The New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s (NJDA) Division of Marketing and Development works with seven different commodity promotion councils on projects aimed at enhancing commodity-specific marketing and research opportunities. This partnership is in place for the following promotional councils: wine, apples, poultry, dairy, sweet potatoes, white potatoes and blueberries.
New Jersey Farm Bureau News
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our good friend Dave Klemm, a former director from Sussex County and current member of the State Board of Agriculture. Dave was a sincere advocate for agriculture and a great friend to many. He will be missed tremendously.
Visitation to be held on
Friday, Apr. 11, 2014, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
at Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street Newton, NJ 07860
Memorial Service to be held on
Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014, 11:30 am
at Redeemer Lutheran Church
37 Newton Sparta Road Andover Township, NJ US 07860
Congratulations! We finally made it! Here we are on the first day of spring. Not that this means you can go outside and plant everything you want, or that Ol’ Man Winter won’t revisit our neighborhoods. But at least there’s the sense that the end of winter is marked on our calendar!
And of course everyone knows that the first holiday of the spring season is National Ag Day, celebrated on Tuesday, March 25. What’s that? You say you’ve never heard of National Ag Day? Well, we’re about to change all that.
On February 26, 2014, Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) released his proposal for tax reform. The draft lowers tax rates for individuals and businesses and broadens the tax base by eliminating over 220 tax credits, deductions and exclusions.
Farmers call them “flying rats” or “deer with wings.”
They gather by the tens of thousands every year about this time to graze on sprouting winter wheat, rye, alfalfa, and barley.
They’re voracious, persistent, and dirty, leaving behind a trail of droppings.
Mitchell Jones grew up knowing he wanted to be a farmer.
“I started in high school as an after-school activity,” Jones said. “I helped work on my neighbor’s farm.”
With his father working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and a grandfather in farming, it was inevitable that Jones would end up in the fields.
WASHINGTON (AP) – American agriculture has experienced a boom, with market values of crops, livestock and total agricultural products reaching record highs even as the amount of U.S. farmland declined, according to a new government survey.
Up before the sun, out in the fields all day and sometimes well into the night, tractor headlights illuminating rows of grain. West Windsor farmer Steve Jany has been doing that for 50 years.
But as if farming 1,800 acres at Rustin Farms wasn’t enough to keep him busy, Jany also devotes a significant amount of time and energy to the agriculture community, serving on a variety of boards and committees at the local and state levels.