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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Food & Farming

Grapes, wine, new jersey

How N.J. wine became big business

HUNTER HULBERT / NJ.COM – New Jersey wine country is having a major moment. For years Garden State growers have insisted that connoisseurs [go to article]
new jersey farmland preservation

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]
new jersey, vertical farm, newark

Generation of farmers use alternative techniques to grow crops

JOANNA GAGIS / NJTV NEWS - When our founders coined the term “The Garden State”, they likely didn’t envision trays of plants and artificial light. But these have [go to article/video]
cabbage

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]
new jersey, vertical farm, newark

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]
video

Farming flourishes in the Garden State

NJTV / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Recently released federal statistics on agriculture in the United States held some surprising news for New Jersey [go to article]
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]
food waste

NJ almost passed an eco-friendly food waste bill. Then Trenton happened

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - New Jersey was on the verge this summer of mandating an environmentally-friendly way to dispose of half-eaten sandwiches [go to article]
farmers market, new jersey berries

Climate change poses a threat to New Jersey’s cash crops

NEWS 12 NJ - While many enjoyed a relatively mild winter, warmer temperatures are making it harder to grow some popular crops in the Garden State [go to article]

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