December 15, 2005

USDA listening session visits New Jersey area farmers -  
By SHARON KINSEY - More than 300 people attended the
HEALTHY MR. POTATO HEAD MAKES DEBUT, PROMOTES NUTRITION - By DAVID LEE, County Agricultural Agent and SHARON KINSEY, Program Assistant - A new and improved
A cut above - BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP – Having grown the grand champion
Choose a Sussex County Christmas tree this year - By Brian Oleksak Program Associate RCRE of Sussex County - Choose and cut Christmas trees

December 1, 2005

New Jersey Farm Bureau sees land use as the big issue for 2006 - By SHARON KINSEY- "The big picture for this year’s convention centered around
New Jersey bear hunt approved - By REBECCA SANTANA - Associated Press Writer - TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey will hold a
New public survey shows increase in New Jerseyans’ awareness of farming - TRENTON, NJ – Fairleigh Dickinson PublicMind polling
Everett’s legacy will live on for countless others in New Jersey agriculture - By SHARON KINSEY - Tom Everett was someone who gave tirelessly to the
Nieuwenhuis addresses New Jersey Farm Bureau - New Jersey Farm Bureau
PRESIDENT RICHARD
NIEUWENHUIS
ANNUAL ADDRESS
NOV. 14, 2005
I would like to welcome all

November 15, 2005

Animal groups say state allows cruelty on farms - TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Standards enacted by
New Jersey, Pa. officials plan for health standards for avian flu - HARRISBURG, Pa. – As concerns about the avian influenza virus draw the
Bush requests $7.1 billion to combat flu - By STEPHANIE JORDAN and JEFF MORELAND - BETHESDA, Md. — President George W. Bush announced his

November 1, 2005

Former ‘farm boys’ now tackling major FSA challenges - By JEFF MORELAND - WASHINGTON, D.C. — They started out as a couple of
Rodigas Farm preservation underscores commitment to Highlands agriculture - Agriculture Secretary Charles M. Kuperus has
USDA listening tour to follow NJ Farm Bureau meeting Nov. 16 - The agricultural community of New Jersey is invited to
Speak up, we are listening - By Paul Hlubik New Jersey Farm Service Agency - State Executive Director
Remembering John Brockett: a New Jersey ag legend - By WILLIAM PARKHURST
Guest Columnist
A tall thin wiry man
Bernardsville restaurant dedicated to helping local farmers - By JANE PRIMERANO - Among the regulars thronging the Bernardsville Farmers Market at

October 15, 2005

Simpkins reaches century mark with grace and respect - By SHARON KINSEY - Teddy Roosevelt was president when Robert N. Simpkins was
Bobolink dairy goes back in time - By JANE PRIMERANO - Just north of the ski resorts of Vernon Township and
Rutgers food innovation center awarded $300,000 USDA cooperative grant - Bridgeton, N.J. - Rutgers University’s Food Innovation Center has
Ag economist Tavernier receives national award - New Brunswick, NJ--Edmund M. Tavernier, associate professor of

October 1, 2005

Pilot fruit, vegetable program starts in New Jersey schools - FRANKFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Fresh red peppers were on the menu in
Farm camp teaches priceless lessons - By SHARON KINSEY- Imagine getting up close and personal with a horse. Or how
NJDA offers organic certification applications - TRENTON, N.J. — Organic farm certification applications are now
Jersey eggplant business makes most of local connections - TRENTON, N.J. – The successful teaming of a
Highlands Act drawing much attention across state - By JANE PRIMERANO - The cities along the Northeast coast of New Jersey are old. They are
Atlantic City hosts 25-state pesticide education program - By PEGI BALLISTER-HOWELLS - Agricultural professionals from 25 states met in

