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  • Hi! I’m Eileen. I’m new to NYAAC and will be sharing with you lots of stories about dairy farmers in New York State here. However, I thought you might want to know my story first. If you were anything like I was growing up, then you probably spent most of your teenage years doing your […]




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  • It’s June! That means the end of school is near, summertime is around the corner and it’s time to celebrate the 5,000 New York dairy farms as Dairy Month is upon us! We all have that favorite holiday that we enjoy celebrating with our families and Dairy Month is no different, except we celebrate for […]




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  • The New York Animal Agriculture Coalition today announced hiring Eileen Jensen as its Director of Promotion and Outreach. Jensen brings a lifetime of experience and passion for agriculture to this position, which will aid the farmer-founded, not-for-profit organization advocate for animal agriculture and the state’s 5,000 dairy farms. “We are very pleased to welcome Eileen […]




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  • When you have too many tomatoes in late August, you don’t just throw them away, right? You save them by storing them properly so that you can enjoy them at another time. As dairy farmers, our cows produce more manure than we can handle all at once. That’s because in winter there is snow covering […]




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  • If you ask any farm kid what their favorite part of summer is, you will more than likely hear about attending the county fair with their favorite calf. (It was mine!) Well, farmkids across the countryside are once again gearing up for fair season. To do so, you must first pick the perfect animal – […]




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  • Eleven years ago, a group of farmers got together to discuss the creation of a new organization – one that would advocate for livestock farms and the modern production methods they used. The need was prompted by an undercover attack on a fellow farmer and the industry recognized the need to react. So in January […]




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  • When the weather breaks, the snow melts and the temperatures start to rise, farmers get the itch to get out and “play”. Whether it’s hooking the tractor up to the plows or harrows, seeing the stacks of seed waiting to be planted or the greening of the grass – it’s tough to hold a farmer […]




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  • Farms today are faced with a number of challenges ranging from labor, regulations, weather, disease, markets and more. But the issue that seems to plague animal agriculture the most and be the root of all evil is narrow-mindedness. Currently, there is an outpouring of support for a small, pasture-based farm, West Wind Acres in Glenville, […]




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  • For those of you who, like me, don’t like to skimp on the “good stuff” (and I’m talking about the creamy, delicious “good stuff”), this story is for you. It says that people who eat full-fat dairy are no more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes than people who stick to low-fat […]




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  • Providing a roof over the heads of our animals is easier said than done this year. Record-breaking snow totals are crushing barns throughout the State, leaving dairy farmers discouraged and working extra long hours to either prevent or repair problems in record-breaking cold temperatures this winter. As New Yorkers, we are used to receiving snow. […]




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