Tag Archives: Cornell University

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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Grow-NY competition open to applications again (access required)

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul (second from left)  congratulates the $1 million prize winners of the Grow-NY competition: RealEats of America's CEO Dan Wise, culinary advisor Aliya LeeKong, and chief operating officer Keith Lydon.

The application window to enter the $3 million Grow-NY business competition is now open.  Empire State Development and the Cornell Center for Economic Development both announced on Tuesday that the competition is opening up for its second round of applications, ...

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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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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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Cornell study finds attitudes toward undocumented farmworkers have improved (access required)

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Attitudes toward undocumented farmworkers in New York have improved over the course of a decade, according to a survey and study conducted by the Community and Research Development Institute (CaRDI) at Cornell University. The researchers published the findings in a ...

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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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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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Grow-NY competition will encourage agriculture and food entrepreneurs (access required)

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks at the announcement of the new Grow-NY competition. RBJ Photo by Diana Louise Carter

Agricultural and food entrepreneurs in the Finger Lakes and two adjoining regions may compete for up to $1 million in a new business stimulation competition announced Friday. The Grow-NY competition is funded by $21 million in prize money over three ...

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Wine panel: Climate change is here but improving soils could help (access required)

The view and wine flights invite visitors to Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery to linger a while.

Wineries in the Finger Lakes have been experiencing evidence of climate change for some time, but there may be things owners can do to mitigate its effects. That came out of a panel discussion last week at Ravines Wine Cellars in ...

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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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New Center of Excellence designated at Geneva’s agricultural station (access required)

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Geneva’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station is being designated a state Center of Excellence, bringing additional funding and attention for research and development aimed at job creation in  agriculture and food production. State Sen. Pam Helming announced on Wednesday ...

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