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NJ residents don’t have to go to the country to eat a lot of peaches

This year's New Jersey peach crop is one for the books, according to New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Doug Fisher.

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NJ mainstay crops slower this season, but they will be good

The cool wet spring has delayed some of the, "allstars of Jersey Fresh," the corn, peaches and tomatoes this summer. But it could have been worse.

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NJ’s blueberry industry is fine, despite problems in other states

While some other states' blueberry crops are having their share of problems, New Jersey's berries are having another great season.

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It’s strawberry season in New Jersey: Get ’em while they last

It is strawberry season in New Jersey, and the operative words are "short" and "sweet."

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Your favorite fruits have survived NJ’s crazy weather … so far

It was a nerve-wrecking winter — one that included the warmest February on record in New Jersey — at Melick's Town Farm in Oldwick, where their peach trees trees were getting tricked into thinking it was the peak of spring.

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All of this nice weather has a downside for New Jersey fruit farmers

While you may be enjoying the recent respite from winter, New Jersey fruit farmers are on pins and needles.

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Cranberry strains developed by Rutgers are being grown globally

It may be a side dish at your Thanksgiving feast, but Rutgers researchers have been working for a long time to develop the ideal cranberry for that sauce.

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Ugly fruits and veggies need a second chance, NJ lawmakers say

About a third of the world's food goes to waste, often because of its looks ugly. New Jersey lawmakers want to change that.

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NJ’s agriculture sector still a major economic player

New Jersey agriculture, in all of its forms, continues to be an integral part of the state's economy -- now more than ever.

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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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