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Crops or conference rooms?
The Poughkeepsie Journal - Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Subjects: Hurricanes; Alliances; Agribusiness; Disasters; Disaster recovery; Journals
Author: Bradshaw, Sarah
Date: Nov 25, 2012
Start Page: n/a
Section: Your Tax Dollars
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Wigsten supports the alliance and its partner, the Culinary Institute of America, but wishes there were federal assistance for specialty crop losses after weather disasters, like those he lost due to Tropical Storms Irene and Lee. The Federal Emergency Management Agency declared Dutchess County a disaster area after last year's tropical storms based on the amount of financial damage -- the bulk of which occurred to roads, bridges and the Rhinecliff waterfront, said Dutchess County spokeswoman Colleen Pillus and Rhinebeck Supervisor Tom Traudt.

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