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  • The dairy industry is not a stand alone industry.  It requires the support and infrastructure of numerous others – meaning it creates revenue that is multiplied in a local community numerous time and supports jobs in many other supporting businesses.  This graphic does an excellent job of explaining the value chain of the dairy industry […]

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  • The New York Animal Agriculture Coalition (NYAAC) today announced a new project that will share in real-time one of the miracles of modern agriculture. A Dairy Cow Birthing Center, debuting at the 2013 New York State Fair , will provide a unique opportunity for the public to witness a cow giving birth and to learn […]

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  • It’s farm tour season and thanks to the good folks at the United Soybean Board, NYAAC is pleased to offer a set of ten signs to assist farmers that are giving tours or attending fairs. The signs are similar to the vinyl campaign signs you see in the fall, only these boast ten positive messages […]

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  • NYAAC is embarking on an exciting new project this spring – one that will allow us the opportunity to capture the essence, emotion and beauty of modern, working dairy farms in New York State. Thanks to a generous grant from the New York Corn and Soybean Growers Association, NYAAC will be visiting five dairy farms […]

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  • Welcome to our new website! Scratch that – blog site! Here you will find lots of information about animal agriculture, and in particular dairy farms in New York State. I want to talk about what dairy farmers do, why they do it, why it is important, what they don’t do and share with you some […]

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  • That’s right, I was raised in a barn. A 100-cow freestall barn to be exact. Don’t get me wrong; I lived in a house with my own bedroom, watched cartoons on Saturday mornings, ate meals as a family around the dinner table and went to school during the week. I was an ordinary kid. The […]

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  • With warmer weather comes the need and opportunity for farmers to get off the farm and do some field work. This means you may see more tractors and equipment on the road travelling from field to field. Farmers don’t typically venture too far from the farm, meaning they only travel a limited number of miles. […]

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  • Yes, it’s spring and you may have caught a whiff of what some rural residents of New York refer to as “dairy-air”. Dairy cows produce high quality milk, but what people often over look is the other valuable commodity they produce – manure! The average dairy cow produces over 100 pounds of manure a day. […]

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  • My family hosted an open house a year ago to show off a new barn we just built. We were pleased that roughly 200 people came to our farm that Sunday afternoon, but we were really taken back by their questions. Come to find out, our neighbors had no idea what the barn was for […]

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