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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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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images
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Federal Subsidies For Junk Food Being Targeted [AUDIO]

The New Jersey Public Interest Research Group (NJPIRG) is calling the Federal Government to stop subsidizing the producers of large commodity crops like soybeans and corn, who then turn them into junk food ingredients.

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Severe Drought Threatens Midwest Corn Crops
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How Will The Drought Affect Food Prices In NJ? [AUDIO]

Corn and soybean crops have been deteriorating rapidly in the Midwest as the region deals with one of the worst droughts on record. In turn, New Jersey residents can expect short-term and long-term price changes at the grocery store.

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Flickr User Brx0
Flickr User Brx0
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‘Tis the Season for New Jersey Blueberries [AUDIO]

Summer is almost here which means New Jersey's favorite fruit is in high demand.

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Peach Tree (Flickr User: pa1nt)
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What is it about the Jersey Peach?

The climate, soil, sun and rain in New Jersey make for the perfect conditions for one of summer's favorite fruits, the peach.  New Jersey is fourth in the country when it comes to peach production with a wholesale value of more than $36 million.  That's according to the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council, the state's organization dedicated to promoting and marketing peaches.  This year's crops are ripening earlier than usual and will most likely be ready by the end of June.  Peaches already are being picked in some orchards in South Jersey.

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Flickr User Naturally Sussex
Flickr User Naturally Sussex
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Spring Planting? Try ‘Jersey Grown’ [AUDIO]

If you're planning to start your spring planting, why not purchase 'Jersey Grown' annuals?

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