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Lawmakers in Northeast seek USDA support for organic dairy farmers

Lawmakers from Vermont, New York, New Hampshire and Maine are asking Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to help dozens of organic dairy farms that will lose their contracts with Horizon Organic next year. The lawmakers, led by Vermont Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch want the U.S....
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NYC government to run on solar power by 2025, says de Blasio

Soon, elected officials will need only the sun to get their work done. By 2025, New York City government will require only solar power to function, outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio and newly appointed Governor Kathy Hochul said Tuesday. Their announcement was made as part of Climate Week and hinges on whether major green energy infrastructure projects are approved.
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Why upstate farmers fear overtime costs could overwhelm them

For six generations, Bill Peck's family has been in farming — and he wants to keep that tradition alive. "My only obligation in life is for this farm to succeed so the next generation can choose," Peck said. Peck's dairy farm in Saratoga County is like many farms across New...
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Lt. gov., lawmakers get inside look at local farming

FREEHOLD — Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin and some 60 state legislators made the rounds in Greene County on Wednesday to get an inside look at the agriculture industry. This was the third year the Agriculture Tour of New York State was hosted by Assemblyman Chris Tague, R-102. “We call this...
GREENE COUNTY, NY
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AeroFarms is supplying the hops for Goose Island’s latest IPA

Newark, New Jersey-based AeroFarms is one of the U.S. leaders in the space, finding its most success in the world of microgreens. It’s a bit of a produce department niche, but it commands high prices and allows for quick turnover in the farming facilities. Brewer Goose Island’s U.K. division this...
NEWARK, NJ
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Military jet intercepts single-engine plane in restricted NYC airspace

NEW YORK (WPIX) – A military fighter aircraft intercepted a single-engine plane flying in temporarily restricted airspace in New York City Tuesday afternoon, according to officials. FAA officials said the Cessna 182 entered restricted airspace—part of a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR)—over New York City at around 2 p.m. Tuesday. Security...
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Protect Ironbound, kill wastewater agency’s power plant plan | Letters

The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) plant, located within Newark’s Ironbound neighborhood, is the fourth largest wastewater treatment plant in New Jersey and the fifth largest in the United States. As the state’s largest power user, it serves 48 municipalities and around 4 million customers. PVSC reported that during Superstorm...
NEWARK, NJ

Hospitality's Labor Shortage May Last Longer Than You Think

Portions of the hospitality market revived earlier this year as leisure travelers returned to many cities, but true recovery seems a long way off and the coronavirus pandemic may still leave permanent damage. Travel shutdowns forced millions of bartenders, room cleaners, wait staff and others out of the hospitality business, and bringing them back may not be easy even after most travel resumes.
BROOKLYN, NY

Related Lands First Lab Tenant At One Kenmore Square

California-based Gritstone bio Inc., a biotechnology company developing cancer and infectious disease immunotherapies, will lease 75K SF at One Kenmore Square’s Beacon Building, Related announced Wednesday. The deal represents a significant life sciences commitment in the Kenmore Square and Fenway neighborhood bustling with lab construction. “As our team continues to...
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Delta deal alert: Round-trip fares as low as $97 or 6,000 Skymiles

Delta is having a rather incredible sale right now on a number of domestic routes. Some of the fares, which are in the basic economy tier, are less than $100 round-trip or as little as 6,000 SkyMiles one-way for nonstop travel. The airline has the fare sale on its website right now, and since we started poring over it to find possible flights, several have already sold out, so don’t dawdle!
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Can’t get to Morocco? Well, Morocco is coming to New York City

This weekend, the Kingdom of Morocco will be presenting a unique event at Hudson Yards—it’s a pop-up store, except that everything on offer is free. In an effort to raise awareness of the wealth of products grown and made in Morocco, the Kingdom of Morocco is working through its Ministry of Agriculture to host Morocco: Kingdom of Taste, an event that runs from September 25th-29th at Hudson Yards in Manhattan. The pop-up is open to the public between 1pm to 5pm, Saturday through Wednesday, and is designed to tell the story of Morocco’s agricultural wealth through an immersive space, VR headsets, product samples, and cooking demonstrations by renowned Los Angeles-based Moroccan Chef, Lalla Mina. There is no admission price for this event. Morocco: Kingdom of Taste is totally free.
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Dr. Glennis Mehra Talks BioLabs

A career as a doctor was once on the cards for Glennis Mehra. A native New Yorker, she grew up in Queens Village and was on the pre-med track until her time at a liberal arts college made her reassess. Her compromise with her family was to go to graduate school instead, where she gravitated towards neuroscience, and the rest is history.
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