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Archive for February, 2017

The NJ Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee unanimously passed a joint resolution designating the first full day of spring each year as New Jersey Agriculture Day.

Bill Numbers: AJR85SJR72

Current List of NJ Assembly, Agriculture, Farmland Preservation, and Food Bills

Agriculture

Farmland Preservation

Food

General News

Exploring the Small Farm Dream: The Northeastern Organic Farmers Association’s NJ Chapter hosts weekly workshops in March on the ownership and operation of organic farms in NJ. Workshops will be held on March 7th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th. at the D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Johnson Education Center in Princeton.

Northwestern New Jersey farmers prepare for summer markets with spring plantings

Stephen Komar discusses the importance of water quality to NJ Agriculture

Rutgers County Extension Specialist Andrew Wyenandt received a distinguished service award at the annual NJ Agriculture Convention.

H/T to NOFA-NJ:

The Future of Food and Agriculture. Short YouTube video courtesy of the United Nation’s Food & Agriculture Organization.

2018 Farm Bill 

Politico: ‘Tis the beginning of farm bill season

An oldie but goodie from Representative Earl Blumenauer: Not just a farm bill, but a food bill – Let’s get it right

Civil Eats reports on a Foundation Roundtable on the 2018 Farm Bill.

The American Farm Bureau Federation Hosts a Resources Page on the 2018 Farm Bill

State Ag Leaders Focus on Food Safety in the 2018 Farm Bill

Early passage of Farm Bill in 2017 unlikely

 

 

 

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