High Farmland Prices – Low Farmland Rents

This month in Sustaining Farming on the Urban Fringe – High Farmland Value, Low Farmland Rent: Unintended Consequences, we explore how extraordinary high NJ cropland values became coupled with surprisingly low cost farmland rents. [Read more…]

Farming 7,500 acres by Cell Phone

This month in Sustaining Farming on the Urban Fringe:
First Generation Farmer of the Future – 7,500 acres conventional & organic cash grains by cell phone.

We dig deep into the nature of ag entrepreneurship, and how to profit using a non-judgmental approach to both conventional and organic production by supplying different markets. [Read more…]

Crisis Fatigue and Ag in the Middle

Crisis FatigueFor over a year we’ve been talking about creating a program that would help Ag in the Middle farms better cope with the special problems of farming on the urban fringe. What’s the rub?
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Farm Calls: Health Care Reform and NJ Farms

We’ve said in past articles, “Growers have to know a lot, about a lot” to be successful farming on the urban fringe. Farm operations are affected in innumerable ways by activities on Capitol Hill. Keeping up with the changes is a full time job.  [Read more…]