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Grapes and wine have significant impact in New York, study reports (access required)

A study on economic impact of the grape an wine industry in 2019 includes research and development work such as the breeding done for Cornell's Bruce Reisch.

For every $1 million the state provides to boost the grape and wine industry in New York, it gets $1.3 billion back in taxes, according to an economic impact report that just came out. The report compiled on behalf of the New York ...

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Cornell research may make hemp easier to raise and sell legally (access required)

Cornell horticulturist Larry Smart examines hemp plants at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva. (Photo by Justin James Muir for Cornell University)

Hemp growers in New York face the uncertainty of growing a crop that becomes illegal to sell because it unintentionally contains a higher amount of the psychoactive chemical THC than is allowable by state regulations. Now a Cornell University study ...

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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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Food experts discuss what the consumer wants (access required)

Representatives of Ag Voice from Georgia, standing, make a pitch for their company to seated judges at the Grow-NY competition.

Consumers want their food choices to be fresh, local, “clean,” healthy, decadent, plant-based, full of taste, packaged in a recycled container, and made by a company that has a social conscience and doesn’t harm the environment. Those were some of ...

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Schumer announces seed money for hemp germplasm repository in Geneva (access required)

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Sen. Charles E. Schumer announced today that $500,000 in federal funding will go to Geneva to establish a seed repository for the hemp industry. The money will go specifically to the Agricultural Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture, ...

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New laboratory set for grape genetics research in Geneva (access required)

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The federal Agricultural Research Services’ Grape Genetics Research Unit will be getting an updated laboratory, after receiving nearly $69 million in federal funding announced by Sen. Charles Schumer Tuesday. The unit is located at Geneva’s Cornell AgriTech, a Cornell University ...

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From Costa Rica to Cornell, Padilla-Zakour finds her calling in food processing (access required)

Olga Padilla-Zakour of Geneva is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Food Services at the Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in Geneva.

When a small company in New York has a bright idea for a new food product, it typically turns to Olga Padilla-Zakour. When a large company, like Wegmans, is thinking of adding a new product line or a new vendor, it ...

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Food and agriculture Center of Excellence to be food innovator (access required)

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Wegmans executive Bill Strassburg likes to think of food and agriculture as the tortoise in the familiar hare and tortoise analogy. “It’s something that is consistent, and it consistently grows a little bit each year. It’s not a big jump ...

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