Northeast

New class of food, ag and natural resources leaders named by LeadNY

LeadNY, Cornell’s leadership development academy, has announced its 2022-23 cohort of leaders in the food, agriculture and natural resources sectors of the Northeast. The new cohort is the largest in the 40-year history of the... more »

Reducing tillage on small farms: mulch-based systems

This past year, I attended several talks where small growers were using practices where little, or no tillage was done. This eliminated or reduced the need for power equipment. In these growing systems, permanent growing... more »

Preventing cross contamination: spring chores

Warmer than average March temperatures have started the growing season ahead of “normal.” Springtime brings a seemingly endless series of things to do in the field, plus the picking and packing of early-season high-tunnel crops.... more »

Agronomic practices, sustainability fuel Parker Farms’ 50 years

As it nears its golden anniversary, E.A. Parker & Sons LLC, which does business as Parker Farms, prepares to transition from third-generation family ownership to involvement of the younger generation. Careful crop selection, use of... more »

Pennsylvania invests in pollinator research, specialty crops

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding was joined by Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Dean Richard Roush to highlight nearly $1 million of Wolf Administration investments strengthening the competitiveness of Pennsylvania specialty crops. There, they joined... more »

New Square Roots partnership enables zero-emissions food delivery

Indoor farming leader Square Roots has partnered with URB-E, a compact container delivery network that's replacing trucks with small electric vehicles, to enable fast, local delivery of its responsibly grown greens. The fleet is utilized... more »

Pennsylvania salutes vegetable industry contributors

A number of awards and recognitions took place Feb. 1 at the Fruit and Vegetable Growers Banquet at the 2022 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pennsylvania. According to William... more »

Commercial strawberry indoor vertical farm planned by Driscoll’s, Plenty

One year after announcing their joint research and development work to grow strawberries indoors, Driscoll's and Plenty Unlimited Inc. are expanding their relationship to build a new indoor vertical farm dedicated exclusively to strawberries. After... more »

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Creating a brighter future for generations of farmers and consumers alike

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Fine-tuning your market performance

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Small-town virtues, from the ballpark to the classroom

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