A pragmatic view of clipping pastures

CEW-MR-1-Clipping-pastures51by Troy Bishopp

Clipping is one of the top 10 topics discussed at any pasture walk. It basically surrounds the concept of dealing with out of control forage growth, getting the grass back to a vegetative state, thwarting the weed proliferation or keeping the place tidy. When it comes to the practice of clipping, bush-hogging or pruning pastures, I have waffled more than a politician. [Read more…]

Ask the Lawyer: Personal Injury Litigation

by Jay Girvin, Esq. Girvin & Ferlazzo. P.C. Albany, NY

  1. How long does it take to litigate a personal injury lawsuit from start to finish?

While that is a perfectly fair question (and one that is frequently asked by prospective personal injury clients), it is also a very difficult question to answer — other than to note that the litigation process typically takes longer than you might think. [Read more…]

The link between biodiversity and organic agriculture

CW-MR-3-BIOD-C3C1by Karl H. Kazaks

NRCS recently hosted an online program on the importance of biodiversity to agriculture and how organic agriculture tends to support increased biodiversity. The event was part of a series exploring the environmental benefits of organic agriculture.

The occasion was part of the USDA’s broader effort to educate the agriculture community and the public at large about organic agriculture, with the aim to increase organic production. [Read more…]

Farmers’ markets get creative to bring in customers

CE-MR-2-Farmers-Market21by Jane Primerano

There are many farmers’ markets in northern New Jersey and they each have to get creative to stay busy and profitable.

The market in Sparta, Sussex County, has moved twice, from the municipal building parking lot to the middle school lot and now is in the parking lot of medical offices. [Read more…]

Read the label, and read it again

by Sally Colby

“The FDA is responsible for the regulation of all human and animal drugs in this country,” said Dr. Troy Brick, assistant professor in preventive medicine at the Ohio State University. “Their primary responsibility is to the public. They need to make sure that the food supply is safe, and they feel that in some instances, the use of antibiotics in our animals is contributing to resistance in some bacteria. I would argue that I do not believe that the literature agrees with that — there are arguments on both sides.” [Read more…]