Northeast

Maryland expands spotted lanternfly quarantine zone

 The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) expanded  Jan. 20 its spotted lanternfly quarantine to include the following counties: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery and Washington, as well as Baltimore City. This... more »

2022 Pennsylvania Grape and Wine Industry Winter Conference set

The 2022 Pennsylvania Grape and Wine Industry Winter Conference will be presented by the Pennsylvania Wine Marketing and Research Program Board, in partnership with Penn State University Extension. Held on March 2-3 at the Penn... more »

Virtual format planned for New England winter meeting

The New England Vegetable & Berry Growers Association (NEV&BGA) Winter Meeting scheduled for Feb. 7 has moved online. The event will be held from 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m. There is a $20 registration fee, which is waived... more »

Minch new director of New Jersey Division of Ag and Natural Resources

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 »

Cornell AgriTech online course makes hard cider easier

When the pandemic shut down in-person learning in 2020, Cornell AgriTech took those lemons and turned them into hard apple cider. AgriTech began offering a cider-making course at its Geneva, New York, campus in 2009... more »

CiderCon 2022 to be held in Virginia from Feb. 1-4, 2022

The American Cider Association is pleased to announced that CiderCon 2022 will take place in Richmond, Virginia from Feb. 1-4, 2022. With tours, tastings, educational workshops, demos and more, CiderCon’s return to an in-person event... more »

Joe Atchison III named New Jersey assistant secretary of agriculture

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 »

NYS Food Hub will improve access to healthy foods, support farmers

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 »

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