Northeast

$1.92M in farm stress assistance grants go to WSU, others

Washington State University is one of four recipients of new federal funding that supports agricultural stress assistance. The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Oct. 22 rolled out... more »

New York farmers rely on crop insurance to manage risk

Apple farmer and agri-tourism business owner Matthew Critz got up on New Year’s morning last year to a beautiful winter day in central New York. Not a cloud in the sky. Wall-to-wall sunshine. “I look outside... more »

Grow-NY Summit to feature food, ag innovations

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 »

Red Tomato names Angel Mendez new executive director

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 »

Virginia First Lady Northam, Ag Secretary Ring celebrate Virginia’s apple harvest

Virginia First Lady Pamela Northam and Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Bettina Ring visited Marker-Miller Orchards Farm Market and Bakery and Glaize Apples in Winchester on Sept. 26 to celebrate National Apple Month and... more »

USDA plans water quality study in Vermont’s Lake Champlain Basin

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 »

Penn State offers online course on orchard cultivars, rootstocks, systems

Penn State Extension is offering a new online course, Orchard Management: Cultivars, Rootstocks and Training Systems, for beginning commercial tree fruit growers. This self-paced course is recommended for new producers, orchard managers and young growers... more »

Over $305,929 in grants to benefit Vermont specialty crop producers

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 »


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