OPINION: Is Canada really a bad country?

by Arden Tewksbury

If anyone read certain news stories lately, they might get the impression that Canada has turned into a real bad country. Gosh, I always thought that Canada was one of the USA’s finest friends. I remember when dairy farmers used to go to Canada just to buy Canadian dairy cows. What happened?


Chittenango Garden Club to meet May 9

May Topic: Everything you want to know about Mushrooms Presenter: Owen Tallman Where: Sullivan Free Library (101 Falls Blvd, Chittenango, NY 13037) When: Tuesday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. Public welcome. Interested in joining our club? Sign up at the meeting or call Geri Belotti at 315.687.9431. ANNUAL PLANT SALE When: Saturday, May 20, from […]

Sens. Schumer, Gillibrand and Baldwin call on Trump Admin to act on restrictive Canadian trade barriers

Kirsten Gillibrand

Senators: Barriers are threatening American dairy farmers should not have their businesses ruined and lives upended as a result of this unfair trade practice

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) have called […]

2017 Census of Agriculture

America’s farmers and ranchers will soon have the opportunity to strongly represent agriculture in their communities and industry by taking part in the 2017 Census of Agriculture.

Conducted every five years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, the census, to be mailed at the end of this year, is a complete […]

Troopers investigate farm-related fatal accident

On April 15, 2017, at approximately 12:25 p.m., State Police in Herkimer responded to 406 Windfall Road in Schuyler regarding a farming accident.

Investigation revealed Nicholas E. Crescenzo, 80, was conducting maintenance on a farm plow. The plow was being held up with the hydraulic line. The line on the plow suddenly failed which caused […]

COLUMN: The Grass Whisperer

Kevin Paula and Nicole Murphy are honored for their hard work and committment to conservation

Madison County SWCD honors Murphy family dairy farm

Submitted by Troy Bishopp

The late Frank Chesebro who inhabited the old Skaneateles Turnpike which ran from Crumb Hill off Route 20 in Hubbardsville into the Town of Brookfield, used to […]

Ag plastic recycling event Saturday, April 15

An opportunity to recycle that covering from winter livestock feed or to see how to recycle ag plastic.

On April 15, 2017, this year’s Storm Family 4-H club community service project will be an Ag Plastic Recycling Drive. This event is hosted by Storm Family 4-H, and was put together by our 4-H teen […]

LETTER: How much more would dairy farmers be willing to take?

To the Editor: The Federal Order #1 Market Administrator has announced the blend price for Order #1 during the month of march 2017 is $17.30 per cwt. (hundredweight). This is positively ridiculously low. Once you move away from Boston, it drops down and could be down as low as $16.50 per cwt. in some areas. […]

GUEST COLUMN: Were dairy farmers’ concerns adequately addressed at House Ag Committee meeting?

Guest Editorial by Arden Tewksbury, Progressive Agriculture

When I learned late last week that the United State House Agriculture Committee was having a hearing on March 22, I immediately made contact with members of the committee regarding the possibility of my testifying at the hearing.

I was told all slots were filled up. So, I […]

Chicken art at the Farmers Market

Join the fun and bring your guests to the Poolville Community Center, Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to noon for the final indoor Farmers Market of the season. You can shop for meat, produce, bread, cheese and more. Treat your family and friends to a wonderful Easter meal featuring locally produced foods. Stay and […]

Griffo’s wine ice cream bill among measures passed by Senate to support farming industry

State Senator Joseph Griffo on Tuesday voted in the Senate to approve a series of measures that would help support New York’s farmers and agriculture industry, including the Senator’s proposal to lift packaging restrictions for wine ice cream.

Passed on National Agriculture Day, this comprehensive package of legislative bills would strengthen and preserve agriculture as […]

Investigation yields animal cruelty charges and arrests

Joint Investigation ends with arrest – man facing multiple charges

United States Department of Agriculture staff concerns prompted a request to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office to investigate allegations of animal cruelty at a farm located at 6559 Trew Hill Road in the Madison County Town of Stockbridge. The request came earlier in the month […]