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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's organic farming has grown over the past several years, led by milk sales, with agricultural land federally certified organic expanding to 934 operating farms last year.

The state comptroller reports sales of organic farm products rose 56 percent from 2008 to 2014 to $164 million.

That includes almost $94 million of organic milk from 402 farms, ranking second nationally in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's survey.

NEW YORK (AP)  A federal prosecutor on Thursday accused two people close to Gov. Andrew Cuomo of bribery and fraud relating to Cuomo's high-profile economic development projects in a significant blow to the Democratic governor's administration. 

color:#333333">ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's energy agency has released a "blueprint" for developing the Offshore Wind Master Plan described by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his 2016 State of the State address, saying the plan will come out at the end of 2017.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A coalition of New York-based advocates is launching a national campaign to press large retailers, restaurant chains and other companies to end on-call and last-minute scheduling, which allows companies to assign shifts to workers with only a few hours' notice.

(AP) New York state gambling regulators have formally awarded a casino license to Tioga Downs, a racetrack and electronic gambling facility in the state's Southern Tier.