Northeast

New York growers face influx of cheap Canadian produce; senators respond

On Feb. 6, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for investigations into unfair trade subsidies to Canadian growers, as New York state onion... more »

‘Farm Nurse’ to appear at Virginia Women in Agriculture Conference

The Women in Agriculture Conference will take place on Feb. 22 at the Russell County Government Center in Lebanon, Virginia. The conference is designed for anyone interested to come learn in an atmosphere where all... more »

Food safety workshops for two levels of experience set in Maryland

The Maryland Food Safety Network, comprised of the University of Maryland and The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA), will be hosting a series of one-day workshops geared toward produce safety this winter. Two levels of... more »

Specialty crops included in New Jersey agricultural event

The 105th New Jersey State Agricultural Convention and Trade Show will be held Feb. 4-6 at the Harrah’s Resort and Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City.  The New Jersey Department of Agriculture is hosting the... more »

BrightFarms opens largest-yet greenhouse

Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania-based BrightFarms, a supplier of locally grown salads for supermarkets, opened its largest greenhouse on Jan. 28. The new 280,000-square-foot farm in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, will deliver over 2 million pounds of fresh, local produce... more »

Genetically engineered moth could protect crops

A new study reports a successful, first-ever open-field release of a self-limiting, genetically engineered diamondback moth, stating that it paves the way for an effective and sustainable approach to pest control. The diamondback moth, also... more »

Study examines root rot in hydroponic leafy greens

The University of Connecticut Greenhouse Research & Extension team is conducting a study in root rot of hydroponically-grown leafy greens. They would like to collect plant samples with root rot from commercial operations in the... more »

Controlled Environment Agriculture Innovation Center opens Danville, Virginia

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) is partnering with the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences and the Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences... more »

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