Northeast

New Jersey Division of Ag and Natural Resources names Minch director

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher announced Dec. 23 the appointment of Frank Minch, of Raritan Township, as director of the New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s Division of Agricultural and Natural Resources. Minch has... more »

Delaware Valley University receives organic farming grant

Delaware Valley University (DelVal) has received a grant from the William Hearst Foundation. The grant will benefit students in DelVal’s Organic Farming Program. The William Randolph Hearst Foundation is a national philanthropic resource for organizations... more »

New Jersey assistant secretary of agriculture is Joe Atchison III

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher announced Dec. 14 the appointment of Joe Atchison III of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, as the Assistant Secretary of Agriculture. Atchison has been the director of the Division... more »

Access to healthy foods, farmers’ support part of NYS Food Hub

New York state announced Dec. 10 the "topping off" ceremony of the New York State Regional Food Hub in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the Bronx, where the final beam of the 60,000-square-foot, $40 million... more »

Maine Agricultural Trades Show goes virtual for 2022

The Maine Department of Agriculture Conservation and Forestry (DACF) knows the Agricultural Trades Show (ATS) is an annual chance to catch up and connect. After listening to concerns raised by our industry's stakeholders and carefully... more »

Seedway adds Straw as sales rep for Northern Vegetable Seed Division

Seedway LLC has announced that John Straw has accepted the position of sales representative for the Northern Vegetable Seed Division. His responsibilities will include seed sales and service to commercial growers throughout the Virginia, Delaware... more »

Moonshadow tomato packs flavorful punch, offers better shelf stability

A new high-flavor, shelf-stable grape tomato is the latest variety released from Cornell University aimed at small farmers, organic growers and home gardeners. Moonshadow, a deeply pigmented purplish-red, oblong tomato, was bred using traditional crossing methods... more »

Improved housing conditions for farmworkers is aim of NY funding

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Nov. 17 a new $25 million package in grants and loans to improve housing conditions for farmworkers and to protect the health and safety of this critical workforce. The... more »

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