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New Jersey Farm Bureau News

WE’VE GOT A LOT TO CELEBRATE! 

That includes a new apparel design featuring the New Jersey Farm Bureau 100 Years Strong! logo.

Wear these slogans proudly and choose from a variety of t-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, hoodies and hats.

​The store will be open through Sunday, April 22. 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.

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

As the September deadline for the renewal of the Federal Farm Bill draws nearer, farmers at the local and commercial levels are speaking out against what they call burdensome regulations and looking to the future of the nation’s oldest industry.

On Friday, U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-5th Dist., and Assemblyman Parker Space, R-24th Dist., stepped across the political aisle to attend a roundtable discussion for growers, producers and purveyors of agro-tourism ventures from around the area.

 

Click here for the full story from the NJ Herald.

TRENTON (March 1, 2018) — The Young Farmers and Ranchers committee of the New Jersey Farm Bureau held their first meeting of the new year at “The Farmhouse” — offices of the New Jersey Farm Bureau — on West State Street, directly across the street from the New Jersey State House.

After brief remarks from Farm Bureau President Ryck Suydam, the gathering of about 20 young farmers between 18 and 35 years old was treated to anecdotes and jokes from Al Murray, who helped usher the “Jersey Fresh” marketing campaign to national prominence under former Ag Secretary Arthur Brown.

Murray now is the director of the New Jersey Agricultural Society.

Click here for to read the complete story from American Farm Publications.

TRENTON — A healthy dose of skepticism was evident Tuesday at the Trenton War Memorial at a standing-room-only educational seminar for local and state officials on marijuana legalization.

There was nearly as much concern as enthusiasm about the prospect of allowing adults to use marijuana for recreational purposes, not just medical ones.

Click here to read the rest of the story from NJ 101.5

Foes of legal pot offer a compromise

20 Feb 2018, Posted by admin in News, State News

Frustrated by the focus on legalizing recreational marijuana in New Jersey, a bipartisan group of state lawmakers have introduced a bill that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of pot by treating it like a traffic offense in the state.

The bill, introduced Thursday, would allow a person caught with less than 10 grams of cannabis to face a fine of $100 the first time, $200 for the second offense and $500 for future violations. Offenders now are subject to six months in jail, a $500 fine, or both.

Click here to read the rest of this story from the Star Ledger.

The New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife will host a symposium on ‘Managing Deer in Suburban and Agricultural Landscapes’ March 19 at the Rutgers EcoComplex.

The workshop is FREE, but does require participants to be pre-registered.  Spots are first come – first served.

Click here for all of the details, and to see how to register.