Farmers spoke with passion and legislators listened. That’s how it went during a listening session held recently during the Pennsylvania State Farm Show where about 50 farmers and others involved in other aspects of agriculture gathered to share ideas and concerns with those who determine policy. [Read more…]
The Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA was once again the host site for New England’s largest poultry show known as the Northeastern Poultry Congress. The 44th annual event, which took place Jan. 14 and 15, had a total of 260 exhibitors and 2,516 fowl on display that included various breeds of large fowl, bantams, ducks, turkeys and guineas. [Read more…]
The thermometer registered zero — a perfect morning for 270 vegetable and small fruit growers, employees and suppliers to meet at Maneeley’s Conference Center in South Windsor, CT, for the annual winter meeting. Speakers for the day provided a wealth of new information to those registered and the trade show allowed everyone to see what was available in the way of new seed varieties, various support groups and machinery for the upcoming season. [Read more…]
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…]