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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces 18 finalists in Grow-NY contest

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the 18 companies selected for round one of the Grow-NY food innovation and agriculture technology business challenge. 

New York Apple Sales professional chosen for LEAD New York class

Matt Wells, director of field services of New York Apple Sales, Glenmont, N.Y., has been selected to participate in an intensive leadership development program for New York State’s food and agricultural industry. 

Urban life and agtech coincide at NYC AgTech Week in September

At the fourth annual NYC AgTech Week Conference, attendees can tour farms and attend panel discussions, workshops and networking events hosted by the NYC Agriculture Collective.

New York-based Bowery Farming hires two new executives

Bowery Farming, headquartered in New York with farms in Kearny, N.J., hired two new executives to oversee the company’s marketing and sales operations.

Fifth-generation owner of Fowler Farms dies

John V. Fowler, one of the fifth-generation owners of Fowler Farms, Wolcott, N.Y., has died.

Packer Interview: Hudson River Fruit Distributors on Northeast apples

As those crunchy, juicy globes of ruby, green and gold trickle into the market, fourth-generation grower-marketer-distributor Alisha Albinder Camac updates us on the 2019 Eastern apple season.

New York growers weigh in on proposed farm laborer overtime law

NEW YORK — Some of the state's fresh produce industry leaders say the proposed New York Farm Laborer Fair Labor Practices Act will hurt the agricultural industry, but they are relieved for a bit of compromise.

Apple Acres opens NY packing facility

Apple Acres LLC, Lafayette, N.Y., has opened a 60,000-square-foot packing facility, in time for the new apple crop, with harvest starting this month.

Crunch Time Apple Growers: SnapDragon had a monster 2018 season

SnapDragon apples experienced a huge 2018-19 season and may have an even better 2019-20 season. 

South Mill Champs introduces more Shrooms snacks, plus coffee, tea

NEW YORK — You’ve seen mushrooms transform into chewy jerky and blend with ground beef into burgers, but you might not have seen this yet.