Northeast

Empire State Producers Expo set to be virtual Jan. 12-15

Despite the pandemic, New York state fruit and vegetable growers will have access to expert educational resources spanning many different agricultural topics at the upcoming Empire State Producers Expo from Jan. 12-15. All sessions will... more »

$600K to improve food safety goes to Cornell startup

Halomine, a Cornell-based startup developing cutting-edge technologies for the sanitation of food processing equipment, has been awarded $600,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), under Phase II of... more »

New Vermont grant funds food access for Latinx farmworkers

University of Vermont Extension recently received a $62,469 grant to support food security for the Latinx migrant farmworker community in Vermont. The grant from Shaw's Nourishing Neighbors Community Relief Initiative will be used to facilitate... more »

New York panel delays reduction of 60-hour overtime threshold

The three-person New York Farm Labor Wage Board voted Dec. 31 to delay reducing the overtime threshold for farmworkers until at least November. The board had considered lowering the overtime threshold from 60 to 40... more »

Ark Foods debuts new purple bell pepper grown ‘at scale’

Brooklyn, New York-based Ark Foods says its new, purple-colored varietal will challenge what grocery shoppers think of when they hear of “bell peppers.” The new pepper variety was grown originally for Whole Foods Market Florida,... more »

Feb. 24-25 set for Harvest New England Agricultural Marketing event

The eighth biennial Harvest New England Agricultural Marketing Conference and Trade Show which draws hundreds of farmers and farm industry members to idea-laden workshops and hear motivational speakers from across the region, will be held virtually for... more »

NJ Agricultural Convention & Trade Show to be virtual Feb. 22-25

Due to COVID-19, the NJ Agricultural Convention & Trade Show will be held virtually from Feb. 22-25, 2021. Visit the Vegetable Growers Association of NJ website,  www.vganj.com, in the coming weeks for more details. The educational session... more »

‘Importance of Tax Planning on Farm Operations’ set as virtual forum

Penn State Extension is partnering with Ag Choice Farm Credit to offer a webinar, titled “The Importance of Tax Planning on Farm Operations,” on Dec. 9, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Learn about tax strategies... more »


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