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Winter Commercial Tree Fruit School webinars offered by Penn State

The Penn State Extension Winter Commercial Tree Fruit School webinars provide an opportunity for growers to learn about the latest innovations, techniques and concerns for managing orchards in Pennsylvania. Sessions will review topics including invasive... more »

Penn State’s Grozinger awarded 2021 NAS Prize in Food & Agriculture Sciences

Pollinators, such as honeybees, sustain ecosystems by transferring pollen to flowers, which supports seed, fruit and vegetable production. Pollinator populations are declining across the globe due to multiple interacting factors, including land use and climate... more »

Maryland sets Advanced Good Agricultural Practices webinar series

The Maryland Food Safety Network, comprised of the University of Maryland, The Maryland Department of Agriculture and the Agricultural Law Education Initiative will be hosting a series of Advanced Good Agricultural Practices virtual webinars geared... more »

NYS growers to gain Cornell expertise at Virtual Empire State Producers Expo

Despite the pandemic, New York state fruit and vegetable growers will have access to expert educational resources spanning many different agricultural topics at the upcoming Empire State Producers Expo from Jan. 12-15. All sessions will... more »

Cornell startup awarded $600K to improve food safety

Halomine, a Cornell-based startup developing cutting-edge technologies for the sanitation of food processing equipment, has been awarded $600,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), under Phase II of... more »

Update: Farm Labor Wage Board delays reducing OT threshold for farmworkers

The three-person New York Farm Labor Wage Board voted Dec. 31 to delay reducing the overtime threshold for farmworkers until at least November. The board had considered lowering the overtime threshold from 60 to 40... more »

Cornell apple breeder named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

For her work in developing new varieties that foster the growth of the apple industry, the National Academy of Inventors recently awarded the distinction of NAI Fellow to Susan Brown, Herman M. Cohn Professor Agriculture... more »

Harvest New England Agricultural Marketing event set for Feb. 24-25

The eighth biennial Harvest New England Agricultural Marketing Conference and Trade Show which draws hundreds of farmers and farm industry members to idea-laden workshops and hear motivational speakers from across the region, will be held virtually for... more »


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