Congressman Brindisi works on NY agriculture priorities

2019-03-19T09:39:16-05:00March 19, 2019|Eastern Edition|

by Troy Bishopp

UTICA, NY — Back on the campaign trail, Democratic Candidate, Anthony Brindisi, vowed to work for agriculture throughout the 22nd congressional district. After winning a contentious mid-term election against incumbent Republican Congresswoman, Claudia Tenney, the freshman New York Congressman is moving forward with his commitment to listen, understand and act on behalf of farmers.


OHM Holstein Club Farm Tour

2019-03-19T09:26:58-05:00March 19, 2019|Eastern Edition|

by Katie Navarra

Members of the Otsego-Herkimer-Montgomery O-H-M Holstein Club of Central New York enjoyed a sunny day for their annual open barn/open house tour on March 9. This year’s event was hosted by Kings-Ransom Farm, LLC in Schuylerville, NY, a fifth-generation dairy operation run by brothers Jeff and Jan King and their families.


Bovine Health

2019-03-19T09:11:10-05:00March 19, 2019|Eastern Edition|

Displaced Abomasum: Making the Right Decision

by Gabe Middleton DVM

Transition cow programs have improved to increase cow health in early lactation, thus causing a reduction in transition cow diseases on many herds. There are several management reasons why transition cows might experience disease, and all of those factors should be evaluated on the dairy to maximize welfare and profitability. One of the most expensive transition cow diseases from both a direct (cost of fixing the disease) and indirect (cost of lost milk) is displaced abomasum (DA).


Crop Comments: Sustainable Soil Seminar, in Syracuse

2019-03-19T08:58:33-05:00March 19, 2019|Eastern Edition, Mid Atlantic, New England Farm Weekly, Western Edition|

On March 6, approximately 175 people attended the all-day 2019 NOFA-NY Dairy and Field Crops Conference. This Conference, held at the Holiday Inn of Syracuse/Liverpool, also served as the annual membership meeting of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY). In addition to attendees absorbing the lectures presented by the keynote speakers, the guests were able to visit with any of the 24 vendors sponsoring this program.


The importance of understanding farm economics

2019-03-18T16:00:48-05:00March 18, 2019|Eastern Edition, Western Edition|

by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

AUBURN, NY — In many farm households, the husband handles all the finances while the wife may have little interaction with them. That’s why Mark Modzeleski, financial advisor with Legacy Wealth Advisors of New York in Syracuse, presented “Turning the Famine into a Feast” at the recent Central New York Regional Conference for Women.


American Angus Association raises awareness on EPDs for PAP

2019-03-19T09:33:06-05:00March 18, 2019|Eastern Edition, Western Edition|

by Tina L. LaVallee

On Feb. 1, 2019, the American Angus Association made public the first set of research EPDs for pulmonary arterial pressure (PAP). The goal of this new EPD is to help producers select breeding stock that are less susceptible to High Altitude Disease, a potentially fatal condition affecting cattle exposed to elevations of 5,000 feet and above. The current research EPDs consist of A.I. permitted bulls with accuracy values of .40 or higher for trait, as determined through the combined databases of the American Angus Association, Colorado State University, Angus Genetics Inc. (AIG) and Dr. Tim Holt.