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Cooperstown Farmer’s Market brings the heat to winter’s chill

2019-02-19T10:50:29+00:00February 19, 2019|Eastern Edition|

by Troy Bishopp

COOPERSTOWN, NY — Legendary Cleveland Indians Pitcher, Bob Feller said, “Cooperstown is the greatest place on Earth.” In the historic village amongst the shadows of the iconic Hall of Fame and Doubleday Field lies another star player located in the former Leatherstocking Garage building just off Main Street. For baseball fans, opera singers, tourists and local residents, the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market hits a home run in the local food field of dreams — even in winter.


Managing stubborn weeds

2019-02-19T10:41:43+00:00February 19, 2019|Eastern Edition|

by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

WATERLOO, NY — Marestail, giant ragweed, Palmer, waterhemp and pigweed represent problematic plants no farmer wants to see on the farm’s soybean fields. Mark Loux, extension specialist in weed science from The Ohio State University, recently spoke at the Soybean & Small Grains Congress on how to prevent the spread of these weeds.


Beef cattle transportation and welfare

2019-02-19T09:50:02+00:00February 19, 2019|Eastern Edition|

by Tamara Scully

Transportation of livestock is a stressful event for the animals. Just ask Brianna the cow, a recent New Jersey escapee who either fell or jumped from a transport truck heading to the slaughterhouse. While events such as this aren’t common, the safety and well-being of cattle being transported — no matter the end destination — is an important concern for the livestock industry.


Agritourism ~ Are you ready?

2019-02-19T10:30:58+00:00February 19, 2019|Eastern Edition, Western Edition|

by Elizabeth A. Tomlin

Agritourism has become a popular concept among farms looking for means to potentially boost their income, and Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Schoharie, Otsego, Sullivan, and Ulster counties have joined together to take part in a 6-session webinar hosted by Delaware County CCE, and sponsored by the Northeast Extension Risk Management Education Center to assist farm owners in preparing for farm visitors.