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State fair opens with an ice-cold Expo Center and old favorites (access required)

Now here’s a landmark event: the butter sculpture at the New York State Fair, which opened Wednesday, is 50 years old. Not the sculpture that’s on display at the fair this year, of course. What’s 50 years old is the ...

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State money funds agriculture programs (access required)

Finger Lakes area agricultural programs will receive nearly $600,000 in state money to promote research, marketing and development of agriculture, it was announced last week (March 29) by the state Department of Agriculture and Markets. Programs submitted applications for the ...

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Farmers’ food donations now eligible for state tax credit (access required)

Food that farmers donate to organizations serving the needy will now qualify for a state tax credit worth 25 percent of their donation’s market value. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the new refundable tax credit this week in an effort ...

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Farm bill commenters urge support for food stamps, farm research (access required)

Though the listening session was held in a craft brewery, most people who commented Tuesday, Oct. 31, on the upcoming renewal of the federal farm bill talked either about food stamps, research or young farmers. The session at Rohrbach’s Brewing ...

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Love Beets loves Rochester growers

Love Beets USA LLC has made good on its promise to source beets from the United States, officials said last week. Love Beets—a pairing between LiDestri Foods Inc. and G’s Fresh Ltd. of the United Kingdom—processes and packages fresh, marinated ...

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