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…]
RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has activated its toll-free hotline to help farmers affected by the winter storm to connect with resources that can assist with recovery.
Farmers who have an agricultural emergency can call 1-866-506-6222. The hotline will be staffed 24 hours a day through Friday, Feb. 14. Operating hours will be re-evaluated at that time.
“This storm is bringing a potentially nasty mix of snow and ice,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “Possible impacts to farms include power outages, damage to agricultural buildings and animal health emergencies. We are prepared to work with our state and local partners to help our agricultural community in the storm’s aftermath.”
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…]
WOODSTOCK, VA — Hauling. Buying. Selling. Backgrounding. In a nutshell, that’s what Daryl Bowman does. He operates two businesses, Daryl Bowman Livestock (his transport and brokering business) and Blessed Acres (his farm). But the larger picture is more complicated. What Bowman does involves managing five trucks, scheduling the transport of cattle to destinations as far as Illinois and Kansas, attending several sales per week, and running his 300-acre farm. [Read more…]
When encountering the world of animal cruelty, one can be easily overcome by the staggering number of ways used to inflict animal cruelty. Comfort may be taken in the fact that there were people back in the American Civil War who exacted retribution for such actions. A prime example was General Ulysses Grant who, when he saw a man flogging a horse, had the man stopped, stripped of his shirt and tied to a post where he took the horse whip and ordered the man flogged without mercy. Hopefully the man learned his lesson and did not repeat the offense. Countless laws and protective regulations would prohibit Grant’s action today. Animal cruelty continues on a widespread basis at the hands of the thoughtless, the impulsive, and even those who engage in such activity subversively as sport and gambling. [Read more…]