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Empire Farm Days names new management team

Empire Farm Days names new management team
Last December, Melanie Wickham of Stanley announced her resignation as executive director of the Empire State Potato Growers Association and as director of the association’s popular Empire Farm Days after 32 years. At the time, ... more
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FARMING IN THE FINGER LAKES: A great future for beef in the Finger Lakes

FARMING IN THE FINGER LAKES: A great future for beef in the Finger Lakes
“Beef production in the Finger Lakes is on the rise, and the future appears to be very promising and poised for growth,” said John Kriese, current president of the New York Beef Producers Association. Kriese, ... more
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Lyons man killed in farm accident

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts says his office investigated a fatal agricultural accident in the Town of Lyons on Wednesday around 3 p.m. Patrol units along with the Lyons Fire and Rescue and Lyons Town ... more
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Massive fire at Aurora Ridge Dairy under investigation

Massive fire at Aurora Ridge Dairy under investigation
Firefighters were called to the scene of a barn fire in the Poplar Ridge Fire District around 9:20 p.m. First responders say there were approximately 300 calves inside the barn, and that there was an ... more
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Got Stress? Falling milk prices push Helming to host seminar with FarmNet, Farm Bureau

Got Stress? Falling milk prices push Helming to host seminar with FarmNet, Farm Bureau
Staying stress-free in the world of agriculture can be a challenge. Senator Pam Helming (R-54) announced that she has joined with New York FarmNet and New York Farm Bureau to host a free seminar on ... more
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Scipio Center farm, landowner settle lawsuit

Scipio Center farm, landowner settle lawsuit
A land dispute between the Elizabeth Lacey Trust and a Scipio Center farm has been settled after approximately five years of litigation. The trust, which owns land in the towns of Venice and Scipio, leased ... more
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Easy, breezy energy helps power Union Springs farm

Easy, breezy energy helps power Union Springs farm
A Union Springs farm will soon be harvesting more than just crops. DuMond Farms is the site of a new vertical wind turbine installed this week, which will harness energy from the slightest breeze to ... more
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Gillibrand seeks milk ‘price floor’ to help NY dairy farmers

Gillibrand seeks milk 'price floor' to help NY dairy farmers
As dairy farmers struggle with low milk prices, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is proposing a solution that could provide some support for farms. Gillibrand, D-N.Y., unveiled legislation Tuesday that would establish $23.34 per hundredweight as ... more
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Cayuga County farms awarded over $1.1M for manure storage

Cayuga County farms awarded over $1.1M for manure storage
Three Cayuga County farms are getting some state aid to upgrade their manure storage, assistance greatly needed at a time when farms are dealing with new regulations and falling milk prices. Sennett farm Peters Dairy, ... more
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Wayne County tomato-growing project ripens

Wayne County grows more apples than almost any other place in the nation, yet it’s expected to be known for another product soon. Tomatoes. On Wednesday, the Wayne County Industrial Development Agency is holding a ... more
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Owasco farm under investigation for worker living conditions

Owasco farm under investigation for worker living conditions
Nicole Catalfano said she wanted to cry. Four adults and five children have been living in squalor on a dairy farm in Owasco since December, and Catalfano helped them pack up their belongings Friday and ... more
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Helming: $5.5M available for farmland protection projects

Helming: $5.5M available for farmland protection projects
Senator Pam Helming announced that $5.5 million is available through two state grant programs to fund farmland protection projects. Both the Farmland Protection Implementation Program and Land Trust Grants can help preserve viable farmland, protecting ... more
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