Northeast

USDA report reveals New Jersey third in US peach production

The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Service released its annual Non-Citrus Fruit and Nuts report June 18 and the results showed New Jersey as the No. 3 state in the U.S. in... more »

Cornell awards fund innovations in digital agriculture

Projects ranging from a soil-swimming robot that can sense conditions in the root zone in real time to computational models that can predict produce spoilage received seed funds from the Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture’s new... more »

Empire apple breeder Roger Way dies at 100

Roger Way, professor emeritus of pomology at Cornell University and a world-renowned apple breeder, died June 2 in State College, Pennsylvania. He was 100 years old. Way gained worldwide recognition for apple varieties he developed.... more »

Groups award funding for Penn State fruit research, Extension projects

New and ongoing tree-fruit research in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences received a boost with the recent awarding of funds totaling more than $261,000 by the State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania... more »

Don’t forget Tree Assistance Program to mitigate replanting costs

The Tree Assistance Program (TAP) was reauthorized under the 2018 Farm Bill. Plantings eligible for TAP include trees, bushes and vines from which an annual crop is produced for commercial purposes and fruit, nut, ornamental, and... more »

New York Apple Association earns Telly Award for TV commercial

The New York Apple Association's (NYAA) television commercial featuring New York apple growers has won a prestigious Telly Award. This premier honor recognizes video and television across all screens. The Telly Award was established in 1979 and regularly receives... more »

New Jersey stone fruit season outlook ‘peachy’

A glowing crop projection for the 2019 peach marketing season came from the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council (PPC) during a recent Demarest Farms annual ‘cookout bash for food retailers, distributors and other purveyors of... more »

New food and ag biz competition launched in upstate New York

New York State and Cornell University recently launched Grow-NY, a food innovation and agriculture technology business challenge. Grow-NY is a business competition focused on enhancing the emerging food and agriculture innovation cluster currently present in the Finger Lakes, Central New... more »


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