The Haemaphysalis longicornis tick, also known as the East Asian tick, the longhorned tick, and the bush tick, has been found in three nearby states — New Jersey, West Virginia and Virginia. The Maryland Department of Agriculture urges animal owners to check livestock and pets for this new, exotic species, and to report any unusual ticks or high volumes of tick bites to the department’s Animal Health Program office. [Read more…]
Information released by the Center for Disease Control, last updated July 25, 2017.
- Anaplasmosis is transmitted to humans by tick bites primarily from the blacklegged tick in the northeastern and upper midwestern U.S. and the western blacklegged tick along the Pacific coast.
Farming has changed by leaps and bounds and, thanks to technology, there are many more aspects and options to consider. That is what students attending the 2nd annual Farming Your Future discovered. [Read more…]
The rains held out until late afternoon and it was beautiful spring weather that greeted the many visitors who came to celebrate Spring Plow Day at Saunderskill Farms, Accord, NY, on Saturday April 28. Sponsored by the Hudson Valley Draft Horse Association, (HVDHA) visitors found that in addition to several pairs and teams of draft horses, about a half-dozen pair of oxen and a pair of mules added to the colorful lineup of draft animals that made their way around to plow the fields. [Read more…]
Many livestock farms rely on a combination of grazing and stored forages to feed ruminant animals throughout the year. This involves careful consideration of forage species that will work for both pasture and stored forage. Producers should plan ahead to minimize risk and ensure successful crop establishment. [Read more…]
by Elizabeth A. Tomlin
Multicultural farm workers are being focused on more keenly than in previous years, with a highlight on communication and literacy skills required for adaptation to U.S. culture. [Read more…]
Jim Goodman, dairy farmer and president of the National Family Farm Coalition says the dairy industry is in a crisis situation, and added that it isn’t the first time. “I’ve been a dairy farmer all my life, basically the last 40 years; 20 as conventional farmer and the last 20 as an organic dairy farmer,” he said. [Read more…]
“Passionate” is the word that Herkimer County Dairy Princess Connie Louise Frasier used to describe dairy farmers she has interacted with over her past year representing the Herkimer County Dairy Promotion team. [Read more…]