Northeast

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 »

Cornell AgriTech position to be held by NY state senator

Catharine Young, a Republican New York state senator representing western New York and a staunch advocate for agriculture and economic development statewide, has been named director of the New York State Center of Excellence for Food... more »


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