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Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a plan today that would entice new businesses to locate near SUNY campuses. The initiative is called “Tax Free NY” and it would allow businesses to operate without paying income, sales, property or business...
One of those challenges is property taxes. Agriculture is a land-intensive industry, so rising property taxes can mean much higher costs for farmers. And taxes have been rising, thanks mostly to increases in the production value of farmland. When I...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The emerald ash borer continues to spread across upstate New York. The Department of Environmental Conservation says the ash tree-killing insect has been confirmed for the first time in Delaware and Otsego counties, near the...
Peter Borst has been a beekeeper since 1974 and takes a longer view of the industry’s recent struggles. In 2006, beekeepers began reporting the widespread loss of seemingly healthy bee colonies. It led to the naming of a new disease: Colony...
One day after the state’s powerful Assembly Speaker admitted “glaring failures” in his handling of a sexual abuse case, the Albany establishment seemed to be moving on, with the usual round of press conferences, bill passage, and...
The devastating disease, fire blight, targets the most popular apple varieties. Researchers are trying to work on expanding the range of defenses available to combat the bacteria in upstate. New York is the second biggest apple producing state in...