(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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(WASHINGTON, D.C.) ― The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced the availability of $27 million in grants to fund innovative projects designed to strengthen market opportunities for local and regional food producers and businesses…

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The New Jersey Department of Agriculture will hold a public meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at the Health and Agriculture Building in Trenton to allow members of the public to…

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More than 100 New Jersey Christmas trees were delivered to New Jersey National Guardsmen and their families Wednesday as part of Christmas Trees for New Jersey Military Families, a joint initiative of the…

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the results of the 2015 Certified Organic Survey, which show that 12,818 certified organic farms in the United States sold a total of…

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(Fishers, N.Y.) – New York state’s apple harvest is now underway statewide, and consumers will soon find all their favorite varieties – new and old – at grocery stores, farm stands, greenmarkets and wherever they shop for apples.

“By the time this crop gets off the trees and to market, all New York state apple fans are going to…

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(WASHINGTON, D.C.) ― U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued the following statement today on the Farm Income and Financial Forecasts for 2015 and 2016, released by USDA’s Economic Research Service…

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(HARRISBURG, PA) – During the first two weeks of September, growers of small grains around the country will receive survey forms from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The agency is taking an in-depth look into the…

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Abraham Lincoln noted in his address on September 30, 1859, to the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society in Milwaukee, that agricultural fairs “…render more pleasant, and more strong and more durable the bond of social and political union among us.” More than 150 years later, this is…

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(CLEARWATER, FL) – Garden Centers of America’s (GCA) Best Garden Center Bathroom Awards, now in their sixth year, recognize IGC retailers whose restrooms contribute to the store’s favorable shopping experience. Independent garden centers are encouraged to submit their garden center bathrooms, including, but not limited to…

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The 2015 wholesale value of floriculture crops in the 4 program states of the Northeastern Region (MD, NJ, NY, and PA) is up 10 percent from the 2014 valuation, according to King Whetstone, Director of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Northeastern Regional Field Office. The total crop value at wholesale for the 4 program States…

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(TRENTON, N.J.) ― On Friday, April 29, at 11 a.m., the Department of Environmental Protection’s State Forestry Services will join Parsippany-Troy Hills Township and the New Jersey Community Forestry Council to plant trees in observance of Arbor Day, and to recognize…

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(TRENTON, N.J.) ― It is hard to believe that 46 years have passed since the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970. That event marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement. It also was the launch of what has to be the most successful grass-roots movement in history. Never before, and never since, has one day so…

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(TRENTON, N.J.) ― New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher joined the New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association on Wednesday, April 13 to remind residents it is time to start planning this season’s…

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HARRISBURG, PA) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct the 2016 Maple Syrup Survey for the Northeastern Region. The survey will collect information from more than 2,100…

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(HARRISBURG, PA) ― The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct its biannual Agricultural Labor Survey during the second half of April. The survey will collect information about hired labor from more than 1400 Northeastern farmers and ranchers…

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(TRENTON, N.J.) ― With overnight temperatures in many parts of the state expected to continue to be near or below freezing for the foreseeable future, the Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Agriculture will continue to allow farmers to conduct controlled open burning or use specialized torches known as smudge pots to protect flowering crops from frost damage…

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