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Concord grape growers get New York state help

New York is spending $1.3 million to support the state’s Concord grape industry.

The money will go to the new Concord Vineyard Improvement Program at Cornell University. The program will help growers renovate vineyards, plant new vines or diversify their operations.

New York’s $340 million Concord grape industry has had to endure lower prices tied to a drop in juice consumption and oversupply.

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