Archive for Tag: farms

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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