Prime livestock was on display at the 4th Annual Mohawk Valley Regional 4-H Livestock Show and Sale, which took place at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds in Frankfort, NY, on Sept. 23. [Read more…]
HARRISBURG, PA — Liddleholme Resur Lu-Red-ET, exhibited by Anthony Liddle, Argyle, NY, was named Supreme Champion and Supreme Champion Bred and Owned to conclude the 2017 All-American Dairy Show on Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. [Read more…]
by Cammie Barden
You hear it everywhere — no-tilling practices creates better yield and better soil health. But how exactly does this happen and what can you do to get there.
James Hoorman, USDA NRCS Northeast Regional Soil Health Specialist, went through the basics in nutrient recycling and soil ecology at the 2017 Empire Farm Days. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In just a few weeks, farmers and ranchers across the nation will start receiving the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Producers can mail in their completed census form, or respond online via the improved web questionnaire. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has extensively revised the online questionnaire to make it more convenient for producers. [Read more…]
“We need to get this farm bill done,” said Congressman Glenn Thompson. Thompson’s district in Centre County, Pennsylvania is larger than the five smallest states. “Farm income is down over 50 percent over the past number of years and that is unacceptable.” [Read more…]
REMSEN, NY — If Little Miss Muffet was by chance sitting on her tuffet, eating curds and whey from the Grassy Cow Grazing Dairy Farm, the 1805 nursery rhyme might never have happened, because no spider would have scared her away from the pursuit of the freshest, tastiest cheese curd in the North Country. [Read more…]
Sometimes the best “work” to promote your ag operation is to “network” as it seems for about 20 businesses in Cayuga County, New York that have joined the Sweet Treat Trail. [Read more…]
by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant
Does leaky gut contribute to heat stress and ketosis in dairy cows? Lance Baumgard of Iowa State University presented a webinar on the topic hosted by Ag Model Systems.
His hypothesis is that “the origin of both heat stress — in all farm animals — and ketosis in dairy cows problems is a compromised intestinal integrity.” [Read more…]