Northeast

Leach named spotted lanternfly Extension associate at Penn State

Heather Leach has joined Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences as a spotted lanternfly Extension associate. According to a news release, in this newly created position, Leach is responsible for coordinating... more »

Virginia Extension helps get food from the field to the table during COVID-19

Virginia Cooperative Extension agents have long supported the agriculture community by helping producers address whatever issues arise. Now, Extension is continuing that history of helping by creating innovative solutions and digital tools designed to help farmers... more »

Virginia Extension helps farmers by providing mental health resources

Jeremy Daubert, Virginia Cooperative Extension agent in Rockingham County, was giving a workshop to producers on how to deal with the stressors of farm life. The challenges were many – from dropping prices and decreased... more »

Harvard Press: Essential Jamaican workers keep local orchards humming

Every spring, both Carlson and Westward orchards welcome several Jamaican farm workers to town who provide invaluable help during the busy seasons in the orchards. Throughout the spring, summer, and fall months, they work hard... more »

New Extension educator on board in Adams County, Pennsylvania

There is a new Extension educator in Adams County, Pennsylvania. Jay Eury is a marketing and market development educator based in Adams County. Raised on the other side of South Mountain, Eury spent the last... more »

Preventing apple fruit rots; pruning blossom-basted stone fruit trees

The rainfall in Pennsylvania due to summer thunderstorms has been feast or famine, depending on where you are located. The hot, dry weather has decreased disease pressure; however, we are not out of the woods.... more »

Farm succession planning webinars from the University of Maryland

The University of Maryland is hosting a series of webinars on the topic of farm succession planning titled “Investing in Your Farm’s Future." The series consists of four consecutive free webinars offered Thursday evenings, from... more »

Penn State: Honeycrisp and Gala reminders for August 2020

August is the month we begin to prepare for the apple harvest. While there are many good early maturing cultivars grown in the Mid-Atlantic region undoubtedly, the largest volume of fruit starts with Honeycrisp. We... more »

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Sustainability takes many forms

Boyer Orchards goes from side business to award winner in three generations

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Growers quickly see benefits of drip irrigation

Riverdance Farms finds success with farm-visiting crowd

Errotabere Ranches leads on Western challenges

New Minnesota apple triumps over scab disease

Researchers ponder presence of cranberry false blossom

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National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Wage increases naturally lead to job loss – ag included

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