Due the winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service for Tuesday, February 18th, the Soil Health and Cover Crop Forums scheduled in East Wareham, Grafton and Leominster, Massachusetts have been cancelled. The forum at UMass., Amherst will be held as scheduled. Continue reading
by Steve Wagner
At the 45th Cattle Feeder’s Day held at Lancaster, PA’s Farm and Home Center on Jan. 28, Penn State Extension Veterinarian Dr. Dave Wolfgang fielded questions at the end of his presentation on wise use of antibiotics. In his talk, he referenced what he called a new era of regulation. Because some farmers see regulation as the enemy or as over-regulation or even regulatory over-reach, Wolfgang went on the record as saying that exacting records keeping can only protect the farmer. Continue reading
PULASKI, VA — “We knew it was going to be a transition,” said Bill Kegley. “The cold weather has made it that much more of a challenge.”
On Oct. 22, Kegley Farms opened a new milking barn with four Lely Astronaut milkers. Since then, the farm — like much of eastern part of the nation — has experienced a number of unusually cold days, with air temperatures dropping on several occasions to below zero. Continue reading
ALBANY, NY — Moments after concluding a conference call with reporters on Jan. 29, New York Farm Bureau (NYFB) president Dean Norton was pleased to hear that the U.S. House of Representatives had passed a five-year farm bill, also known as the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act.
Norton said he was “very happy with most of the items in the farm bill… When it comes to dairy, we got 85 percent of what we asked for.” Continue reading