Northeast

Vermont produce growers awarded $60K for food safety ugrades

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) awards $60,000 to 13 Vermont produce growers making on-farm improvements that prevent or reduce produce safety risks. VAAFM’s Produce Program issued a third round of Vermont... more »

Gotham Greens building Rhode Island greenhouse

Officials joined Gotham Greens CEO Viraj Puri on the banks of Providence's Woonasquatucket River March 28 to view the construction of the company's 110,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art greenhouse farm that will create about 60 jobs. The facility... more »

Cornell releases new Galaxy Suite grape tomato varieties

New York farmers now have a new way to satisfy consumers’ hunger for something different. Phillip Griffiths, associate professor of plant breeding and genetics at Cornell AgriTech, has released a collection of organic grape tomato... more »

lef Farms introduces new crisp baby greens

On the heels of launching its Fusion blend just a few short months ago, Loudon, New Hampshire-based lef Farms (pronounced "leaf") is excited to introduce another unique leafy green to the market, called Crisp. Touted... more »

Entomology student seeks slug management strategies

One year into a long-term research project, Kirsten Brichler thinks she might be moving toward a familiar conclusion. “I need more data,” Brichler said, “but what I found last year seems to back up what... more »

Farm bill to cost NY farms $3M more in labor, study finds

New York Farm Bureau highlighted a new report March 5 that detailed the extreme costs facing the state’s family farms should the farmworker labor bill (S. 2837/A. 2750) pass this legislative session. Farm Credit East,... more »

Cornell CALS helps New York growers adapt to weather change

In the autumn of 2018, unusually heavy rainfall – almost 8 inches above the norm –  interfered with harvests. The year before, a late spring frost killed off most of the strawberry crop. And the... more »

Virginia Agritourism Conference scheduled for April 3-4

The fifth annual Virginia Agritourism Conference will enable interested agritourism entrepreneurs, economic development staff, and local government leaders to explore different facets of Virginia agritourism, a growing industry recently shown to generate more than $2.2... more »


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