Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman and inspired by students from Princeton designating the endangered bog turtle as the New Jersey State Reptile was signed into law today. “I am so proud of the successful effort of students at Riverside Elementary and their teacher, Mark Eastburn, to name the bog turtle as New Jersey’s official [...]

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The USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) confirmed today that the Longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) was found at a location in northern Mercer County as well as there being new findings in…

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This year’s cold, wet, Nor’easter-riddled spring has meant New Jersey’s nurseries and garden centers have greenhouses bursting with horticultural products and landscaping contractors have crews waiting to get out and work…

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The National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) confirmed on May 11 that the Longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) was found at Rutgers University–New Brunswick’s Cook Campus farm in Middlesex County, in a patch of…

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New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher announced that local farmers are beginning to harvest Jersey Fresh romaine lettuce and that it will be in…

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Here’s a sure sign of the spring season: The more than 11 million apple trees across New York State are beginning to bloom! The New York Apple Association…

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The spotted lanternfly permitting process is new in the Pennsylvania quarantined area for business, government, and other organizations…

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Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) recognizes the accomplishments of gardeners in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware with the PHS Gardening and Greening Contest. The contest invites backyard gardeners, community gardeners, and all who are passionate about greening public spaces to enter. Participants can submit their entries starting…

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The Thruway Authority and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets encourages farmers across New York State to sign up to…

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On April 23rd confirmation was made by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) that the Longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) was found at the…

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced that it will reestablish the charter for the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC) and seeks nominations to fill all 25 positions on the FVIAC. FVIAC was…

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Nilsa Cruz-Perez and Senator Vin Gopal that would provide financial assistance to wineries and vineyards in New Jersey in order for them to…

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The New Jersey Junior Breeder’s Livestock Symposium for children and adults will be held 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at Rutgers University’s Cook Campus Round House in New Brunswick. A wide variety of valuable and interesting agricultural topics will…

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued a statement providing clarification on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) oversight of plants produced through innovative new breeding techniques which include…

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Growers intend to plant 88.0 million acres of corn for all purposes in 2018, down 2 percent from last year. If realized this will be the lowest planted acreage since…

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On National Agriculture Day, we acknowledge the tremendous work ethic, ingenuity, determination, and perseverance that define generations of American farmers. Because of their efforts, the United States produces an abundant supply of food, feed, and fuel for a growing global population. Our rich and abundant soil provides for more than just sustenance — it provides…

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New Jersey Department of Agriculture Division of Food and Nutrition Director Rose Tricario along with USDA, state, county and local officials visited Alphabets Preschool Center today to highlight its…

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New Jersey Department of Agriculture Division of Food and Nutrition Director Rose Tricario and Patricia Dombroski, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator, today commemorated Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Week with a visit to the Ocean Inc. Child Development Center in Toms River, where they…

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The total value of fish sales received by trout growers in Pennsylvania totaled 6.28 million dollars for 2017, an increase of 6 percent from 2016. Pennsylvania accounted for 6 percent of the total value of fish sold in the United States, ranking Pennsylvania third nationally behind…

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Jeff Van Drew and Senator Vin Gopal that would provide financial assistance to wineries and vineyards in New Jersey was…

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