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Farmland preservation could be in the green again, if funding clears

Farmland preservation could be in the green again, if funding clears

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - For the first time in a few years, the state is starting to dole out [go to article]

Opinion: Is N.J. still the Garden State? 2017 Census will offer an answer

MARK BRENNAN / NJ.COM - Throughout the 1700s, New Jersey's economy was mostly agricultural, with farms dotting the landscape from Bergen to Cape May [go to article]

Opinion: You like Jersey’s berries? Here’s the buzz on a bill to protect bees

MEGAN TINSLEY / NJ.COM - Honey and native bee populations have declined at alarming rates across the nation and New Jersey [go to article]

The vertical farm

IAN FRAZIER / THE NEW YORKER - No. 212 Rome Street, in Newark, New Jersey, used to be the address of Grammer, Dempsey & Hudson [go to article]

Prospects for the climate, and environmentalism, under President Trump

Prospects for the climate, and environmentalism, under President Trump

ANDREW C. REVKIN / NY TIMES - President Donald J. Trump. Get used to the sound of that, my environment-oriented friends [go to article]

World’s largest vertical farm grows without soil, sunlight or water in Newark

World’s largest vertical farm grows without soil, sunlight or water in Newark

MALAVIKA VYAWAHARE / THE GUARDIAN - An ambitious, almost fantastical, manifestation of agricultural technology is expected to come to fruition this fall. From the remains [go to article]

New rules aim to reduce farmworkers’ exposure to pesticides

New rules aim to reduce farmworkers’ exposure to pesticides

BRENDA FLANAGAN / NJTV NEWS - Farmworkers picked blueberries under a hot sun in Hammonton. That’s tough enough. It’s potential exposure [go to articles]

Peach farming in the Garden State: Not as sweet a deal as it used to be

Peach farming in the Garden State: Not as sweet a deal as it used to be

TARA NURIN / NJ SPOTLIGHT - This spring, people worried about peaches. After an early April frost killed a quarter of New Jersey’s crop [go to article]

Half of all US food produce is thrown away, new research suggests

Half of all US food produce is thrown away, new research suggests

SUZANNE GOLDENBERG / THE GUARDIAN - Americans throw away almost as much food as they eat because of a “cult of perfection”, deepening hunger and poverty [go to article]

70-acre farm preserved in Salem County

70-acre farm preserved in Salem County

NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - Farmer Joe Doak faced a dilemma several years ago when the farm next door went up for sale. Borrowing money [go to article]

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