How fast was this past 20 years? How many things can you remember from 1997? What’s different about this year’s Keystone Farm Show? What did they do in 2017 that hasn’t been done before? What sets it apart from previous years? [Read more…]
With milk prices bottoming out this past year, the last thing Kevin and Jack Putman of Fulton County, NY, needed was to lose their milk market. But that is exactly what happened.
With a mixed herd of primarily Milking Shorthorns and Brown Swiss, averaging about 90 head, Putmans, along with many other New York dairies, were dropped by Elmhurst & Worchester Creamery. [Read more…]
WATERLOO, NY — The Northeast has experienced its share of extreme weather in recent years, with excessive rainfall in 2015 and drought last year. As with any crop, growing good corn requires farmers to plan for less-than-ideal weather. Quirine Ketterings, nutrient management Spear Program at Cornell University and Don Specker, DuPont Pioneer, North Atlantic Commercial Unit, recently presented “Corn Nitrogen Management in Extreme Weather Years” at the annual Corn Congress. [Read more…]
Andrew Younker from Fleetwood, Berks Co. and his five-year-old Jersey cow, Milk & Honey Minister Shirley, won Supreme Champion Dairy Cow honors at the 101st PA Farm Show in Harrisburg, PA. This was the first time that Younker competed at the PA show after having competed in dairy events in Wisconsin and Louisville, KY in the past. Younker’s win came after a time of careful deliberation among judges because the initial outcome of the judging ended in a tie between the Jersey and the Red and White cows. [Read more…]
On Jan. 17, the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) announced that former U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will join the organization as president and CEO, effective Feb. 1, 2017. USDEC is a non-profit, independent organization that seeks to enhance the global demand for U.S. dairy products and ingredients. [Read more…]