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SWD caught in NH

by Alan Eaton, George Hamilton, and Linda Kuhnhardt; UNH Cooperative Extension We captured our first spotted wing drosophila (SWD) on June 22, 2017 in Hillsborough County.  This is about 2 weeks earlier than expected.  If you grow early varieties of … Continue reading

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Mustard Cover Crops Offer benefits beyond Soil Health

By Rico Balzano, UVM Extension Agronomy Outreach Professional There is growing consensus that cover crops have many environmental and agronomic benefits including reducing soil erosion, adding valuable organic matter, and improving overall soil health. But how do cover crops fit … Continue reading

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How does health insurance affect farmers and ranchers? Help influence rural health policy in upcoming survey

Farmers and ranchers: How does health insurance affect you? Help influence rural health policy by participating in an upcoming USDA funded survey. Your responses will help researchers understand how health-insurance policy affects farmers’ and ranchers’ decisions to invest, expand, and … Continue reading

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Farm Labor Survey

Please take a few minutes today to complete an online survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/aglabor2016) about your experiences making decisions about and managing farm labor. The survey is part of a multi-state research and extension project working to help farmers better anticipate the amount and type of labor they … Continue reading

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Still Trying to Figure Out if Your Farm Needs to Comply with the Produce Safety Rule of FSMA?

by Heather Bryant, UNH Cooperative Extension Field Specialist, Grafton County. If I said to you, are you “not covered”, “qualified exempt” or “covered” would you know what I’m talking about?  If the answer is no, you are not alone!  But … Continue reading

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Farm-Food Matchmaking Event

The NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food is holding their 2nd annual  NH Farm/Food Matchmaking Program on February 21, 2017. This event brings together New Hampshire farm and food producers who are seeking wholesale markets with interested buyers. Last year, there were 40 … Continue reading

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Vegetable Growers’ School talks posted

Last week, about 60 growers attended the Vegetable Growers’ School: Focus on Cucurbits, in Concord NH. We heard about some terrific new updates from Dr. Brent Loy and Janel Martin about their research at the NH Agricultural Experiment Station. For those … Continue reading

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