The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will be collecting information about the honey industry. The Bee Production and Loss, Bee and Honey Inquiry, and Quarterly Colony Loss surveys will be conducted over the period of…

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New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today announced the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa has confirmed the finding of an exotic East Asian tick, also known as the longhorned tick or bush tick, on a farm in…

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a slate of Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Rural Development (RD) State Directors, all serving as appointees of President Donald J. Trump…

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Individuals receiving benefits under Puerto Rico’s Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP), who have been displaced due to the recent hurricanes, can apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in…

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Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and Rutgers Cooperative Extension proudly announce the annual Snyder Farm Open House and Great Tomato Tasting…

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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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