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.
New Jersey Farm Bureau News
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.
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.