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In its first major expansion here in 25 years, Agway Inc., has improved receiving, shipping and feed-mixing capabilities at its Applied Nutritional Center while doubling its storage capacity. Agway officials declined to list costs.

President Douglas Gailiford of Agway's Agricultural Products Western New York Enterprise said that the enlarged feed mill on Route 33 and Wortendyke Road serves dairy farmers from Syracuse west.

"We buy corn from local growers. We store it, soybeans and about 20 other dairy feed ingredients in our new low facilities," he said.

Gailiford said the new horizontal mixer is worked in tandem with 22 feed bins that can store up to 3,000 tons of feed.

"Our high speed receiving equipment can handle 8,000 bushels an hour and load a five-ton mix in just five minutes," he said.

Agway, a multiservice farm cooperative, earned $10.7 million last year on sales of $1.66 billion.

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