Farm Aid 2018

2018-10-29T15:53:16+00:00October 29th, 2018|Eastern Edition, Mid Atlantic, New England Farm Weekly, Western Edition|

by Michael Wren 
HARTFORD, CT – In 1985 Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp hosted a concert to help raise awareness of the loss of family farms across America and raise funds to help keep farmers on their land. Thirty-three years later they are still playing, with many more artists joining them to support family farms. 

Horse Tales: Preparing for winter

2018-09-25T10:37:17+00:00September 25th, 2018|Eastern Edition, Mid Atlantic, New England Farm Weekly, Western Edition|

Preparing for winter
It’s barely autumn — but we’re thinking that there might be a long, hard winter coming. These past few weeks we’ve remarked that we’ve never seen so many squirrels and chipmunks in the yard — there have been several chipmunks in the chickens’ fenced in run stealing chicken feed each morning, squirrels chasing each other and falling out of trees, squirrels knocking over chipmunks on their way to the bird feeders,… and yesterday the mystery was solved as to what was happening to all the apples in my October apple tree when I saw a squirrel run up the tree, grab a big apple in its mouth and run back down the tree with it! (more…)

Bringing home the bacon with 4-H

2018-09-14T15:42:33+00:00September 14th, 2018|New England Farm Weekly|

by Courtney Llewellyn
LANCASTER, MA – When one hears the name “Lancaster,” often the first thing that comes to mind is the bucolic town in Pennsylvania renowned nationwide for its old school agrarian practices. This Lancaster, located in northern Worcester County, is known as the “mothertown” to most of eastern central Massachusetts. (more…)

Forage intercropping for resilience

2018-09-10T12:52:57+00:00September 10th, 2018|Eastern Edition, New England Farm Weekly, Western Edition|

by Tamara Scully
A presentation by Cornell professor Matt Ryan, and PhD student Ann Bybee-Finley, of the Sustainable Cropping Systems Laboratory, discussing an ongoing three-year forage resiliency experiment, was held recently in conjunction with a pasture walk at Larry and Denise Moore’s 270-acre certified-organic dairy farm in Lansing, NY. (more…)

The Woodstock Creamery

2018-09-04T08:30:23+00:00September 4th, 2018|New England Farm Weekly|

by George Looby
In 1888 a group of Woodstock, CT, farmers decided that the time had come to pool resources and construct a building to be used as a creamery in which to store their milk prior to its being shipped to a processing plant in Worcester, Providence or Hartford. Being a rather innovative group, they decided to call the business the Woodstock Creamery. (more…)