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Atchison named director of New Jersey ag division of marketing, development

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today announced the appointment of Joe Atchison III, of Cherry Hill, as Director of the New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s Division of Marketing and Development. Atchison has... more »

Cold weather could leave Virginia blueberry growers in a jam

January's warm temperatures have caused the "Low Chill" early-producing blueberry varieties to start the blooming process,” says said Reza Rafie, horticulture specialist at the Virginia Cooperative Extension at Virginia State University. This is not good news for blueberry... more »

$1.3M will support protection of New York’s natural resources, help farmers

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets announced Jan. 21 the availability of $1.3 million for two programs to assist New York farmers to increase environmental protections on farms across the state. Funds... more »

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 »

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