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October 26, 2013

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The Farm Cideries bill authorizes the establishment and licensure of farm cideries for the manufacture and sale of cider made from crops grown in New York State and would exclude licensed farm cideries from the sales tax information return filing requirements. In order to obtain a farm cidery license, the hard cider must be made exclusively from apples grown in New York state and no more than 150,000 gallons may be produced annually. The law will take effect 90 days after the date of signing. 

Dean Norton, president of New York Farm Bureau, hailed the law, saying, “The new Farm Cidery License is a boost for our local orchards and cider makers who are looking to diversify and offer value added products to consumers. It is an exciting time to be a New York farmer, and New York Farm Bureau thanks Gov. Cuomo for providing additional market opportunities for the state’s outstanding apple orchards.”

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Jason King from Springer’s Inc. of Oneonta recently attended Kubota Tractor Corp.’s 2013 National Dealer Meeting in Memphis, Tenn., joining more than 1,000 Kubota dealers from across the country for an exclusive first look at the latest Kubota product introductions and innovations. The meeting highlighted a variety of Kubota products and included field demonstrations and classroom sessions for dealers. ... Kevin Gregory of Oneonta was recently named manager of the AT&T wireless store on state Route 23 in Oneonta. An Oneonta resident, Gregory holds a bachelor’s degree in business economics from SUNY Oneonta. “I’m proud to be serving the community with a team of seasoned sales professionals who provide customers with a top-notch store experience and technical support,” Gregory said in a media release. 

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