Junior Breeder program fuels dream - TRENTON - When Emily Sigle first saw Bow
‘Winning the Game’ in Woodstown, Flemington - By William Persson - AFP Correspondent - FLEMINGTON - There was a new
Springhouse ‘real particular about quality’ - By Tamara Scully - AFP Correspondent - Fredon - Springhouse Dairy sits
‘Eat Right, Move More’ rewards students - EAST RUTHERFORD - Five Hunterdon Central Regional High School students,
Cooperative allows farmers to better control milk sales - By Tamara Scully AFP Correspondent - Fredon - It isn’t everyday that
Rutgers researcher blazes trail between plants, human health - NEW BRUNSWICK - The first year of the new millennium was a

New Jersey Farm Bureau hosts 89th annual convention - Two stories posted here.....
Kuperus urges consumers to visit state’s Christmas tree farms this holiday season - BELVIDERE - John Wyckoff knows how to
Rutgers Center gets USDA Rural Development funds - Vineland — Farmers who suffered losses caused by
Acting secretary Conner visits NJFB convention - By Paul Hlubik- New Jersey Farm Service Agency - State Executive Director - At the recent Farm Bureau Convention in
Warren County teen named N.J. Ag Fair Ambassador - FREEHOLD - Megan Kinney, an 18-year-old

Farmers Against Hunger in dire straits - By KEVIN GEORGE - Editor - TRENTON - Unless it is able to
Nurturing a community - By Tamara Scully - AFP Correspondent - Montague - Upper Meadows Farm isn’t
Counties get designated disaster areas to drought - Bordentown - Paul Hlubik, state executive director for
Siegers adapts to follow ISF codes to fight vegetable pests - Holland, Mich. - Siegers Seed Company has
New Jersey agriculture posts nice win at Breeders’ Cup - OCEANPORT - A business member of the


Sussex County previews draft of plan to save more farmland - By Tamara Scully - AFP Correspondent - Newton - Sussex County’s Agricultural Development Board recently
GCBA honors Grasso, Smiths, newspaper at annual banquet - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - SWEDESBORO - It rained on
NJALDP’s Class 7 begins with first seminar - By Tamara Scully - AFP Correspondent - PORT MURRAY - A diverse group of
NJDA looking for outstanding young farmers to honor - TRENTON - The New Jersey Department of
Unfortunately, disaster happens - By Paul Hlubik - New Jersey Farm Service Agency - State Executive Director- Over the past few years, the


Food safety advocates may stall Farm Bill - WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) — Safety of the nation’s food supply has
Growing from 4-H to full-scale farming - By TAMARA SCULLY - AFP Correspondent - FRANKFORD TOWNSHIP — It started innocently enough,
NJDA awards grant to New Jersey Audubon Society for conservation project loan program - TRENTON - The New Jersey Department of Agriculture today
This year’s pumpkins are ‘big, bright, healthy, plentiful’ - Trenton - One of the best seasons in

SADC collecting input on value of preservation program - By Tamara Scully - AFP Correspondent
- Hampton Township, Sussex County
Study: N.J. agritourism made $57.5 million in ’06 - TRENTON - New Jersey Secretary of
NJALDP program welcomes seventh class - TRENTON - Twenty of New Jersey agriculture’s brightest stars
Kimble gets Star Award during FFA exposition - SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Adam Kimble, New Jersey’s 2007 State

‘Buy Fresh, Buy Local’ annual tour, dinner pulls in 500-plus attendees - By Tamara Scully - AFP Correspondent - Mansfield Township - The Foodshed Alliance and
Sussex County documenting wildlife damage to crops, livestock - By Tamara Scully - AFP Correspondent - Hampton Township - There has been an

Off the Secretary's Desk
New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture - By Charles M. Kuperus
2007 Farm Bill must invest in agriculture’s future - Part V updated 7.15.2007

A day at the fair ... The 48th annual Salem County Fair opened on Aug. 7 in sweltering temperatures, but there were plenty of sights to take visitors’ minds off the heat.
(Photos by Kevin George)

Stockton farmland hosts remains of historic N.J. family - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - STOCKTON - The descendants of
Windy Brow Farms still an apple in eye of Sussex County - By Tamara Scully- AFP Correspondent - NEWTON - Windy Brow Farms has
Extension, NJDA, farmers taking time to study market potential of meat goats - By Tamara Scully - AFP Correspondent - Green TOWNSHIP - Meat goats are
Schuler is striving to strengthen N.J. hives - TRENTON - A 21-year veteran of


