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It’s that time once again to start thinking about the Census of Agriculture. Every five years, the United States Department of Agriculture sends out a survey to all ag producers, asking for information about their operations. more
Prices paid to dairy farmers have finally reached nearly $25 per cwt. (hundred pounds of milk) and the Class I price in Federal Order One for April’s milk reached $27.63 per cwt., which is … more
PENNSYLVANIA — On March 2, representatives from dairy groups testified before the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board (PMMB) about the premium paid to dairy farmers in the state. That premium is … more
Should an increase in the make allowance be awarded to milk handlers, which could then be used to lower milk prices paid to dairy farmers? Of course not! The make allowance was once part of the … more
Deadlines approach for USDA commodity safety net programs NATIONWIDE — Agricultural producers who have not yet enrolled in the risk coverage or price-loss coverage programs for the 2022 crop … more
As I’m sitting here, the sun is out and the temperature is 50 degrees. Spring fever is starting to kick in and with it the millions of things to do to get crops planted, pastures ready, and a … more
It took seven years for this to happen. But finally, the prices paid to local dairy farmers have reached $20 per hundredweight (CWT). The market administrator for Federal Order #1 has announced the … more
What's new for sustainability in the Upper Delaware region, January 20 to 26 more
Anyone that knew anything about Readington Farms was shocked when they heard the news that they were closing their plant and releasing their dairy farmers. No one was more shocked than I was. I had … more
‘What really matters’ from the Yarnslingers CALLICOON, NY — The Yarnslingers, a group of storytellers, will perform on Sunday, January 23, beginning at 2 p.m. The event will take … more
The closing of one of the most successful dairy operations on the East Coast will leave approximately 150 dairy farmers scrambling for a new market for their milk. Historic Readington Farms of … more
Several years ago, when whole milk was removed from our schools, I started an effort to have it placed back in our schools. I soon realized that this was going to be a real struggle. Right from … more
Here in rural America, more than likely you’ve experienced a lovely drive down the road when all of a sudden, your senses are bombarded with the smell of some sort of manure, freshly spread out … more
After reviewing the special hearing on the problems with the dairy industry, which was conducted by the Dairy Subcommittee and chaired by Sen. Gillibrand (D. NY), without any reservation it must be … more
Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont recently announced that Tom Vilsack, the secretary of agriculture, is responding to the senator’s request for some financial aid for U.S. dairy farmers by making … more
Challenge grant awarded to revitalize Honesdale’s downtown HONESDALE, PA — The John and Helen Villaume Foundation awarded a $30,000 challenge grant that will go toward efforts to … more
I’m trying… I swear I’m trying. But I gotta tell you, I am so sick of starting conversations with “In these difficult times…” that I could scream. You … more
MONTICELLO, NY — The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides an opportunity for eligible seniors to support local farmers and improve their health by increasing their consumption of locally grown fruits, vegetables and fresh-cut herbs. more
Emergency Management Office and Area Agency on Aging deliver COVID-19 vaccinations to homebound PIKE COUNTY, PA — Pike County’s Office of Emergency Management and Area Agency on Aging … more
I once had the responsibility of teaching health and nutrition to incoming students at Job Corps. This residential program run by the Department of Labor offers impoverished youth from ages 16 to 24 … more
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