From The Press

  •   Have you ever wanted to help give New York agriculture a positive image? Here’s your chance! Even during a busy fall harvest season, we need to continue to show our pride in the care we provide our animals, the land and our community. To help you do so, the New York Animal Agriculture Coalition […]




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  • Summertime means school vacation, ice cream cones, cook outs and swimming in the local pool but for farm kids, it means the county fair is right around the corner. One of my favorite things to do during the summer was not only go to the county fair but live there with my cows, pigs and […]




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  • Warning: I’m on my soapbox today. Here’s an interesting read from the New York Times, titled “For Cows, Daughters Mean More Milk”. The article shares the results of a new study that finds “the amount of milk a cow produces is affected by the sex of her fetus.” Interesting, indeed – and I thank the […]




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  • Here’s something to raise your glass of milk to… New York is once again the third in national milk production, according to data released by the USDA.  New York has historically ranked third, but recently slipped into fourth place with the expansion of Idaho’s dairy industry.  But not for long!  New York dairy farmers and their four-legged […]




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  • Animal welfare is an issue farmers take seriously. As the caretakers of cattle, dairy farmers follow a wide variety of practices to ensure their animals are healthy and safe at all times. Beyond providing the basics of food, water and shelter, some farmers even go above and beyond by providing waterbeds, rubber floor mats, back […]




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  • The Great New York State Fair reports that they earned seven awards in the annual competition operated by the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE). IAFE is the trade group representing more than 1,000 fairs, events, and expositions from around the world. The awards were announced at the event’s annual convention in Las Vegas. […]




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  • It has been a couple years since my husband and I went to the movies. We just aren’t movie-watching people. We have little kids, we work long hours, we have a short attention span and we’d rather be outside doing something around our house with the kids – if and when we get a free […]




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  • New York’s dairy industry today welcomed one more dairy farm to its growing list of farms that produce milk – and now, renewable energy. A brand new, state-of-the-art methane digester was unveiled today at Lawnhurst Farms in Stanley, New York where industry representatives and community members gathered to celebrate the advancement of and investment in […]




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  • The Saratogian newspaper reports on a new type of bedding for dairy cows that keeps cows clean, healthy and comfortable. Hanehan Family Dairy in Saratoga County is one of 90 New York state farms that now use recycled paper mill sludge. “Farmers use a lot of byproducts,” said Philip Hanehan, the farm’s herdsman. “All this […]




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  • Caring for dairy cattle has come a long way. We are constantly studying and learning ways to better care for our animals, how to make them happier and healthier. Modern Farmer recently posted an article that feature’s Cornell University’s new Teaching Dairy Barn. The barn is called a “freestall barn”, the most popular style barn […]




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