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Cow eats in a feedlot at Suwannee Farms in O'Brien, Fla.  (AP Photo/Tamara Lush, File)
Cow eats in a feedlot at Suwannee Farms in O'Brien, Fla. (AP Photo/Tamara Lush, File)
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New diet guidelines might reflect environment cost

WASHINGTON (AP) -- For years, the government has been issuing guidelines about healthy eating choices. Now, a panel that advises the Agriculture Department is ready to recommend that you be told not only what foods are better for your own health, but for the environment as well.

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Flickr User Andrea Pokrzywinski
Flickr User Andrea Pokrzywinski
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NJ Blueberries: The Cream of the Crop This Year [AUDIO]

New Jersey ranks fifth in the nation in blueberry production and the state's crop is valued at $80.8 million.

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Flickr user Manchester-Monkey
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NJ Strawberry Season Threatened by Heat [AUDIO]

New Jersey farmers are happy the recent heat wave was short-lived. A few more days of extreme temperatures could have meant a quick end to an already-late strawberry season.

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Flickr User jimmypk218
Flickr User jimmypk218
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Positive Signs For Jersey Peach Season [AUDIO]

New Jersey peach growers are optimistic about this growing season, so much so that they are increasing their yields.

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Peach Tree (Flickr User: pa1nt)
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Good News For NJ Peach Lovers

You might not have noticed, but it’s happening all across the Garden State – peach trees are being planted.

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farmer in Salem County
Farmer in Salem County, New Jersey (William Thomas Cain, Getty Images)
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NJ Farmers Face Ever-Changing Conditions [AUDIO]

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher spoke to more than 500 agricultural leaders and officials on Wednesday, noting the challenges and opportunities facing farmers in the Garden State.

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Flickr User Loki69
Flickr User Loki69
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Farming Census Now Underway In New Jersey [AUDIO]

New Jersey farmers have the opportunity to make a positive impact on their communities by taking part in the 2012 Census of Agriculture.

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Flickr User Liljulier
Flickr User Liljulier
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State Kicks Off ‘Choose And Cut’ Christmas Tree Season [AUDIO]

New Jersey's "choose and cut" Christmas tree selling season is officially underway.

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Flickr User Kam's World
Flickr User Kam's World
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New Jersey Touts A Bumper Crop Of Pumpkins [AUDIO]

If you're heading out for some pumpkin picking in New Jersey, you'll have a lot to choose from this year.

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Flickr User Andy Mc
Flickr User Andy Mc
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New Jersey Agri-Tourism Program Ramping Up [AUDIO]

A new Tourist Oriented Destination Sign program has been launched by the state Department of Transportation and the Department of Agriculture.

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