The deadline for submitting comments to the FDA regarding the rule implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act is November 15. NJ Farm Bureau encourages all producers who may be impacted to submit comments.
New Jersey Farm Bureau News
Rutgers Cooperative Extension will be hosting several Food Safety Workshops over the winter, starting in December. Topics will include:
The NJFB Annual Meeting will be held Monday and Tuesday, November 18-19, 2013 at the Princeton Westin at Forestall Village.
NJFB President Ryck Suydam takes a moment to update the contact information on his 2014 membership renewal form. Ryck urges all members to do the same – especially adding or correcting email addresses, to aid in Farm Bureau communications.
Philip J. Traino, 80, a career farmer who was president of the Vegetable Growers Association of New Jersey in 1976-78, died of heart failure Tuesday, Oct. 22, at his home in Marlton.
New Jersey farmers and agricultural experts questioned representatives from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday about new regulations that will bring federal officials to their farms.
The federal regulators visited the Rutgers University EcoComplex on Florence-Columbus Road for a food safety conference.
Fred and Hoss Grasso grow a lot of fruits and veggies on their 100-acre farm in Mullica Hill, including strawberries, asparagus, cucumbers, squash and watermelon.
When the brothers heard the Urban Farm in West Deptford was for sale, they jumped at the chance to expand. What sealed the deal was that the 106-acre property is part of the state’s Farmland Preservation Program.
The program celebrated its 30th anniversary at the Urban Farm Tuesday. It limits participating land to agricultural use in exchange for development rights purchased by the state.
NJFB President Ryck Suydam wrote a letter to the editor of the Burlington County Times in response to an op-ed on the gestation crate issue.