Northeast

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 »

Gillibrand calls for $16M to combat invasive spotted lanternfly

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, is calling on Congress to deliver $16.066 million in funding to combat the spotted lanternfly, an invasive species that threatens specialty crops,... more »

Penn State virtual forum eyes ‘Importance of Tax Planning on Farm Operations’

Penn State Extension is partnering with Ag Choice Farm Credit to offer a webinar, titled “The Importance of Tax Planning on Farm Operations,” on Dec. 9, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Learn about tax strategies... more »

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 »

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Kansas peach grower puts focus on high-density output

FGN’s 60th Anniversary: Tree fruit rootstocks evolve over decades

Pear rootstocks for replant in presence of armillaria

Cover crops show effects on iron deficiency in pear

USHBC recognizes grower Tom Bodtke, other blueberry industry leaders

Technology highlights at IFTA show commercial potential

Autonomous sprayer available for orchards

Hybrid use puts Regev in ‘game-changer’ mode

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National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Through good times and bad, neighbors help each other

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