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There is Still Time to Comment on the NBFDS – The Propaganda You Paid For
July 3, 2018July 3, 2018
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There is Still Time to Comment on the NBFDS – The Propaganda You Paid For

Until 11:59pm tonight, July 3, 2018, you have an opportunity to comment on the proposed rule for the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard. This is a very important rule that will determine how foods that contain GMOs will be labelled – or not.  This rule is an outgrowth of the DARK Act (*).  Your taxpayer...

Securing Fresh Food from Fertile Soil, Challenges to the Organic and Raw Milk Movements
July 1, 2018July 1, 2018
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Securing Fresh Food from Fertile Soil, Challenges to the Organic and Raw Milk Movements

“Securing Fresh Food from Fertile Soil, Challenges to the Organic and Raw Milk Movements”, by Dr. Joseph Heckman, is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution license, which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Digital Object Identifier for citation: https://doi.org/10.1017/s1742170517000618...

Farm Bill Overview by TheFERN.org
June 14, 2018June 14, 2018
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Farm Bill Overview by TheFERN.org

The Food & Environment Reporting Network released this short video on June 12 that does a superb job explaining the Farm Bill.  With today’s Senate panel approval, both houses of Congress now have a version of the farm bill in the public domain, although the House version failed in a May 18 vote.  As explained...

Letter from Secretary Fisher Regarding Ag Labor Housing
May 18, 2018May 18, 2018
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Letter from Secretary Fisher Regarding Ag Labor Housing

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has asked members of the ag community to distribute the attached communications throughout the ag community. The letter from NJDCA concerns farm-labor housing, especially any agricultural buildings that previously served other purposes but have been converted to farm-labor housing. It also emphasizes a phased-in approach to helping farms, if...

House Farm Bill Vote Approaching, Please Read!
May 16, 2018May 16, 2018
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House Farm Bill Vote Approaching, Please Read!

The House Agriculture Committee has approved a Farm Bill that the House will vote on, likely this Friday, that further tips the playing field toward subsidizing large commodity farmers, away from small and mid-size fruit and vegetable growers. This bill fails to address the needs of our farmers and will increase hunger in New Jersey....