Northeast

Cornell/USDA rootstock program reimagines how apples are grown

Bite into an apple, and you’re tasting the fruit of scientific progress with deep roots. Apple-growing operations over the past half-century have undergone a stark transformation. Large, stately trees have given way to diminutive ones... more »

New Jersey peach council elects new directors

New Jersey Peach Promotion Council welcomes three new board members, Erica Shiles, Bonnie Lundblad and Matt Duffield. Shiles is a fourth-generation family farmer on F & R Grasso, in... more »

Harper named interim director of Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center

Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has named Jayson Harper, professor of agricultural economics, as interim director of the Fruit Research and Extension Center, effective March 1. In addition to conducting his ongoing extension and research... more »

Study: Farm bill to cost NY farmers $300M more in labor costs

New York Farm Bureau highlighted a new report March 5 that detailed the extreme costs facing the state’s family farms should the farmworker labor bill (S. 2837/A. 2750) pass this legislative session. Farm Credit East,... more »

Pennsylvania growers struggle with spotted lanternfly

The Mid-Atlantic and Midwest are better known for apple production than wine, but it is winegrape growers who perhaps have the most to lose from the latest pest threatening that region. Spotted lanternfly (SLF) is... more »

Weathering change: Cornell CALS helps New York growers adapt

In the autumn of 2018, unusually heavy rainfall – almost 8 inches above the norm –  interfered with harvests. The year before, a late spring frost killed off most of the strawberry crop. And the... more »

Cornell, Extension help NYS vintners test their metal

Whether enjoying a hike, a ballgame, a round of golf or a day by the pool, consumers are increasingly turning to aluminum cans as a way to enjoy wine in places that prohibit glass bottles.... more »

Conference explores ‘Agritourism in Virginia’s New Economy’

The fifth annual Virginia Agritourism Conference will enable interested agritourism entrepreneurs, economic development staff, and local government leaders to explore different facets of Virginia agritourism, a growing industry recently shown to generate more than $2.2... more »


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