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AUG. 1, 2019 CADB MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED

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Apply by August 30 for Assistance for Conservation Activities on Agricultural and Forest Land

New Jersey’s State Conservationist Carrie Lindig with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is encouraging agricultural producers and forest land managers to contact their local NRCS office to plan conservation activities for their operations for next year. Applications for assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), EQIP Conservation Activity Plans and EQIP Initiatives submitted to local NRCS offices by August 30, 2019, will be considered for Fiscal Year 2020 funding. Read more about the program.

Emergency Loans for Farmers – Applications Due October 4

If you are a farmer who experienced production losses to agricultural commodities that were caused by Hurricane Florence and excessive rain, you may qualify for emergency loans. Applications are being accepted until October 4, 2019.

Please be aware that this qualifies as an Emergency Loan, and would, therefore, require to be repaid. Producers must have production losses to agricultural commodities that were caused by the aforementioned disasters.

  1. Hurricane Florence (Excessive Rain, Moisture, and Storm-force Winds)
    Disaster Date: July 20, 2018 – September 27, 2018
    Primary Disaster Counties: Warren, Sussex, Morris
    Contiguous Disaster Counties: Hunterdon, Somerset, Union, Essex, Passaic
    Contiguous Counties in Adjacent States: NY: Orange, PA: Pike, Monroe, Northampton, Bucks
  2. Excessive Rain and Moisture
    Disaster Date: July 20, 2018 – September 27, 2018
    Primary Disaster Counties: Hunterdon, Somerset
    Contiguous Disaster Counties: Warren, Morris, Union, Middlesex, Mercer
    Contiguous Counties in Adjacent States: PA: Bucks

Morris Preserves its 136th Farm

The Morris County Agriculture Development Board permanently preserved the Young Farm in Chester Township as of July 10, 2018.

Farmers’ Guide to Innovative USDA Programs and Resources

Today’s farmers are changing the way we farm and eat in this country. Read the new Farmers’ Guide to Innovative USDA Programs and Resources; it’s for anyone who is farming – or thinking about getting into farming – whether you’re a beginner or just looking to try something new.

SADC Landowner Guide Available

Recently, there has been significant interest among certain private utility companies, predominantly those related to developing natural gas pipelines and electrical transmission systems, to cross over preserved farmland for the purposes of upgrading or expanding utility system capacity. The SADC has developed a landowner guide to help preserved farmland owners understand the SADC’s procedures for condemnation of preserved farmland.

Website Makes It Easier for Farmers to Find Land, and Landowners to Find Farmers

The State Agriculture Development Committee’s (SADC’s) NJ Land Link website, www.njlandlink.org, connects farmers who are seeking land or farming opportunities, with those who have farmland or business opportunities available.

Guidebook Explains the Basics of Farm Leases for New Jersey Farmland Owners and Farmers

The State Agriculture Development Committee’s (SADC’s) guidebook, Leasing Farmland in New Jersey, includes information on creating and maintaining a lease, sample leases, profiles of various leasing arrangements, and additional resources to assist with leasing issues. Download the guidebook.

Promote Your Farm or Event on VisitNJ.org

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has been in discussions the state Division of Travel and Tourism, concerning gaining more exposure for our farms and agricultural events on the Division’s very popular and highly-used website www.visitnj.org.

Read more about how to list your agribusiness or farm.