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Cuomo says NY will boost beer, wine, liquor sales

Posted at: 10/24/2012 8:55 AM
Updated at: 10/24/2012 12:50 PM
By: AP

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says state government will put the promotion of beer, wine and liquor made in New York "on steroids" to boost jobs and help the growing industries.
    
Cuomo along with farmers and orchard growers are meeting Wednesday in Albany for New York's "Wine, Beer and Spirits Summit."
    
The aim of the meeting is to boost wine production and craft brewers, in part to spur job growth.
    
Cuomo and the state Farm Bureau will lead the discussion of ways state government can help these old, but small, industries flourish in New York.
    
A similar summit on Greek-style yogurt resulted in the easing of some environmental protection restrictions on dairy farms.

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