Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill that creates a new type of license for farm cider-making operations.
The "Farm Cideries" bill creates a license for operations that make and sell no more than 150,000 gallons of cider annually from crops grown in New York. The license is similar ones available to farm wineries, breweries and distilleries.
Cuomo said Thursday that the farm cider operations, which can sell other products such as jams and souvenirs, will promote tourism and help New York agriculture.
The law takes effect in 90 days.