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Food & Farming

Farmland in Kingwood, NJ

Farming is a billion-dollar industry in N.J. Here’s the good and bad news from...

BLAKE NELSON / NJ.COM - New Jersey farmers produce a billion dollars’ worth of goods every year. New data provides both good and bad news about their very tough job [go to article]
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Opinion: Investing in vertical farming – five take-aways

ERIK KOBAYASHI-SOLOMON / FORBES - “Eyewatering.” That’s the best description for recent capital inflows into the vertical farming industry [go to article]
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In A.C., farmers talk climate change

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - The predicted effects of a warming planet on Garden State farmers are grim: crop failures, plant diseases and an influx of pests [go to article]
Apple tree

This hard apple cider farm just got a sweet $788K deal from N.J.

ROB JENNINGS / NJ.COM - Fans of hard apple cider just got a big boost courtesy of a 2004 state law aimed at protecting the environment [go to article]
Produce at the HLT farmers market in Flemington, NJ

Opinion: Interested in farming? Talk to the experts.

MICHELE S. BYERS / NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - It’s the quintessential American dream: find some land and start a farm. Generations of farm families [go to article]
Produce at the HLT farmers market in Flemington, NJ

Opinion: ‘Regenerative agriculture’ has climate, health benefits

MICHELE S. BYERS / NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - What does organic farming have to do with climate change, cancer, nutrition and food security? [go to article]
Cows

New Jersey’s dairy farms are in crisis

JILL P. CAPUZZO / NEW JERSEY MONTHLY - Since he started milking his neighbors’ cows at age 10, Jared Weeks knew he wanted to be a dairy farmer. At 12, he scraped together [go to article]
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Cultivating community through food in NJ: The intersection of development and agriculture

PAMELA MACKENZIE / MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - As interest in locally grown food increases and as New Jersey and many other states watch their farmland shrink [go to article]
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GSPT approves farmland, historic preservation funds

GARDEN STATE PRESERVATION TRUST - The board of the Garden State Preservation Trust (GSPT) approved $22 million to fund Farmland Preservation Program [go to article]

At this high-tech farm, the boss is an AI-powered algorithm

AKI ITO / BLOOMBERG - Each morning when she gets to work at Bowery Farming Inc., Katie Morich changes into a clean uniform, puts on a hairnet and cleans her hands [go to article]

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