New Jersey Farm Bureau News
That includes a new apparel design featuring the New Jersey Farm Bureau 100 Years Strong! logo.
Show your Farm Bureau pride! Wear these slogans proudly and choose from a variety of t-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, hoodies and hats.
The store will be open through December 2. There’s a $10 shipping fee for each order, whether it’s one or 50 pieces, so 4H Clubs or FFA chapters can save on shipping by ordering in bulk to one location. Utilize the shipping button at the bottom of the page. Orders will not be processed without paying the shipping fee.
NJ Farm Bureau is excited to announce that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has accepted our invitation and will be attending our 100th Annual Banquet on Monday, November 12! AFBF President Zippy Duvall will also be joining us.
This is shaping up to be a great centennial celebration, and all members are welcome! Call the Farmhouse (609-393-7163) to reserve your banquet tickets today!
New Jersey Market Facilitation Program Meetings – Aid to assist farmers from economic effect of retaliatory tariffs04 Sep 2018, Posted by admin in Economics and Prices, Meetings and Events
On August 27th the Farm Service Agency announced details of the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) to assist farmers with the economic effects of retaliatory tariffs on their bottom line. The New Jersey Farm Service Agency will be holding informational meetings throughout New Jersey to educate farmers about MFP and to allow them to sign up for the program. For more information on MFP, including eligible crops and initial payment rates click here or see the MFP Fact Sheet by clicking here.
Please note: Beginning September 4th of this year, MFP applications will be available online at www.farmers.gov/mfp. Producers will also be able to submit their MFP applications in person, by email, fax, or by mail.
FSA will be taking applications at each meeting and you may apply at the event even if you are not serviced out of that office. We recommend, but do not require, that you bring with you verifiable or reliable production evidence for eligible crops for which harvest has been completed (i.e. wheat)
North Jersey: Wednesday, September 12th at 9:00 AM
- Frenchtown Service Center – 687 Pittstown Rd, Frenchtown, NJ 08825
- 908-782-4614 ext 2
Central Jersey: Thursday September 13th at 7:30 PM
- Freehold Service Center – 4000 Kozloski Rd, Freehold, NJ 07728
- 732-462-0075 ext 2
South Jersey: Tuesday, September 18th at 9:00 AM
- Woodstown Service Center – 51 Cheney Rd, Woodstown, NJ 08098
- 856-769-1126 ext 2
For information contact your local office if you have any questions.
Farming makes New Jersey a better place in many ways. One is obvious during this early part of the harvest season, when residents can indulge in fresh and locally grown blueberries, peaches and soon tomatoes. Those are highlights on many people’s annual food calendars.
Add many vegetables and the apples and cranberries to come and there’s enough good food grown to make farming the third-largest industry in the state, with much of it here in South Jersey.
Farms counterbalance the spreading urban landscape and give the state a pleasant mixed character. Even though people live in the fourth smallest and most densely populated state, they are never far from counties with a rural flavor.
Farmers face huge challenges from nature, and they accept that. Weather can freeze a crop in the bud, parch it in a drought or drown it with too much rain.
But farmers in New Jersey, the most densely populated state in the nation, say the biggest problem they face is interference from nonfarmers. They voted it their No. 1 issue at the 2017 New Jersey Farm Bureau annual meeting.
BRIDGETON — Two new greenhouses at the nonprofit Mill Creek Urban Farm will soon be filled with towering tomato and cucumber plants, grown hydroponically to provide year-round produce to food pantries, senior centers, restaurants and schools.
Built with a $250,000 grant from the TD Charitable Foundation, they officially opened last week. The farm is on the 5-acre site of a former public housing project on Ronald Bowman Way, which used to be called Mill Street.