Northeast

Food, agriculture information presented at Grow-NY Food and Ag Summit

Biodegradable plastics, drone-powered pollination and revolutionary indoor farming techniques are just a few of the innovations that will be on display at the Grow-NY Food and Ag Summit, Nov. 12-13 at the Rochester Riverside Convention... more »

New executive director for Red Tomato is Angel Mendez

Longtime food systems innovator Angel Mendez is the new executive director for Red Tomato, a Massachusetts-based non-profit that works with fruit and vegetable growers across the Northeast.  Mendez, the first person of color to lead... more »

Shenandoah Growers opens next generation USDA certified indoor BioFarms

Rockingham, Virginia-based Shenandoah Growers, Inc., the US leader in indoor USDA certified organic agriculture, has begun harvests at its next generation BioFarm facilities in Rockingham and Elkwood, Virginia. The company will now grow, pack and ship... more »

Study to look at Lake Champlain Basin water conservation efforts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is launching a multi-year study to assess the impact of voluntary conservation practices on water quality in two Lake Champlain Basin watersheds. These studies – established with other state... more »

Vermont specialty crop producers granted $305,929 for eight projects

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) announces grants totaling $305,929 for eight projects to benefit Vermont fruit, vegetable and value-added producers and increase consumer access to locally produced food. These grants, funded through the USDA... more »

University of Maine unit dedicates newly completed Zillman Family Greenhouse

As part of its Homecoming celebrations, the University of Maine at Presque Isle marked the completion of its state-of-the-art, four-season Zillman Family Greenhouse with an official opening and dedication ceremony on Friday, Sept. 27. Work... more »

Square Roots, food service provider take container-farmed greens commercial

Container-farmed greens took one small step closer to humankind on Monday, Sept. 30, as a large West Michigan, foodservice distributor and a Brooklyn, New York-based urban ag startup announced a partnership.  Square Roots showed off... more »

Senator asks USDA to check prices received by farmers

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, called Sept. 24 on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to investigate if fruit and vegetable farmers in New York and across the... more »


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