A new era of regulation

CM-MR-2-A new era 1by 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. [Read more…]

NY Farm Bureau president discusses members’ priorities for 2014

CEW-MR-2-NYFB pres Nort#40Aby Pat Malin

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.” [Read more…]

Pullis Family To Host Barn Meeting

The O-H-M (Otsego, Herkimer, Montgomery Counties) Holstein Club is pleased to announce that their 2014 winter barn meeting will be held on Saturday, February 22 at Roedale Farm in Richfield Springs, NY from Noon to 3PM. A complimentary lunch will be served throughout the afternoon and all are invited to attend. [Read more…]

Advancing Eco Agriculture Redefines Healthy Crops

The technology to monitor plant health in the field has evolved very little in the last few decades.  Advancing Eco Agriculture is excited to introduce next generation plant sap analysis technology.  It can provide fast and accurate diagnosis of nutritional imbalances well in advance of the technology currently widely used. [Read more…]