Northeast

Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine seeks grower members

Maine's Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) recently called for nominations for two new grower seats on the Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine. A 2019 statutory change to the Commission’s makeup added the positions. With... more »

NH Agricultural Experiment Station shares updates at 2020 NH Farm and Forest Expo

Are rivers the livers of watersheds? Should farmers plant cider apples to thwart pests in orchards? Come find out from scientists with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire, who will present their... more »

Get ready for the 2020 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention

About 2,200 fruit and vegetable growers and other industry persons from throughout the mid-Atlantic region and beyond will be gathering at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pennsylvania, for the Convention which will run from Jan.... more »

NYS Berry Growers Association, Cornell Extension offer strawberry substrate workshop

Growing strawberries in substrate (soil-less media) can help prevent soil-borne diseases, increase yields, improve quality, and reduce the costs associated with pesticides, fertilizer, and water. To aid professional berry growers in learning about this valuable subject, the... more »

Judge orders temporary halt to historic New York farm labor law

A federal judge has temporarily blocked New York state from enforcing parts of a landmark farm labor law that was due to go into effect Jan. 1. According to a Jan. 2 report by Syracuse.com,... more »

2018 New York state pricing information of local berries

In 2019, Cornell Food Industry Management Program in conjunction with the NYS Berry Growers Association distributed a berry pricing survey to commercial berry growers across New York state. The survey collected 2018 price information so... more »

NYS growers to gain Cornell expertise at Empire State Producers Expo

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. 14-16. The event will feature educational sessions... more »

Grant will support expanded use of artificial intelligence for crop health

A research team developing artificial-intelligence-based solutions for diagnosing and managing threats to crop health has received a grant to expand the technology to assist more smallholder farmers around the world. CGIAR, an international agricultural research... more »


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