Oroho-Space farm bills become law


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos



  • State Sen. Steven Oroho




  • State Assemblyman Parker Space



TRENTON — A package of comprehensive farm bills sponsored by Sen. Steve Oroho (R-Sussex) and Assemblyman Parker Space (R-Sussex) benefitting the state’s farming industry, schools and food banks was signed Monday by Gov. Chris Christie.

“New Jersey has a long history of farming and farm culture, especially in the district I represent,” Oroho said. “Not only will these new laws help us keep the farmer on the farm, they will help educate students about New Jersey’s important agricultural heritage.”

“Agriculture is the third largest industry in the state, providing thousands of jobs and billions in revenue,” Space said. “These new laws continue our support of this vital industry. They protect farmers, help students understand why New Jersey is known as the Garden State, and provide fresh, nutritious food to food banks and soup kitchens.”

The first bill (A3056) encourages schools and colleges to donate excess food to feed the poor through nonprofit organizations. The second bill (A3058) creates a coordinating council to improve the Farm to School program. The third (A4580) and fourth (A4581) measures provide more than $24.3 million in funding for farmland preservation. The fifth (S2457) allows residents to donate to the New Jersey Fresh program through their income tax returns.

Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Where in Byram?
Do you know where this photo was taken? If so, go to www.townshipjournal.com, click on the Fun & Games tab and post your answer.
Read more »
Image

Toy train carries delight for kids and hope for families
By Laurie Gordon
Santa didn't come on a sleigh on Saturday. He came in a train filled with...

Read more »
Image

German Christmas Market rings in holiday season
By Rose Sgarlato
SPARTA- An estimated 30,000 people attended Lake Mohawk’s 16th Annual German Christmas Market last weekend.
The Dec. 2-3 event, known as...

Read more »
Image

Math learning center now in Sparta
By Rose Sgarlato
Operating on the foundation that every child can become great at math, Mathnasium opened Oct.23 at 8 Town...

Read more »
Image

VIDEOS



E-NEWSLETTER

Sign up to get our newsletter emailed to you every week!

  • Enter your email address in the box below.
  • Select the newsletters you would like to subscribe to.
  • Click the 'SUBSCRIBE' button.

* indicates required
Community Newspapers


MOST READ

Where in clues
Where in Byram?
  • Dec 6, 2017
Local News
Math learning center now in Sparta
  • Dec 6, 2017
Sports
Lenape Valley soccer champs
  • Dec 5, 2017
Local News
Realtors hold toy drive
  • Dec 4, 2017

MOST COMMENTED



Find more about Weather in Andover, NJ