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#thankyouNJfarmers photo contest highlights New Jersey farms

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher announced June 9 the #thankyouNJfarmers social media photo contest that will begin on Wednesday, June 10. Each week, there will be two selected winners who will each... more »

Field Fresh Farms expands distribution in response to market changes 

Watsonville, California-based Field Fresh Farms, a grower/shipper of conventional and organic produce, has responded to market changes and consumer demand created in part by the COVID-19 pandemic, by building upon existing relationships and expanding its... more »

Participants sought for Cornell indoor farm survey

A Cornell University team is leading a new project  to investigate how controlled environment agriculture compares to conventional field agriculture in terms of energy, carbon and water footprints, profitability, workforce development and scalability. Strategic FEW... more »

Farm market food safety, strawberry mold targets of VSU grant awards

Researchers at Virginia State University’s Agricultural Research Station (VSU-ARS) were recently awarded $1.4 million in capacity building grants (CBG) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Chyer Kim, Food Scientist at VSU-ARS, was awarded $499,644... more »

MDARD offers modified program for registering pesticide applicators

Due to the suspension of in-person certification exams as part of the state’s COVID-19 response, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is implementing a temporary program to streamline the process to become... more »

Millions of pounds of produce donated by Florida farmers during harvest

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, Florida farmers had begun harvesting what promised to be a bumper crop. The food service industry swiftly shut down, and the fresh fruit and vegetables typically grown for cruise ships,... more »

Urban farms taking off in New Jersey

When you think of farming in New Jersey, what comes to mind? Maybe huge rolling fields planted in rows of crops, or cows grazing in a pasture with a picturesque red barn? New Jersey has... more »

Oilfield water can safely be reused for irrigation in California, study finds

A new study by researchers at Duke University and RTI International finds that reusing oilfield water that’s been mixed with surface water to irrigate farms in the Cawelo Water District of California’s Kern County does... more »

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