Archive for Tag: farms

Dancer bill offering farms grant money for deer fencing clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill that will provide matching grants to farmers to install deer fencing cleared the Assembly Agriculture Committee Thursday. The bill (A4232) expands the existing grant program to farms on unpreserved land, farms with sold or conveyed pinelands development credits, and farms located in sending...

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Assembly passes Dancer bill protecting farmers from costly nuisance lawsuits

TRENTON, N.J. – Farmers defending their operations against meritless nuisance lawsuits could recover reasonable costs and attorney fees under a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer and advanced by the Assembly today. As residential development encroaches into traditionally rural areas, neighbors have increasingly filed nuisance lawsuits over farming operations...

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Governor signs Dancer legislation allowing employees to live on horse farms

TRENTON, N.J. – Home is where the horse is— at least that’s the case in New Jersey after Gov. Phil Murphy signed Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill permitting full-time, year-round farm employees to reside on premises where horses are boarded. “Groomers, trainers and other full-time farm employees often need extended...

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Governor signs Space and Wirths bill establishing food hubs

TRENTON, N.J. – This week the governor signed legislation (A3592/S1953), sponsored by Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths, establishing food hubs to strengthen small-scale New Jersey farms. Food hubs help connect food producers to new markets and services. Selling through a food hub can supplement revenue for small to...

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Space and Wirths bill establishing food hubs goes to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – With today’s unanimous vote in the Assembly, legislation (A3592) sponsored by Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths establishing food hubs to strengthen small-scale New Jersey farms goes to the governor’s desk for his signature. Food hubs help connect food producers to new markets and services. Selling...

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