Upstate NY http://wshu.org en Christmas tree farmers look to Turkish fir to avoid plant disease http://wshu.org/post/christmas-tree-farmers-look-turkish-fir-avoid-plant-disease <p>The Christmas trees still decorating many living rooms around the region are some of the lucky ones not stricken by phytophthora.&nbsp;</p><p>It’s a disease Christmas tree farmers in upstate New York have been battling for years.</p><p></p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 15:37:09 +0000 Matt Martin 10434 at http://wshu.org Christmas tree farmers look to Turkish fir to avoid plant disease Pro business group: Upstate NY needs more tax relief than downstate http://wshu.org/post/pro-business-group-upstate-ny-needs-more-tax-relief-downstate <p>The pro-business group Unshackle Upstate says upstate New York needs to be granted special tax breaks to help counter the economic recession that continues to afflict that part of state.</p><p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 14:50:19 +0000 Karen DeWitt 4590 at http://wshu.org