the annual Wayne County Apple Tasting Tour in October. The tour lasts the entire month of October, hosted by 12 Wayne County businesses. Special ...

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

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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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