September 15, 2005

Emel farm is first in New Jersey to participate in CREP program - By JANE PRIMERANO - Along Route 45 in Salem County the farm
Area farmer learns to ‘REAP’ from Ohio agriculture visit - By JEFF MORELAND - GREENWOOD, Del. — When Richard Wilkins volunteered to
Farmers market provides Atlantic City residents ‘a great service,’ Kuperus says - ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — New Jersey Agriculture Secretary Charles M. Kuperus recently

September 1, 2005

Lee Turkey Farm harvesting the sun in East Windsor, N.J. - By PEGI BALLISTER-HOWELLS - If you were a plant, using the power of the sun to
Jersey ag leadership program grads committed to educating young farmers - By JUDY DEFIGLIO - The future of farming depends on the
Kuperus: Students benefit from farmstand program - BAYONNE, N.J. — Miles from the nearest farm, residents of
Farmer puts his personal ad for love out to pasture - Finally! Online dating for farmers! With the popular release of

August 15, 2005

Jersey farm goes jammin' - By JOE COLANERO - "This farm will have to pay for itself, or it
Write up her alley - By JEFF MORELAND - SERGEANTSVILLE, N.J. — Laura Barnes is a writer. At least these days she is. But a
Warren County awarded $613,727 toward preservation of dairy farm - The New Jersey State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) has
All sectors of equine industry must thrive for the whole to be successful - By Charles Kuperus - Secretary of Agriculture New Jersey - No matter how many times
Use of local foods popular at Warren County Fair - By JANE PRIMERANO - The Home and Garden Building at the Warren County Farmers’ Fair is
Soybean rust keeps moving, but riks to New Jersey remains low - By BILL BAMKA
Agricultural Agent
Rutgers Cooperative Research
Extension of Burlington County
The active tropical storm season has
Russian visitors take in 2005 Warren County Fair - By JANE PRIMERANO - Max and Sam look like any of the

August 1, 2005

North American ag officials tour South Jersey sites - By PEGI BALLISTER-HOWELLS - The blue sky was clear and the sun intense. It was
North American ag officials tour South Jersey sites - State and Provincial Agricultural Marketing officials from the
'We must be ready' for AgJOBS bill, Regelbrugge warns - By CAROL KINSLEY - Craig Regelbrugge, senior director of government relations for
Soybean rust not yet found in New Jersey as summer is half over - By SHARON KINSEY - This article is the third of
Kuperus tours community farmers markets in Bergen, Essex, Middlesex counties - TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Agriculture Secretary Charles M. Kuperus today

July 15, 2005

Study examines new birth control for state’s deer population - MADISON, N.J. (AP) — Researchers plan on testing a new type
Ag marketing meeting set for New Jersey - Group covering U.S., Canada and Mexico meets in state for the first time - TRENTON — Members of the
Battle of the ‘Bigs’ - Big Roy vs. Big Bud spices up farm toy show - By JOHN HARVEY - The monthly magazine Toy Farmer, the heart and soul of
New Jersey man nominated for United Soybean Board - By SHARON KINSEY - The United States is the leading producer of
NOFA-NJ announces 2005 summer twilight schedule

June 15, 2005 Farmers exempt from commercial drivers licenses on N.J., Pa. roads - TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Charles M. Kuperus and New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sharon A. Harrington have
Jersey farmers, chefs continue to network - Sitting around four dinner tables, over a dozen farmers and
USDA approves fall-seeded forage program for New Jersey - The USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) has
Dairy workshop focuses on growth across the industry - SYRACUSE, N.Y. – On June 1, nearly 500 dairy producers, processors, haulers and
Chip plant brings a colorful slice of the world to New Jersey - MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) — Dug up in fields from New England to

Farmers exempt from commercial drivers licenses on N.J., Pa. roads - TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Charles M. Kuperus and New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sharon A. Harrington have
Jersey farmers, chefs continue to network - Sitting around four dinner tables, over a dozen farmers and
USDA approves fall-seeded forage program for New Jersey - The USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) has
Dairy workshop focuses on growth across the industry - SYRACUSE, N.Y. – On June 1, nearly 500 dairy producers, processors, haulers and
Chip plant brings a colorful slice of the world to New Jersey - MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) — Dug up in fields from New England to

