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2 Charged with Trying to Steal Cockfighting Birds
From the NY Attorney General's office: Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said two people have been arrested for allegedly breaking into and attempting
to steal about 50 chickens from a barn in Poland, Herkimer County. The chickens had previously been r...

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More Than $1M Awarded to New Farmers
From Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office: More than $1 million has been awarded
to 27 new and early-stage farms through the New York State New Farmers
Grant Fund.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo said since its launch in 2014, the program has provided
nearly $2.5 million to 66...

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State Fair to Host Craft Beer Competition
From Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office: The Great New York
State Fair will host a professionally judged craft beer competition to further
promote New York's growing craft beverage industry.  The New York State
Craft Beer Competition will award medals to the bes...

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Bill To Ensure Farm Property Tax Relief Eligibility Passes State Legislature
From Assemblyman Bill Magee's office: Assemblyman Bill Magee, D-Nelson, announced that legislation he
sponsored to ensure more farms are eligible for critical property tax
relief has passed both the Assembly and the Senate.  The legislation
allows family...

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European Union Bans Word 'Milk' for Plant-Based Products
An interesting read. Will the U.S. follow suit? Go to to see the story.

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NOFA-NY To Hole On-Farm Field Day in Richland
From NOFA-NY: The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York is
offering an on-farm field day called “Diversifying your Agricultural Offering:
Adding Meat to your Veggies” from 3 to 6 p.m. June 20 at Grindstone Farm,
County Route 28, outside Pulaski....

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Bryne Dairy Brings Ag Education to the Zoo
Pictured unveiling the new Byrnsie display are, left to right, Friends
of the Zoo President Janet Agostini with Byrne Dairy executives CEO Fred
Sadeghi , CFO Paul Hatty, Sales and Marketing Director Kate Byrne, CTO Nick
Marsella, General Counsel Jim Gosier ...

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Stewart's Shops Join New York State Grown & Certified Program
From New York State:   The New York State Grown & Certified
program is expanding to include the New York dairy industry.  The state
is partnering with Stewart’s Shops to launch the promotional program
that distinguishes agricultural
products that are loc...
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