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New Jersey ag official touts blueberry safety

Douglas H. Fisher, New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture, released a statement in response to an Aug. 8 article from The Philadelphia Inquirer about labor housing conditions at blueberry farms.

Jersey Fresh Fridays partners with ShopRite through August

Registered dietitians at Village ShopRite stores around New Jersey are hosting Jersey Fresh Fridays in July and August in their produce departments, featuring a different Jersey Fresh fruit or vegetable each week.

New Jersey officials kick off National Blueberry Month

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher, and state and local officials, visited Russo’s Fruit and Vegetable Farm this week to highlight National Blueberry Month.

USDA report: NJ ranks third in peach production

New Jersey ranks third in the U.S. in peach production value, according to the annual “Non-Citrus Fruit and Nuts” report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture this week.

EPC Leadership class continues hands-on experiences

Members of the Eastern Produce Council’s Leadership Program spent a day at the Rutgers University’s Snyder Research and Extension Farm, Pittstown, touring the farm and learning communication and leadership skills.

Summer outlook is good for NJ peaches

New Jersey peach growers are optimistic about this summer marketing season.

NJ agriculture department, independent auditors, help with food safety

With new federal rules fast approaching and produce recalls causing a domino effect nationwide, New Jersey growers are ramping up their food safety certifications and plans.

Consalo Family Farms monitors crops with app

EGG HARBOR CITY, N.J. — Consalo Family Farms has long used a drip irrigation system that uses computer monitoring, via sensors in the sandy soil of its blueberry crops, said company president Skip Consalo.

Consalo Family Farms monitors crops with app

EGG HARBOR CITY, N.J. — Consalo Family Farms has long used a drip irrigation system that uses computer monitoring, via sensors in the sandy soil of its blueberry crops, said company president Skip Consalo.

Consalo Family Farms monitors crops with app

EGG HARBOR CITY, N.J. — Consalo Family Farms has long used a drip irrigation system that uses computer monitoring, via sensors in the sandy soil of its blueberry crops, said company president Skip Consalo.