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November 16, 2016

Given that New Jersey is the Garden State, it makes a sort of sense that virtually all residents (95 percent) believe that a strong farming industry is at least somewhat important to our overall economic health, according to the most recent Fairleigh Dickinson PublicMind Poll. The survey, sponsored by the New Jersey Farm Bureau, also indicates that 75 percent of respondents believe that farming is very important to the state’s wellbeing.

Two-thirds of those who took the poll say they have heard of the slogan, “Jersey Fresh,” an indication that the slogan has reached a broad audience.

The survey also found that 46 percent of New Jerseyans support increasing wages for seasonal agricultural labor to $10/hour in 2018, and then capping them until 2020.

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