New York State is actively promoting the development and implementation of renewable energy sources. New York State’s 2015 Energy Plan has a goal of 50% of power coming from renewable sources by 2030.

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Late last year, the Governor directed the New York State Department of Public Service (NYSDPS) to develop a Clean

With an increase in the number of vineyards marketing themselves as venues for wedding receptions and special events, local governments across New York State have begun enacting legislation aimed at curtailing the marketing activities of vineyards, indicating that they are seeking to protect the health and safety of their communities. Vineyard Wedding PicSome towns and villages now

FWine Grapes NYSor the first time since 2005, the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is allowing New York wineries to produce wines with grapes grown out-of-state.
The move comes after New York suffered through one of the harshest winters in recent memory, which resulted in wide scale damage to vines and resulted in

There is still time to apply for funding through the United States Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, but not much.

The Program was designed to provide financial support to farms and farmers who produce specialty crops, i.e., grapes, hops, etc… Approximately $66 million in funding is available nationwide with $1.4 million earmarked