Archive for Tag: farmers

Dancer bills bringing accountability and transparency to State Agriculture Development Committee advance

TRENTON, N.J. – On Thursday, an Assembly panel released a bipartisan package of bills sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer, bringing greater transparency and accountability to the State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC), which leads New Jersey’s farmland preservation efforts. “In today’s world of global markets, high inflation, and low wholesale...

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Dancer bill protecting farmers from costly nuisance lawsuits passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Farmers facing meritless nuisance lawsuits would be able to recover reasonable costs and attorney fees under a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer and passed by the Assembly on Thursday. “Complaints over farming operations like noise are increasing as residential development encroaches into traditionally rural farming...

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Committee passes Dancer bill protecting farmers from costly nuisance lawsuits

TRENTON, N.J. – As farmers prepare for a busy growing season, the Assembly Agriculture and Food Security Committee on Monday passed legislation to protect them from meritless nuisance lawsuits. The bill (A2315), sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer, allows farmers to recover reasonable costs and attorney fees following a bad...

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More farms qualify for deer fencing grant money under new law

TRENTON, N.J. – Under recently-enacted legislation, sponsored by Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Hal Wirths, more farmers will be able to protect their crops from deer by installing fencing with grants through the N.J. Department of Agriculture. The legislation (A4232/S4231) expands a 2017 grant program that provides funding for fencing...

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More farms could get grant money for deer fencing under Dancer, Wirths bill going to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly and Senate passed a measure, sponsored by Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Hal Wirths, to help more farmers protect their crops from deer by installing fencing with grants through the N.J. Department of Agriculture. The bill (A4232/S4231) expands a 2017 grant program that provides funding...

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Garden State summers could soon be “Jersey Fresh Season”

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Parker Space’s joint resolution designating June through September as “Jersey Fresh Season” unanimously passed the Assembly Thursday. “It wouldn’t be summer in New Jersey without farm-fresh crops like tomatoes, corn, blueberries and peaches. Residents have access to nutrient-rich bountiful harvests, because of our hard working...

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Spurred by costly nuisance lawsuits, Dancer farm protections bill advances in Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Agriculture Committee today released legislation, sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer, allowing farmers to recover reasonable costs and attorney fees incurred while defending against a false complaint by neighbors. Over the years, residential development has encroached more and more into traditionally rural areas in close...

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Lawmakers propose measure to aid farmers and the hungry during coronavirus pandemic

TRENTON, N.J. – Farmers across America without schools, hotels and restaurants to buy their food are being forced to dump millions of gallons of milk, mulch produce back into the soil, and smash hundreds of thousands of eggs. As mandatory shutdowns leave farmers with few options and hundreds of...

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