The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) wants to remind the public that August is Tree Check Month. This is the best time to spot the round, drill-like holes made by the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB); a highly destructive invasive pest that destroys trees…

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During the next several weeks, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct the New York Onion and Strawberry Grower Inquiry, and the New Jersey Asparagus Grower Inquiry. The agency will

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(HARRISBURG, PA) ― The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture announced on June 30, 2017, that nine municipalities in southeastern Pennsylvania have been added to the list of areas quarantined due to the invasive Spotted Lanternfly…

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Agriculture Secretary Douglas H. Fisher on June 27, 2017, announced that Upper Pittsgrove is the first municipality in New Jersey to reach 10,000 acres of farmland preserved under…

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The 2016 Vermont maple syrup value of production totaled $59.7 million, up 28 percent from the previous season and a new record high, according to…

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New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher and New Jersey Equestrian of the Year Jamie Leuenberger kicked off the Month of the Horse on June 1, 2017, with a visit to Concord Stud Farm where they…

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(GLASSBORO, NJ) ― Other than a mild February which forced apricots and some plum varieties to bloom early, most New Jersey peaches experienced a cool and relatively normal winter…

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(MULLICA HILL, NJ) ― New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher kicked off the Jersey Fresh season on May 4, 2017, by harvesting asparagus at Grasso Girls Farm Market in Mullica Hill to highlight that locally grown produce and other farm products are now abundantly available in…

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Starting May 22, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will contact farmers and ranchers across the nation to…

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(WASHINGTON, D.C.) ― Sonny Perdue was sworn in as the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture by fellow Georgian and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Clarence Thomas in a brief ceremony today at the Supreme Court building. The U.S. Senate confirmed Secretary Perdue by a vote of 87-to-11 on Monday evening. After Secretary Perdue took the oath of office, he…

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(TRENTON, NJ) ― Deputy Commissioner David Glass and a host of DEP employees helped ready two gardens in the City of Elizabeth, Union County, for the spring planting season as part of a volunteer effort on April 17 in partnership with…

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(TRENTON, NJ) ― The New Jersey Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for 2018 United States Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grants…

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(HARRISBURG, PA) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct its end of season surveys for 2016 Fruit & Berry production during April 2017. The survey will…

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(WASHINGTON, D.C.) ― The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will hold a public meeting in Denver, Colo., April 19-21, 2017…

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(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Last week, temperatures dipped to record lows and now South Carolina peach farmers face the worst crop damage they have seen in ten years. Strawberries and blueberries were…

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The U. S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is accepting applications from farmers, growers, and other producers for its 2017 farmers market season opening on Friday, May 5, 2017. The USDA Farmers Market is located in the…

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(TRENTON) – New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today reminded New Jersey taxpayers about an opportunity to support Farm to School activities in the Garden State through the “Farm to School and School Garden Fund.” This “check-off” can be found on

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The 102nd New Jersey State Agricultural Convention and Trade Show will be held February 7-9 at the Harrah’s Resort and Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City. The New Jersey Department of Agriculture is hosting the convention in cooperation with the Vegetable Growers Association of New Jersey and Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station…

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More than 400 school food service professionals and business administrators from around New Jersey previewed the newest healthy school lunch and breakfast offerings available from food manufacturers for the 2017-2018 school year at…

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced seven retail firms selected to take part in a pilot designed to enable Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to purchase their groceries online. The two-year pilot is slated to begin…

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