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Cranberry Bogs may be moving to Canada from New Jersey


February 9, 2009
By Agri Digest

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Feb. 9, 2009 – The Joseph J. White Cranberry Farm has grown cranberries in Burlington
County, New Jersey, for more than 150 years and is recognized as a
historic landmark at both the state and national levels.

The Joseph J. White Cranberry Farm has grown cranberries in Burlington
County, New Jersey, for more than 150 years and is recognized as a
historic landmark at both the state and national levels. But the farm's
owner, Joe Darlington, like many of his fellow cranberry growers, might
relocate some of his operations out of state due to strict
environmental regulations.

Darlington said he has repeatedly tried to expand his bogs, most of
which were built in the 1800s, only to have those efforts blocked by
the state Department of Environmental Protection. "We're plenty
frustrated," said Darlington, a fifth-generation cranberry farmer who
also had attempts to operate a fresh-produce stand and bus tours of his
farm thwarted by the state. | READ MORE

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