Archive for Tag: agriculture

Sauickie and Clifton’s ‘single most important’ farmland appraisal bill signed by governor

TRENTON, N.J. – Hailed by agricultural leaders as the “single most important positive piece of legislation,” Assemblymen Alex Sauickie and Rob Clifton’s bill promising fairer farmland assessments conducted for preservation was signed into law Monday. “This legislation is easily a home run and helps level the playing field for...

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Governor signs Thomson bill that extends Right to Farm protections to aquaculture activities

TRENTON, N.J. – Farming in water environments, referred to as aquaculture, now has the same protections as farms on land in the Garden State. Assemblyman Ned Thomson’s bill (S428/A3039) extending those protections under the Right to Farm Act was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy Monday. The Act protects...

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Assembly passes Thomson bill that extends Right to Farm protections to aquaculture activities

TRENTON, N.J. – Farming in water environments, referred to as aquaculture, will soon have the same protections as farms on land in the Garden State. Assemblyman Ned Thomson’s bill (A3039) extending those protections under the Right to Farm Act was passed by the full Assembly Thursday.  The Act protects commercial...

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Thomson bill would extend Right to Farm protections to aquaculture activities

TRENTON, N.J. – Farming in water environments, referred to as aquaculture, should have the same protections as farms on land in the Garden State, Assemblyman Ned Thomson says. His bill (A3039) extending those protections under the Right to Farm Act was released from the Assembly Agriculture and Food Security committee...

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Committee clears bill that will create grant opportunities for new farmers

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Agriculture and Food Security Committee on Thursday released a bill that would provide matching grants for new farmers to make improvements on their farms. The sponsors of the legislation (A285), Assemblyman Brandon Umba and Assemblywoman Claire Swift, say their “New Farmers Improvement Grant Program”...

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