Winner of Round Two of Grow-NY food and ag business competition named

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Nov. 23 that animal science company Soos Technology of Kidron, Israel was named as the $1 million grand prize winner of Round Two of Grow-NY, a global food... more »

Virtual workshops on Integrated Weed Management to be offered

Integrated Weed Management workshops organized by Virginia Tech, University of Delaware, and University of Maryland will be held virtually via Zoom on Dec. 8 (first half of the meeting) and Dec. 15 (second half of the... more »

West Virginia farm determines optimal strawberry planting dates

Strawberries are a high demand crop for both pick-your-own and local retail markets. While this crop commands premium prices, growing strawberries in southern West Virginia has been tricky due to challenges like deer and weed... more »

Referendum vote supports renewal of NY Apple Marketing Order

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (AGM) announced Nov.18 that the state’s apple industry has voted in support of continuing the grower-funded $2 million Apple Marketing Order (AMO) program. New York apple... more »

Produce Traceability Blue Ribbon Task Force to support growth of NY farms

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball announced Nov. 13 the members of the Produce Traceability Blue Ribbon Task Force, which has met for the first time on Nov. 12. According to a news... more »

Fabled Silk Road could be the route to better apples

The Silk Road – the 4,000-mile stretch between China and western Europe where trade flourished from the second century B.C. to the 14th century A.D. – is responsible for one of our favorite and most... more »

Penn State schedules annual Winter Fruit Schools

Penn State Extension has announced the dates of the annual Winter Fruit Schools: Feb. 22 and March 1, 2021. These meetings will be online-only in a format, similar to the virtual twilight meetings held this... more »

Penn State plans Virtual Ag Issues Forum on CFAP 2

Penn State Extension is partnering with the Pennsylvania Farm Service Agency to offer a webinar, titled Financial Assistance through the USDA CFAP 2 Program, on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Learn... more »

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