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Cuomo Bill Nods to Craft Brewers, Vineyard Owners

Legislation would provide 'farm brewery' license for up-and-coming brewers, relieve winemakers.

Recognizing the craft beer and wine industry in New York state as a growing industry with room for more potential, a bill proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday would continue a new 'farm brewery' license for up and coming brewers, and also lift mandates burdening vineyard owners.

According to a Newsday article, a "made in New York" designation is proposed for specific beers brewed with a set amount of New York-grown ingredients. 

"This legislation will give our state's growing craft beer industry the tools needed to create jobs, promote agriculture and encourage environmentally friendly economic development," the governor said.

Click here to read the entire Newsday article.

William Swiskey sr March 08, 2012 at 12:04 AM
How about help for real; businesses and real farmers
mhorine1 March 08, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Real farmers????

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