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New Jersey ag division names Atchison to lead marketing, development efforts

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher on Jan. 22 announced the appointment of Joe Atchison III, of Cherry Hill, as director of the New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s Division of Marketing and Development.... more »

New officers elected by Michigan Commission of Agriculture

During its regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 22, the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development elected its new officers for 2020 and welcomed new Commissioner Tim Boring. Brian Pridgeon of Montgomery was elected chair... more »

Hemp a topic at Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo

Hemp production, a hot topic in Indiana agriculture, will be covered from multiple angles at the upcoming Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo on Feb. 11-13 in Indianapolis. Bryan Parr of Legacy Hemp will focus on the production... more »

Michigan creates Food and Agriculture Housing Task Force

Michigan’s food and agriculture workforce traditionally consisted of the self-employed and family members, but the trend has been showing a sharp increase in the need to hire additional labor within the food and agriculture communities.... more »

Education, resources for small farms set for Michigan Family Farms Conference

Winter brings many opportunities for Michigan farmers to engage in conferences across the state that support their continuing education and brings them together around a common interest and fellowship. One such conference is the Michigan Family... more »

Programs to assist New York farmers to increase environmental protections

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets announced Jan. 21 the availability of $1.3 million for two programs to assist New York farmers to increase environmental protections on farms across the state. Funds... more »

Rutgers research reveals information gaps on LED lighting for indoor crops

While LED lighting can enhance plant growth in greenhouses, standards are needed to determine the optimal intensity and colors of light, according to Rutgers research that could help improve the energy efficiency of horticultural lighting... more »

Michigan growers receive support from congressman seeking ag hearing

Blueberry, cherry and asparagus growers being significantly impacted by “questionable trade practices” are gaining support from Congressman Bill Huizenga, R-Michigan, who wants a field hearing to be held in west Michigan by the U.S. Department... more »

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