In a memo to its members and partners throughout the region, The Northeast Livestock Processing Service Company, LLC (NELPSC) has announced it is closing down its storied operation that has helped countless farmers, secure quality processing and market their animals through the Northeast corridor. [Read more…]
by Elizabeth A. Tomlin
What does it take to be a successful, organic, reduced tillage farmer? What are the practices? What are the keys?
Cornell Small Farm Program recently teamed up with Michigan State University and the University of Maine to offer results of the latest research on reduced tillage for small-scale organic vegetable production in a series of webinars. [Read more…]
Ag Day at the State House is always one of Rhode Island agriculture’s biggest days, but this year was historic. On May 17, 2017, the halls around the rotunda were filled with farmers distributing samples of local delicacies and Ag service. [Read more…]
Dr. Travis Hoffman, joint sheep extension specialist for University of Minnesota and North Dakota State University, says lamb is on the uptick, but producers should be aware of trends in order to provide what the market demands. [Read more…]
The old-time auction standard for selling a horse as “sound” was always considered to be sound of eye, wind and not a cribber. If an unscrupulous dealer slipped a horse through an auction with any of these problems not clearly stated he would find himself on the wrong side of the law, the auction and public opinion in short order. [Read more…]
Our hands are a critical part of what we’re able to accomplish every day, and we use them every day to complete routine tasks and precision movements. [Read more…]
With a leap in numbers, the Central New York Beef Producers 2017 Spring Feeder Calf Sale more than tripled in size from the 2016 Fall Sale.
“Through the early winter, after our October 2016 sale, we were pleased to get quite a few calls to include calves in our Spring Sale,” remarked CNY CCE Educator Bill Gibson, coordinator of the CNY Beef Producers and the sales. [Read more…]
New York State is leading the pack when it comes to bringing back industrial hemp — after becoming prohibited about 80 years ago, to be an agricultural option for farmers in the Southern Tier of the state. [Read more…]