Got (local) milk? - WALLINGTON (AP) - Herds of
Antanies realizes dream with small farm - By TAMARA SCULLY - AFP Correspondent - Hampton Township - Flower Creek Farm is
Cumberland County grower/shipper tops at ’07 New Jersey Peach Festival - MULLICA HILL - Adamucci Farms in
Hunterdon County Fair features country music, fireworks - RINGOES - You may know the
Innovative cooperative kitchen adds value to ag products - By TAMARA SCULLY - AFP Correspondent - Sussex County - Small farmers are


Plaid Piper going back to basics for its survival - By TAMARA SCULLY - AFP Correspondent - Wykertown - Two
Mid-Atlantic Soybean Ass’n asks for support on proposed Farm Bill - By CAROL KINSLEY - Executive Director - Mid-Atlantic Soybean Association - WASHINGTON, D.C. - Members of
Kuperus visits New Jersey farmers’ markets, stresses importance of buying local produce - TRENTON - New Jersey Secretary of

Make a difference: Nominate and vote! - By Paul Hlubik
New Jersey Farm Service Agency
State Executive Director

August 1 marks the deadline to submit your -


AFBF files brief in property rights case - TRENTON - The American Farm Bureau
Jersey Fresh blueberries are now in season - TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of
NASS report: Corn acreage in New Jersey up 25 percent - TRENTON - According to a National
Poinsettia pest concerns for 2007 - By Jim Willmott Rutgers Cooperative Extension -


Stewardship Stroll offers a local-food connection - By Tamara Scully - AFP Correspondent - HOPE - A large tent, blue
O’Dierno presented with partnership’s Seafood Industry Award - SEA BRIGHT - For more than 20 years,
New Jersey welcomes latest NJALDP graduating class - New Brunswick - Twenty-four graduates of
N.J. FFA honors its members at convention - NEW BRUNSWICK - More than 485

Fingerling trout enter Manasquan via FSCD - WALL TOWNSHIP - Freehold Soil Conservation District staff
Big year forecast for peach growers - CLAYTON - This could well be a banner year
NJCF receives approval for $3.8 million to protect farmland - FAR HILLS - The New Jersey Conservation Foundation has
NOFA-NJ announces twilight schedule - LONG VALLEY - As the largest sheep’s milk
Farmers Against Hunger walk raises $12,000 - West Windsor - Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes and
Kuperus visits ag locations in Cumberland - TRENTON - From organic wholesale produce to


Warren receives honor from Extenstion - CLAYTON - Wallace Warren was
Organic farms to get NJDA approval - TRENTON - New Jersey Secretary of
From waste to wonder • Ag-Choice fills void by actively composting manure - By Tamara Scully - AFP Correspondent - Andover Township - Manure can become,
NJ Ag Society presents awards - MONROE TOWNSHIP - At the 2007

Emergency feeding units are awarded hunger grants - TRENTON - Hunger Prevention and
Grow-A-Row effort taking root in Pittstown - By Tamara Scully
AFP Correspondent - Pittstown - Farmers work
Day at dock brings together seafood producers, food retailers - By LYNNE RICHMOND (Editor’s Note: Lynne Richmond is the public information officer for the New Jersey Department of Agriculture.) - Barnegat Light - Walk
Comptons' farm camp teaches children about agriculture - By Tamara Scully - AFP Correspondent - Pittstown — Peaceful Valley Orchards is

Students see payoff from good nutrition - ORANGE - On the lunch line at


NJALDP's sixth class just about finished


Spring freeze, rain, snow hurts N.J. nurseries, farms - TRENTON (AP) - April showers didn’t
Five preserved farms in two counties for sale at auction - TRENTON - The State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) will
Esteemed alumni to be honored at Rutgers award ceremony - New Brunswick - Outstanding Cook College alumni were

Rabbits can be versatile commodity for starters - By Tamara Scully
AFP Correspondent - Hampton Township - Rabbits are a
FFA group gives safety lesson to Kuperus - By CHARLES WEBSTER
AFP Correspondent - Mansfield Township - New Jersey Agriculture Secretary Charles Kuperus got
Andreoli extends DCP enrollment deadline to Aug. 3 - Vineland - Angela J. Andreoli, county executive

Funds to fight hunger still being distributed - TRENTON - Checks totaling $750,000 were
Olde Lafayette Village Farmers' Market establishes healthy roots - By Tamara Scully AFP Correspondent - Lafayette Township - Finding the


