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Reminder: Organic Certification Cost-Share Program
October 18, 2018October 18, 2018
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Reminder: Organic Certification Cost-Share Program

Under the USDA, organic handlers and producers may be eligible for reimbursement for a portion of their organic certification costs. Applications are due to the NJDA by Nov. 16, 2018. For more information and application forms click here: https://www.nj.gov/agriculture/grants/organiccostshare.html

USDA is seeking nominations for Fruit and Veg Industry Advisory Committee
April 23, 2018April 23, 2018
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USDA is seeking nominations for Fruit and Veg Industry Advisory Committee

The USDA announced today that it will re-establish the charter for the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC) and seek to fill 25 upcoming vacant positions. The FVIAC charter was established in 2001 to examine issues facing the produce industry and had expired in January.  Eligible nominees for FVIAC include anyone actively working in...

USDA and SCORE Launch Mentorship Effort to Support New Farmers and Ranchers
November 17, 2017November 17, 2017
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USDA and SCORE Launch Mentorship Effort to Support New Farmers and Ranchers

This new collaboration between the USDA and SCORE will make the transition of owning/operating a farming business easier for those just starting out.  The average age of farmers throughout the country is 58 years, and most farmers do not have a successor who can successfully operate the business after they retire.  The USDA and SCORE...