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With some New York dairy farmers forced to dump milk because of bottoming-out prices, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer has called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to send immediate aid directly to struggling farm operations.

ALBANY (TNS) — Consumer confidence in the economy dropped at a record rate in New York as the coronavirus pandemic roiled public sentiment in New York City and the Capital Region, the latest Siena College Research Institute survey found.

WELLSVILLE — The Hope Center, an outreach ministry of the Mission Genesee Valley coalition of churches, encourages the free viewing this weekend of “Jesus,” filmed at the Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster, Pa.

Small business owners, sole proprietors, independent contractors and the self-employed are eligible for financial assistance through the federal Paycheck Protection Program, which will extend as much as $349 billion in forgivable loans to enable some businesses to pay employees during the coronavirus crisis.

Gyms and fitness centers across the U.S. are closed amidst the coronavirus outbreak, but there are many exercises that can be done at home to help people who are sheltering and maintain their fitness goals. Some gyms are even offering free live-streaming classes.

Staying at home during the coronavirus outbreak can help you avoid contracting the potentially deadly pathogen. Arming your immune system and creating a natural shield by eating foods rich in essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants can help you fight off an infection, whether it is COVID-19 or other viruses and bacterium.

While there are some foods that are believed to boost immunity, the most important thing you can do to try and boost your immune system now (and always) is to focus on your overall health:

BERLIN (AP) — Two planes carrying Eastern European farmhands arrived Thursday in Germany as an ambitious government program to import thousands of seasonal agricultural workers got underway amid strict precautions to protect both the laborers and the country from the new coronavirus.

WUHAN, China (AP) — Released from their apartments after a 2 1/2-month quarantine, residents of the city where the coronavirus pandemic began are cautiously returning to shopping and strolling in the streets. But they say they still go out little and keep their children home while waiting fo…