Ag Advisory Committee taps Trent Loos

cew-mr-55-1-trent-loos222by Sally Colby

The list of names reads like a list of who’s who in agriculture, an assortment of names from across the country; all of whom have been deeply involved in some form of agriculture for most of their lives. The list is the recently named Agricultural Advisory Committee, formed by President-elect Donald Trump to pioneer new ideas that will strengthen the nation’s ag industry and support rural communities. [Read more…]

Supplementing grazing dairy cows: economics

cew-mr-1-supplementing-grazing1by Tamara Scully

Grazing cows is a requirement for organic milk producers. Organic milk must come from cows that receive no less than 30 percent of their dry matter intake (DMI) from pasture forage during the grazing season, and are actively grazing on pasture for at least 120 days, or as long as possible in the region. Feeding grain is allowed. [Read more…]

Spotted Lanternfly quarantine expands to Bethlehem, 23 other municipalities in six southeastern PA counties

cm-rp-43-1-spotted-lanternflyCitizens encouraged to check for egg masses this fall

HARRISBURG, PA — The discovery of the Spotted Lanternfly in 25 additional municipalities across southeastern Pennsylvania is cause for vigilance, but not alarm, said Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding, who emphasized the importance of citizen engagement in the ongoing effort to contain and eradicate this invasive species. [Read more…]

Simple techniques to eliminate or lessen stiffness in riding horses

cn-mr-1-54-stefanie-1reinhold4866-jpg-copyby Paul Burdziakowski

Well horses perform well. That is the motto of Stefanie Reinhold, an author, former instructor and certified equine massage practitioner who has a passion for resolving pain and trauma related behavioral and performance issues in sport horses.

Reinhold held a clinic at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA, during the 54th annual Equine Affaire where she spoke about the methods that she uses to alleviate stiffness in riding horses. [Read more…]