In Memoriam: Dan Farrand

12 Feb 2024, Posted by admin in News, State News

Dan Farrand, longtime Morris County farmer nd active farm organization leader, died February 8 after a long illness. Dan was a stalwart farmer and champion of agriculture, taking over the family farm business in Long Valley from his father Harold that pre-dated the days of…

Despite challenges, state’s farms are ‘still going strong’ thanks to innovations The basics: Agriculture is New Jersey’s third-largest industry, generating approximately $1.5 billion in annual revenue. The industry is facing challenges such as a tough regulatory environment, high operating costs, competition and unpredictable weather conditions….

The NJDA has released a DEP advisory to farmers regarding the proper disposal of empty pesticide containers. This two-page document summarizes helpful tips and the rules for various situations regarding disposal and recycling. This guide explains how/where to make the disposals, including contact telephone numbers…

Equine Advisory Awards Presented

16 Jun 2023, Posted by admin in News, State News

The Equine Advisory Board and the State of NJ honored many in the equine industry as part of June being “month of the horse” Assistant Secretary of Agriculture Joe Atchison read and presented the proclamation from Governor Murphy.  He then went on to present several…

New rules governing many livestock antibiotics go into effect in June.  Producers will need a veterinary prescription to purchase most antibiotics.  Click here for more information from Michael L Westendorf PhD, Rutgers University; Jon E Higgins VMD  Acorn Farmvets LLC and Dan Wunderlich, New Jersey Department of Agriculture.