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New York State Assists Grape Growers Hit By Harsh Winter

August 20, 2014

New York Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball announced due to harsh winter weather conditions, actions have been taken to protect New York's vineyards that were potentially impacted. New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo directed the state Department of Agriculture and Markets to work with partners to assess the damages incurred by the state's wine industry, and, should grape yields dictate, allow farm wineries to purchase grapes grown outside of New York State.