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We’re called the Garden State for a reason — NJ values its farms

Nearly three in five residents, or members of their family, have visited a farm in the last year, according to a new FDU PublicMind poll.

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Dry spell less of a problem for farmers right now

New Jersey has not seen any appreciable rain lately, but farmers in the state say they are all right — for now.

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AeroFarms vertical farming
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Feeding the future: World’s largest vertical farm going up in Newark

With the vertical approach, food production occurs in layers, stacked towards the ceiling.

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Jersey farmers hoping for rain

Irrigation is an option but it's expensive

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Winter cold is displayed outside a bank in Ewing (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Meia NJ)
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February freeze decimates the peach crop in Northeastern US

The peach crop in much of the Northeast was decimated by sub-zero temperatures in mid-February in what one fruit tree expert describes as the Valentine's Day massacre of the peach blooms.

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Farmland assessment status – do you support stricter regulations? – Poll

Scoring a tax break through farmland assessment status will become harder for New Jersey residents in August as a result of new regulations.

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Tough winter may benefit New Jersey farmers

While it's still pretty early in the year for Jersey Fresh, crops may actually have benefited from another brutal winter in the Garden State.

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AeroFarms Newark mockup
A group of investors is turning an old industrial building in Newark into the headquarters to technology farming company AeroFarm, the group announced today. A rendering of the Newark headquarters, which the company says will open its first phase during the second half of this year. (Credit: AeroFarm)
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Newark to house world’s largest vertical farm

Newark's Ironbound district will soon be home to the world's largest vertical farm.

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Organic farm sales see growth in NJ

Organic farms in New Jersey are seeing sales increase.

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Keeping the Garden in the Garden State [AUDIO]

The latest census data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows total farm acreage in the Garden State has decreased slightly, but the average farm is larger and more profitable than it used to be.

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