June 1, 2005

Blueberry king reigns in southeastern New Jersey - By JEFF MORELAND - HAMMONTON, N.J. — If the blueberry industry were viewed as an empire, there
Agriculture secretary welcomes three-day equine event to New Jersey Horse Park - TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Agriculture Secretary Charles M. Kuperus recently
Alpaca event slated for June 5 - By LINDA SIEMON - Alpacas are a trainable animal many children and adults alike
What to know about chive production - By Dr. Wesley Kline - Rutgers Cooperative Research and Extension Cumberland County -
Chives (Allium schoenoprasum L.) are a perennial
NJADLP building leaders for today and tomorrow - By JUDY DEFIGLIO - Dave Klemm was born in Newton, N.J., and grew up on

May 15, 2005

New Jersey foods get global exposure at world trade show - From the famous Jersey tomato and succulent sea scallops to
Songs from youth inspire CD - Machinery dealer making music 'for fun' - By JEFF MORELAND - For anyone who thought they knew
Beetles don’t stop Arbor Day celebration - Asian beetle-resistant tree species planted at school - RAHWAY, N.J. - New Jersey Secretary of
Deer fencing will continue from NJDA in fall 2005 - (TRENTON) - Distribution of deer fence to New Jersey farmers who
New Jersey delegates attend national 4-H conference - NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - New Jersey’s delegation to the
Richard Merrit honored with Lifetime Recognition for Distinguished Leadership Award by Cook College - NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dr. Richard Merritt of Bridgewater was

May 1, 2005

Highlands meeting draws large crowd, heated debates - By JANE PRIMERANO - The crowd inside the big pole barn that
Upper Deerfield Township celebrates farming roots - By JOE COLANERO - UPPER DEERFIELD, N.J. - On April 16, a stage full of
New Jersey Department of Agriculture kicks off 'Jersey Grown' - PLAINFIELD, N.J. - New Jersey Agriculture Secretary Charles M. Kuperus joined


Plan today for the future of your farm - By Charles Kuperus Secretary of Agriculture New Jersey - More than a fourth of the principal operators of


Secretary takes his annual 'Jersey Fresh' planting tour - TRENTON - New Jersey Agriculture Secretary Charles M. Kuperus and Assemblyman Douglas Fisher helped
Kuperus supports for ag education in Warren County - TRENTON - New Jersey Agriculture Secretary Charles M. Kuperus witnessed

April 15

Flooding continues to plague state’s farmers - By JANE PRIMERANO - For the second time in
A crushing need for grapes - By PEGI BALLISTER-HOWELLS - New Jersey growers have long been
NJFB Vice President Tom Everett dead at 55 - New Jersey Farm Bureau First Vice
Bud Reuter Jr. honored as 2005 outstanding fruit grower - Milton “Bud” Reuter, Jr. has been a

April 1, 2005

Farmers' lives are changing with the times - By JEFF MORELAND - MONROEVILLE, N.J. — When Eric Kern was
Spring beef tour is April 16 - On Saturday April 16, the
Bear blamed in death of miniature horse; officials setting traps for bear - ANDOVER, N.J. (AP) — Wildlife officials set a trap, baited with
New Jersey's L.G. Cook 4-H Camp: unlimited opportunity - The New Jersey L.G. Cook 4-H Camp has
These woody ornamentals are 'just a little bit different' - By PEGI BALLISTER-HOWELLS - Here are a few suggestions for

