Northeast

New York state takes the Big Apple Crunch Challenge

Take the Crunch Challenge this year as part of the eighth annual Big Apple Crunch, which inspires folks to buy a New York State apple during harvest to help support local agriculture and family farms. "New... more »

Penn State Extension’s Tree Fruit Production Guide wins national award

A publication created by Penn State Extension has been lauded for excellence by the American Society for Horticultural Science, a national organization dedicated to advancing all facets of horticultural research, education and application. The 2020-21... more »

168 New Jersey schools offering fresh fruit and vegetable program

As part of the New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s continuing efforts to improve nutritional opportunities for school children, New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today announced 168 New Jersey schools are participating in... more »

2021 Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable Convention to go virtual

The 2021 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention will be held virtually during the week of Feb. 8, 2021. Normally over 2,400 fruit, vegetable, and berry growers and other industry personnel from throughout the mid-Atlantic region... more »

Chemical Dynamics adds Bob Pound to handle Eastern sales and support

Long-time crop nutrient consultant Bob Pound joins Chemical Dynamics as sales representative for the Eastern region of the United States to support its line of plant micronutrients and foliar fertilizers. Pound is an agronomist and... more »

Virginia State gets $600,000 to aid socially disadvantaged, veteran farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently announced more than $53 million in grant funding across three unique agricultural programs to help U.S. farmers, ranchers and military veterans. USDA-NIFA’s... more »

Story outlines why Northeast US apples may taste different this year

Farmers are often at the mercy of the elements. Severe weather such as derechos, flooding, hurricanes and frost can destroy their crops within several hours or over the span of a season. According to a story by AccuWeather... more »

Study at Penn State to examine potential for birds to eat spotted lanternfly

Do birds find the spotted lanternfly to be a tasty treat or a nauseating nibble? That is one of the questions researchers at Penn State hope to answer, and they are seeking citizen scientists, especially... more »

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