Northeast

New Jersey Department of Agriculture highlights cranberries

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher along with state officials and staff today visited Cutts Brothers Cranberry Farm in Bass River in Burlington County to highlight cranberry season. New Jersey is annually among... more »

New York-grown apples handpicked for TCS New York City Marathon

The TCS New York City Marathon will again partner with New York Apple Association (NYAA) as this year’s official sponsor to provide New York state-grown apples at the finish line, at several related events, and... more »

$1.92M in farm stress assistance grants go to WSU, others

Washington State University is one of four recipients of new federal funding that supports agricultural stress assistance. The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Oct. 22 rolled out... more »

New York farmers rely on crop insurance to manage risk

Apple farmer and agri-tourism business owner Matthew Critz got up on New Year’s morning last year to a beautiful winter day in central New York. Not a cloud in the sky. Wall-to-wall sunshine. “I look outside... more »

Grow-NY Summit to feature food, ag innovations

Biodegradable plastics, drone-powered pollination and revolutionary indoor farming techniques are just a few of the innovations that will be on display at the Grow-NY Food and Ag Summit, Nov. 12-13 at the Rochester Riverside Convention... more »

Red Tomato names Angel Mendez new executive director

Longtime food systems innovator Angel Mendez is the new executive director for Red Tomato, a Massachusetts-based non-profit that works with fruit and vegetable growers across the Northeast.  Mendez, the first person of color to lead... more »

Virginia First Lady Northam, Ag Secretary Ring celebrate Virginia’s apple harvest

Virginia First Lady Pamela Northam and Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Bettina Ring visited Marker-Miller Orchards Farm Market and Bakery and Glaize Apples in Winchester on Sept. 26 to celebrate National Apple Month and... more »

USDA plans water quality study in Vermont’s Lake Champlain Basin

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is launching a multi-year study to assess the impact of voluntary conservation practices on water quality in two Lake Champlain Basin watersheds. These studies – established with other state... more »


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