March 15, 2005

Cook College names Goodman as new dean - NEW BRUNSWICK/PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Robert M. Goodman, a plant biologist active in finding
NJ Farm Bureau urges adoption of ethanol as gasoline additive - TRENTON, N.J. — “Fuel from renewable sources is
NJDA announces year-round nursery and greenhouse film recycling program - TRENTON, N.J. — After eight years of
New Jersey dairy farms face an uncertain future - The number of dairy farms in
Strengthening New Jersey’s dairy industry - By CHARLES KUPERUS - Secretary of Agriculture - Just 50 years ago, there were more
New Jersey avian influenza safeguard meeting planned- TRENTON, N.J. — As part of the New Jersey Department of

March 1, 2005

Sussex man is named National Outstanding Young Farmer - By JEANETTE CALO - Herald Staff Writer - WANTAGE — A Sussex County dairy farmer is one
Soybean rust talk, straight from Brazil - Doug Ferrell hadn’t seen snow in 20 years. That’s because this
Winning students named in agriculture essay contest - By Matthew Tomkiewicz
5th grade
Schirra Elementary
Old Bridge, N.J. -In our world today farmers and urban workers are
New Jersey Farm Bureau sets policy priorities for 2005 - TRENTON, N.J. — Keeping farming viable while

February 15, 2005

USDA's Hawks addresses soybean rust, avian influenza - By JEFF MORELAND - ATLANTIC CITY, N .J. — If it had to come, it
First-generation farmer takes state’s top honor - Atlantic City, N.J. - Paul Hlubik, state executive director for
Jeff VanderGroef named Outstanding Young Farmer in New Jersey for ’04 - By JANE PRIMERANO - Jeff VanderGroef is across the country from his
Crop insurance available for possible losses as soybean rust approaches N.J. - Growers urged to think about increasing crop protection - WOODSTOWN, N.J. — The United States Department of
Lee Rain honored as New Jersey’s ag business of 2004 - Lee Rain, Incorporated of Vineland has been
Williams serves as ag agent, but still learning in NJALDP - By JUDY DEFIGLIO - The path Ellen Williams traveled to
Forward pricing,crop revenue coverage work together - Ag agent
update - By Dave Lee
Rutgers co-operative extension
Salem County, N.J.

February 1, 2005

Deer not the only pests for New Jersey farmers - By JEFF MORELAND - ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — In any battle, you must
Dairy assistance group to form, Kuperus says - Garden State Dairy Alliance will help with promotion, regulation
Growers have a taste for heirloom tomatoes - By JOE COLANERO - ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — This year’s tomato session at the
New 4-H clubs now being offered in Hunterdon County - Six new 4-H clubs are offered in Hunterdon County and are
89th annual Pennsylvania Farm Show a huge success - HARRISBURG, Pa. — Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff recently
Turf interest began at early age for Mark Mason - By JUDY DEFIGLIO - Like many others in agri-businesses, Mark Mason, owner-operator of a
Pumpkin/curcurbit session VGANJ aids growers - By JOE COLANERO - ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The New Jersey Vegetable Grower’s Association hosted

January 15, 2005

NJDA, Rutgers launch study of agritourism - TRENTON, N.J. - To determine the impact of
VGANJ convention wraps up in Atlantic City - By JEFF MORELAND - ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Fifty years and still
Seven exceptional farmers to be honored at ag convention - TRENTON, N.J. - This year’s Outstanding Young Farmer and
Case for hemp made at national Farm Bureau convention - CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Representatives of the Hemp Industry will

January 1, 2005

Warren County puts 100th farm into preservation - By JANE PRIMERANO - Choosing an indoor venue for the announcement, the
NJFB to monitor Highlands Council - As the New Jersey Highlands Council met to begin formulating a
Fifth annual Livestock Youth and Volunteer Symposiums slated for March 6, April 9 - TRENTON, N.J. — Registrations are being accepted for
Judge throws out animal cruelty case against Gloucester farmer - FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A Superior Court judge threw out
SADC adopts accepted agricultural management practices for aquaculture - The State Agriculture Development Committee has
‘Family pet’ makes long trip from Missouri to New Jersey - CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — Like something out of a Disney film, the