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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Food & Farming

Beekeepers stung by state’s proposed new regulations

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Beekeepers say proposed regulations from the New Jersey Department of Agriculture are unnecessarily stringent [go to article]
bee swarm, new jersey environment

Why do NJ beekeepers feel they’ve been stung by state DOA?

CARLY SITRIN / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Honeybee colonies worldwide have come under attack in recent years by the mysterious colony collapse disorder and vicious mite [go to article]
food waste

Americans waste nearly half their food. How can we reduce food waste in New...

JAMES M. O'NEILL / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Each year, the average family of four in America throws $1,800 in the garbage [go to article]
spotted lanternfly

It is consuming crops and swarming Pa. towns. Can N.J. keep this bug away?

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - Just across the Delaware River, an invasive bug has been eating its way through farms and swarming towns in Pennsylvania [go to article]
spotted lanternfly

Foreign fly threatens NJ vineyards

NICK MUSCAVAGE / MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - The state's growing wine industry is threatened by a foreign fly that is already wreaking havoc in Pennsylvania [go to article]
Blueberries

In the shadow of the blueberry titans, smaller growers thrive

RACHEL WHARTON / NY TIMES - Jeanne Lindsay often apologizes for the semi-wild state of her pick-your-own blueberry patch, which she runs on the farm [go to article]
Farm, Holland Twsp, Hunterdon County, New Jersey

These N.J. counties have preserved the most farmland

BILL GALLO / NJ.COM - There's one sure-fire way to slow development in New Jersey — saving the land we have left [go to article]
Grapes, wine, new jersey

Climate change is messing with your dinner

AGNIESZKA DE SOUSA and HAYLEY WARREN / BLOOMBERG - The world’s dinner tables are seeing the impact of climate change [go to article]
stinkbug, invasive species, new jersey environment

Asian wasp’s arrival in S. Jersey brings hope to scientists, farmers fighting stink bugs

CATALINA JARAMILLO / WHYY - The peaches look far from perfect in Rutgers University Agricultural Research and Extension Center’s experimental orchard [go to article]
farmer digs manure and soil, new jersey environment news

Owner guilty of ‘extreme’ violation of law that preserves NJ farmland

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The owner of preserved farmland in Franklin Township violated the law when it excavated and leveled 20 acres in building temporary [go to article]

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