Inflation and supply chain issue impact ag viability. How can consumers help local farmers?
New Jersey Farm Bureau News
The SADC draft Soil Protection Standards (revised) document is now in circulation. See the May 2 cover letter from Jeff Everett of the SADC staff (assistant executive director), for a brief summary soliciting informal comments. Click here to read the letter.
For a complete draft rule packet, visit the SADC website by clicking here.
AFBF staff economist Shelby Myers authored a “Market Intel” article (as part of a series) that dives deeper into the rising prices of farm production expenses like fertilizer, seed and pesticides, energy, machinery and land that are pushing farmers further away from breakeven and questioning how they will make ends meet for the 2022 growing season and even into the 2023 season.
The highly contagious and deadly avian influenza (HPAI) is an immediate, high-level threat to poultry in New Jersey. To help safeguard the industry, strict standards for cleaning vehicles, containers and materials that transport poultry and related products have been enacted by the NJ Department of Agriculture.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza has been confirmed in poultry in several states near New Jersey. The NJDA is urging all poultry owners to be on the lookout for this, and to review the biosecurity procedures on their farms.