New Jersey students tops in national poster contest - TRENTON - Four New Jersey students earned top
Tassots' honey-do list causes a nice buzz - By Tamara Scully - AFP Correspondent - LONG VALLEY - Tassot Apiaries currently consists of
State insect at risk - By Tamara Scully - AFP Correspondent - Columbus - The winter meeting of
Livestock symposium teaches kids animal ag - NEW BRUNSWICK - An educational symposium aimed at
Value of state seafood catch keeps climbing - TRENTON - The latest findings by the
Opponents of new standards for humane livestock care suffer setback - NEWARK (AP) - A coalition of animal rights and
Degage Gardens succeeding at growing the small farm - By Tamara Scully
AFP Correspondent - Rockaway Township - Some farmers are



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State agricultural convention convenes for 92nd time - By KEVIN GEORGE - Editor - ATLANTIC CITY - Right-to-farm issues, food
Von Thun Farms: family farming at its best - By Tamara Scully - AFP Correspondent - Monmouth Junction - Middlesex County residents are
Wills is NJ’s 50th Horseperson of Year - TRENTON - A love for horses and a
Survey looks at responses to last year’s spinach recall - New Brunswick - Every year, the Food and
Rowan University to host wind, energy symposium for farmers; registration deadline is Feb. 15 - BORDENTOWN - Rowan University will
Murray takes on additional NJDA duties as assistant sec - TRENTON - Al Murray, a 23-year veteran of the

February 1, 2007

Maura Mowbray, right, takes time to pose with daughters Jackie, 14, and Shaun, 16. Their calf is named "Devin" in memory of Devin Yurga, a 16-year-old classmate who was recently killed in a tractor accident.

Photo by Tamara Jean Scully

Blairstown dairy farmer now cream of the crop - By Tamara Jean Scully - AFP Correspondent - Blairstown - The Warren County Cooperator of
Food safety remains common topic at VGANJ meeting - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Writer - ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - For the third year in
FAH: 'I don't understand why money can't be found' - By CHARLES WEBSTER - AFP Correspondent - TRENTON - Ten years after the
FFA chapter leaders will gather later this month - By CHARLES WEBSTER - AFP Correspondent - EWING - FFA chapter leaders and lawmakers will
Organics can offer a niche for small farmers - By CHARLES WEBSTER - AFP Correspondent - BRUNSWICK - A conference on
Stewartsville grower leads state in corn yield contest - SLATER, Iowa - Carly Santini of Stewartsville, N.J., recently placed first
N.J. farmers turn to new way of marketing: Web sites - By Tamara Jean Scully - AFP Correspondent - More local farmers are finding that a

January 15, 2007

DanaRay Farm, a self-sustaining operation, features the use of this high tunnel to add extra length to the growing season.
Photo courtesy DanaRay Farms

HCA plans federal lawsuit against Highlands Act - By Tamara Jean Scully - AFP Correspondent - OXFORD - The Highlands Conservation Association Inc. (HCA) has
Appellate panel gives dairy trade partial relief - TRENTON - An appellate court decision on
Annual state ag convention features farm sustainability - ATLANTIC CITY - Major issues facing New Jersey farmers this
Profitable Farming - By Tamara Jean Scully - AFP Correspondent - Branchville - Some people view
Clarke gets fellowship honor during CSSA event - INDIANAPOLIS - Bruce B. Clarke has received the
All-natural Bovi Drops reach 10,000-cow mark in Northeast - LANCASTER, Pa. - Van Beek Scientific reached a

January 1, 2007


The Jersey Fresh Booth has New Jersey Department of Agriculture staffers Damon Williams, Bill Walker, Ron Good, Linda Coffin and Jackie Bricker. - Photo courtesy Pegi Ballister-Howells

Farmer aims to use dual wind turbines - By Tamara Jean Scully
AFP Correspondent - Knowlton TownShip - Dairy farmer Gene Makarevich feels the
N.J. organic farmers set for winter conference - PENNINGTON - How do we ensure a bright
Vegetable Growers Association of New Jersey’s annual convention returns to Trump Taj Mahal - ATLANTIC CITY - The 2007 Vegetable Growers Association of New Jersey’s annual convention returns
New Jersey’s Rossi named executive director of NERA - New Brunswick - Dr. Daniel Rossi has been
Schulze gets award during NJNFA dinner - BORDENTOWN - The New Jersey Nursery & Landscape Association (NJNLA) honored Carl Schulze Jr., director
Mascoma to build, operate ethanol demonstration facility - ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Mascoma Corporation, a leader in
Santini’s corn takes top honors in state at yearly national contest - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - CHESTERFIELD, Mo. - Sam Santini, a
Udder Necessity - By Tamara Jean Scully - AFP Correspondent - Knowlton Township - Gene Makarevich knew that
New Jersey teens attend national 4-H Congress in Atlanta - ATLANTA - National 4-H Congress is