Archive for Tag: Garden State

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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Assembly clears bill establishing loan program for farmers

TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation assisting farms with loans to buy equipment was approved today by the Assembly. Sponsored by Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Ron Dancer, the bill (S2401/A3810/2535) creates a 15-year small-loan program for farmers, farm co-ops and dairies to finance machinery purchases. The program will be administered by...

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Space & Wirths bill to establish food hubs clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths establishing food hubs to strengthen small-scale farms in the state cleared the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee today. Food hubs help connect food producers with distributors and retailers. The bill (A3592) directs the Department of Agriculture...

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