WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dairy farmers from across the country visited Capitol Hill as part of the National Milk Producers Federation’s annual young farmer fly-in to Washington, where in more than 200 meetings they asked lawmakers for action on a handful of issues important to the dairy sector. [Read more…]
New England Farm Weekly
Orly Munzing fundraises year-round for Brattleboro, VT based Strolling of the Heifers (the Stroll), an event she founded 17 years ago to assist farmers. She lives next door to a farm but is not a farmer. Bearing witness to her neighbor’s hard work was the genesis for the Stroll. [Read more…]
A new challenge in the form of the FDA Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act is here. Among its many sets and subsets, it clearly defines the way in which antibiotics may be used in food animal management. Perhaps it is better said it clearly defines when antibiotics designated to be used in humans may not be used in the feed of animals. [Read more…]
BioSafe Systems announces the strategic hires of Carleton Birk for the role of Operations Manager, and Tenaya Becker, Ester Mastronardi, Patrick Clark, and Kyle Pickles for the roles of Technical Sales Representatives in their respective geographic regions throughout USA and Canada. [Read more…]
How do you know if your livestock needs shade? The answer has to do with heat stress. But heat stress can get complicated.
If animals are in the thermoneutral zone (TNZ), then shade isn’t needed. Outside of that zone, an animal must expend energy keeping cool. [Read more…]
Things can get hectic at times during the day of a show, according to Debra Hopkins, a sheep breeder and clinician. By staying on top of the show schedule and prioritizing the tasks which need to be done you can have a smooth show day. [Read more…]
Anyone with a pesticide applicator’s license has heard it: the label is the law.
Tracy Harpster, Penn State extension educator, pesticide education program, says labels are not only the law but also include information about the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for that product. [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…]