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New Jersey Farm Bureau News

If you want the inside scoop when it comes to policies and perspectives that will affect your farm or agribusiness in 2021, don’t miss the 102nd consecutive American Farm Bureau Convention. This is your opportunity to help set the agenda for the leading voice of agriculture in Washington, DC, and so much more. Participate in educational workshops to advance your leadership skills, expand your business acumen, and gain deep insight into the trends and realities impacting food production. Witness cutting edge innovation in agriculture, hear from powerful speakers, and explore the virtual trade show to build a stronger network, shop featured products, and idea-share with other state and county Farm Bureaus.

Don’t miss the chance to look beyond the horizon at the future of agriculture, sharpen your skills and help set the agenda in Washington.

Click here to register!

Be advised the NJ DEP has announced that pesticide licenses will be delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. This notification was sent to all email addresses associated with a pesticide license.

While printing and mailing of licenses is delayed, if you have paid for your renewal, until such time that your paper license is received, you may access and print the status of your payment and license. This printed information will be honored by enforcement inspectors.

For your information a copy of the notification can be found by clicking here.

SHOW YOUR FARM BUREAU PRIDE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

Let’s THANK A FARMER during the holiday season. Get your order in by DECEMBER 3 in order to ship for the holidays. We’ll keep the store open until the end of the year.

​Orders can be shipped anywhere in the nation. Be sure to include the $10 shipping fee with the order. Utilize the shipping button at the bottom of the page.  

Orders will not be processed without paying the shipping fee.

Organizations are encouraged to order in bulk to save on shipping.

​Questions? E-mail Debbie J. Pribell, Membership Coordinator, at debbiep@njfb.org

Click here to visit the store, and browse all of the available items.

In an October 12 article for NJ.com, wildlife experts explain that deer are more likely to collide with your car now than any other time of the year.

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The top 6 NJ counties for deer-vehicle collisions from October-December 2018 were: Monmouth, Burlington, Somerset, Middlesex, Ocean and Morris.

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Click here for the complete story.

Anthony Russo, President and CEO, CIANJ says “for our state’s farmers, including many struggling small business owners and their hard-working employees, deer are a constant menace. Deer-related losses to high-value crops in New Jersey exceed $15 million per year. According to state wildlife experts, deer populations in some areas of New Jersey are perhaps 10 or 20 times as large as they should be” in a recent letter to the editor.

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Click here to read the full letter in insidernj.com

Gene Huntington, an ecological land planner and the founder of Steward Green writes the the ongoing emergency of deer over-population will not improve without intervention that includes a science-based approach to ensure success.

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“The severely out-of-balance deer population leads to millions of dollars in economic loss from crop/landscape damage, automobile collisions, and disease in both animals and humans. Deer are rapidly depleting habitats that threaten New Jersey’s forest lands and other native wildlife. Ground nesting birds, such as ovenbirds and grouse, have much reduced habitat in some areas because the overabundant deer population have eaten it.”

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Click here to read the full piece, published in Northersey.com

 

Both houses of the NJ State Legislature passed legislation that would ban plastic and paper grocery bags and polystyrene “clamshell” style food containers. The bill would also make plastic straws available in restaurants by request only. If signed by the Governor, the provisions would take effect 18 months after enactment.

Click here for more information on the bill.