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.
The 20-year-old member of the SUNY Morrisville woods sports team has proven himself as one of the best lumberjacks in the country after earning a ticket to the national STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Series Championships, July 27-29 in Milwaukee, WI. [Read more…]
Kevin Erb, Certified Crop Agronomist with University of Wisconsin extension, encourages farmers to understand the value of farm manure in crop production systems. [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…]
by Sally Colby
There’s no lack of stress among dairy farmers, and even the general non-ag public is becoming aware of the struggles in the industry. [Read more…]