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USDA designates Cayuga County natural disaster area after a hard freeze earlier this year

USDA designates Cayuga County natural disaster area after a hard freeze earlier this year
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Cayuga County qualifies for natural disaster assistance after reviewing losses caused by the combined effects of a hard freeze and unseasonably warm temperatures from Feb. 10 through April 27. In a release, the USDA named 10 counties designated natural disaster areas — Albany, Onondaga, Orleans, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca and Washington. It... more

Inside the FLX: Michael Warren Thomas talks wine industry, growth, and regional threats

Inside the FLX: Michael Warren Thomas talks wine industry, growth, and regional threats
On Thursday’s edition of Inside the FLX, Michael Warren Thomas, a popular local radio host and founder of Savor Life joined Josh Durso in-studio to discuss the wine industry, the financial impact of those businesses investing millions into the region, and just how important local issues are relative to the wineries, breweries, and cideries. Thomas has been actively involved in a... more

Local apples smaller but sweeter in this year’s harvest

Local apples smaller but sweeter in this year’s harvest
It’s the height of the apple harvest and people who head to the u-pick fields might find themselves thinking, "Drought? What drought?" Apples are beautiful and abundant on fruit trees, making it appear that all is well. This year's drought and other weather factors, though, have had an impact. Democrat and Chronicle – News: Read More more

Frosty cold air making it’s way to the Finger Lakes this weekend

Frosty cold air making it’s way to the Finger Lakes this weekend
The cold front that worked its way through the Finger Lakes today will be replaced by another Canadian high pressure system. Like earlier this week, it will bring some sun and eventually some warmth, but not until another shot of cold air. Both Friday and Saturday morning will have the potential for frost across the region. Typically colder areas across... more
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