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….
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A summer of intense heat and spotty rain has made things difficult for some New Jersey farmers, with corn withering in non-irrigated fields and soybeans shedding flowers under the blazing sun. Click here to read the full story from NJ.com
Inflation and supply chain issue impact ag viability. How can consumers help local farmers? Click here to read the story from NJ 101.5
Farmers are dealing with notable increases in the prices of fuel and fertilizer. Click here for the video. Click here for a transcript.
The highly contagious and deadly avian influenza (HPAI) is an immediate, high-level threat to poultry in New Jersey. To help safeguard the industry, strict standards for cleaning vehicles, containers and materials that transport poultry and related products have been enacted by the NJ Department of…
New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today marked National Agriculture Day, calling on all New Jersey residents to celebrate the important place agriculture holds in their daily lives and the economic prosperity it brings to the Garden State. Click here to read more.
SHOW YOUR FARM BUREAU PRIDE WITH THIS GEAR! Thank your favorite farmer by ordering some Farm Bureau/No Farmers-No Food gear this holiday season! Get your order in by DECEMBER 5. We’ll ship your order in mid-December. . Orders can be shipped anywhere in the nation….
The NJ Department of Agriculture is strongly urging farm employers to get their workers vaccinated against Covid-19. The NJDA has provided some guidance for farmers, to assist them in scheduling vaccinations or participating in a nearby vaccination clinic. Click here for important information from NJDA.
TIME TO TALK ABOUT DEER! On Monday, Feb 22 at 12:15pm, the NJ Assembly Agriculture Committee will receive testimony concerning deer overpopulation & suggestions for effective strategies to address the issue. Visit njleg.state.nj.us and click on the red “Live Proceedings” button to listen in. Most…
Ryck Suydam, president of the New Jersey Farm Bureau, says legislative leadership should make deer overpopulation an immediate priority. “Together, we will explore proven methods to bring the deer overpopulation in our state back into balance by enacting meaningful legislation that protects both our residents…