Advocates of buying locally grown food tout a range of benefits, from getting the freshest produce possible and supporting one’s own community to reducing vehicle emissions that contribute to pollution and climate change.
New Jersey Farm Bureau News
The New Jersey State Board of Agriculture has proposed rules that would govern what farmers can label as “Locally Grown.” New Jersey Farm Bureau President Ryck Suydam told NJ Today Managing Editor Mike Schneider that having a specific definition will help customers trust their farmers more.
Wheat futures rose in Chicago, heading for the biggest gain in three weeks, on signs that demand from importers improved after prices tumbled. Corn climbed from a 33-month low, and soybeans fell.
Shirely Kline, owner of Happy Valley Berry Farm, doesn’t create art with paint or clay — instead she uses seeds and soil.
Going down the dirt driveway at Kline’s farm, you eventually enter a cornucopia of raspberries, blackberries, tomatoes, herbs, spinach — an Edenof fresh produce. A major reason Kline’s farm has become so popular among local residents is because Kline does not use pesticides to grow her produce.
Gov. Christie should sign the Healthy Forests Act legislation on his desk (A-2837/S-1085) that would establish a forest stewardship program for responsible woodland management on state-owned forestland. NJFB President Ryck Suydam explains why in a letter to the editor.
New Jersey residents may not get a chance to vote on a referendum this November asking if the state should dedicate up to $200 million a year to preserve open space.
As House Republicans took a tentative step forward on an immigration overhaul this week and raised the possibility of citizenship for those brought to the United States illegally as young children, immigration advocates found themselves pondering a new question: Is the potential concession as far as many House Republicans are willing to go, or are they slowly inching their way toward a broader compromise?
Senator Ray Lesniak, sponsor of the vetoed bill, offered a guest editorial to the Times of Trenton, saying the Governor’s veto warrants an override.