Northeast

Top winner, others named in Grow-NY food and ag business event

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Nov. 23 that animal science company Soos Technology of Kidron, Israel was named as the $1 million grand prize winner of Round Two of Grow-NY, a global food... more »

Integrated Weed Management workshops to be held virtually in December

Integrated Weed Management workshops organized by Virginia Tech, University of Delaware, and University of Maryland will be held virtually via Zoom on Dec. 8 (first half of the meeting) and Dec. 15 (second half of the... more »

Grant helps West Virginia farm test strawberry planting dates

Strawberries are a high demand crop for both pick-your-own and local retail markets. While this crop commands premium prices, growing strawberries in southern West Virginia has been tricky due to challenges like deer and weed... more »

2021 NJ Agricultural Convention & Trade Show to go virtual

The 2021 Vegetable Growers Association of NJ will hold its annual Educational Sessions, formerly the NJ Agricultural Convention & Trade Show, virtually Feb. 22-25, 2021.  "Normally we would be gathering at Harrah’s Convention Center in Atlantic... more »

Virtual Ag Issues Forum on CFAP 2 set by Penn State

Penn State Extension is partnering with the Pennsylvania Farm Service Agency to offer a webinar, titled Financial Assistance through the USDA CFAP 2 Program, on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Learn... more »

Food and ag innovation to be featured at Virtual Grow-NY Summit

Smart drones that distribute beneficial insects on crops, packaging materials to extend the shelf life of bread, and technology to transform food waste into nutrients for hydroponic farming – these are a few of the... more »

Nine NY projects funded by $1.2M in Specialty Crop Block Grants

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball announced Oct. 29 that more than $1.2 million in funding will support nine advanced research, education, and marketing projects to help specialty crop farms across New York... more »

Cornell seeks ways to minimize COVID-19 cases in food plants

The COVID-19 pandemic has threatened the nation’s food supply, in part due to food industry workers falling ill, which reduces the workforce and can lead to temporary facility shut-downs. A Cornell-led project will use computer... more »


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