A federal judge on Friday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s sweeping plan to limit pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, derailing the farm lobby’s attempt to stop one of the largest efforts to clean a waterway in the nation’s history.
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Industry leaders are talking about expanded lobster processing, better cooperation in marketing and eliminating kinks in the supply chain to restore market prices.
To read the complete Bangor Daily News article referenced in the “FISHING ECONOMICS” story in the August 30, 2013 issue of This Week in Farm Bureau click here.
Aides to House Republican leaders said Wednesday that they are still considering how to proceed with legislation establishing federal farm and food aid policy after news reports suggested that top leadership had settled on a strategy.
The current farm bill expires Sept. 30 and federal policy on food aid and farming would revert back to a 1940s-era law in January if Congress fails to act.
Representatives from the Food Bank of South Jersey and the Campbell Soup Company visited Eastern Propak fruit packing plant Tuesday to witness the sorting process of peaches to be used in Just Peachy salsa.
For 15 years, certified forester Bob Williams watched over 5,000 acres of woodlands and wetlands in Atlantic County’s Estell Manor. He thinned trees, conducted controlled burns, and planted and fenced seedlings of the increasingly threatened Atlantic white cedar.
When the Christie administration bought the land from Lenape Farms Inc. eight months ago, Williams and the landowners who hired him were lauded by state officials for encouraging forest regeneration, reducing wildfire hazards, and protecting wildlife.
Last week, the forester returned to the site to find sections of the $10,000 fencing down, deer prints in the mud, and many of the seedlings gone.
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.
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.