Northeast

Team Watermelon rehydrates Marines at DC marathon

The National Watermelon Promotion Board (NWPB) distributed watermelon to Marines at the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) in Washington, D.C. At the Oct. 30 event, the NWPB distributed 28,000 samples of watermelon to runners, friends, family... more »

Grow-NY Food and Ag Summit to reward innovation

Grow-NY, one of the largest global food and agriculture business competitions, will spotlight food innovation at its Nov. 15-16 Food & Ag Summit in Syracuse, New York, and virtually. Designed for startups, companies, investors, resource... more »

Penn State to offer growers help with H-2A changes

With significant program regulations changes coming in 2023 for users of H-2A labor, Penn State Extension is planning a webinar to inform growers of the changes. Through a Dec. 13 Zoom webinar, Penn State labor... more »

Recipients of 2022 Farm Credit MarketMaker Innovation Awards announced

Champaign, Illinois — The 2022 Farm Credit MarketMaker Innovation award winners were recognized at the National Agricultural Marketing Summit in Pensacola, Florida on October 24, 2022. Awarded for the 12th consecutive year, the Innovation Award... more »

Mid-Atlantic convention features Growing Farmers leader

A grower entrepreneur will be the keynote speaker for the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention. The show has also released information on its grower-oriented educational sessions. Michael Kilpatrick, who runs the online farmer education... more »

PA vegetable growers group extends executive director search

The Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association (PVGA) is continuing to look for a successor to its longtime executive director, William Troxell. Though the PVGA’s search committee has interviewed a number of candidates, the executive committee voted... more »

Look to California for day neutral strawberries for repeat blooming in East

There is significant interest in the use of repeat blooming strawberries for extended production. These “day neutral” varieties can provide good spring production with continued production into the summer and fall, depending on the planting... more »

Funding available to New Jersey counties for spotted lanternfly treatment

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has announced that reimbursement funding is available for all New Jersey counties for treatment of the spotted lanternfly. The funding amount can be as much as $15,000 and possibly... more »

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