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The points of contact between Rutgers Cooperative Extension Service and the grower & business communities are the NJ County Agricultural Agents. The agents are a tremendous source of information for both new and experienced growers. Visit your local county extension office.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Pre-Season Farm Labor Meetings

In conjunction with NJ Farm Bureau, Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension has scheduled the following 2012 Pre-Season Farm Labor Meetings:
  • Wed., February 29, RCE-Cumberland Office, Morton Ave, Rosenhayn, 7:00-9:30pm
  • Mon., March 5, RCE-Atlantic Office, Old Harding Hwy, Mays Landing, 7:00-9:30pm
Updates and overviews of farm labor regulations will be presented by representatives of NJ and US Depts of Labor; NJ DEP Pesticide Control Program; Rutgers Cooperative Extension and NJ Farm Bureau covering:
  • Worker Protection Standards
  • Federal Labor Regs including Migrant & Seasonal Ag Worker Protection Act (MSPA); Farm Labor Standards Act; and transportation issues.
  • NJ Labor Regs covering Wage & Hour and Child Labor.
  • Immigration Reform Updates
Rick VanVranken

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Fertilizer Prices Spiking Again

"Fertilizer prices jumped last fall on global demand and expectations for a large increase in corn plantings in the United States."  Worrisome news for all growers.
Rick VanVranken
By Tom Polansek
Mon Feb 13, 2012

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