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

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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New labor law causing anxiety on N.Y. farms (access required)

When Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed the Farmworkers Bill into law last week, farmworker advocates were cheered, and many farmers were seriously dismayed. The new law goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020, and would require overtime pay for workers after ...

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State seeks renewable energy projects (access required)

New York State is seeking proposals for large-scale renewable energy projects that fall in line with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s plan to have 70 percent of the state’s electricity coming from renewable sources by 2030. This third request for proposals ...

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The Strong enters power deal with electricity authority (access required)

The Strong Museum is one of three Finger Lakes entities that have won new contracts for low-cost power from the New York Power Authority in its latest round of announcements. The ReCharge NY program provides power from Niagara Falls and ...

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RIT wins $1.5 million in state funding round (access required)

Rochester Institute of Technology has won $1.5 million in the latest round of competitive funding from the Empire State Development Council. The grant will upgrade the university’s Genomics Research Lab Cluster, helping it expand research, technology transfer and talent development ...

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State offers tax breaks and money for energy technology to farmers (access required)

New York farmers are eligible for two Christmas presents from the state: money for clean energy technologies and a 10-year extension of a tax waiver for farm buildings. New York State Energy and Research Development Authority announced on Tuesday that ...

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Rochester airport completes $79.4 million renovation project (access required)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in town Wednesday to officially declare the $79.4 million renovations to the Greater Rochester International Airport complete. Amid much fanfare under the new canopy that covers the upper and lower airport roadways, Cuomo drew attention to ...

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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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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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Taste NY sales growing fast (access required)

Sales of Taste NY products across New York grew by $3 million in 2017, an increase of nearly 23 percent over the previous year. “Taste NY has put local products on the map, boosting tourism, helping local craft breweries, wineries, distilleries and cideries grow, and increasing ...

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