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Dean Foods Files for Reorganization

Dean Foods intends to keep paying farmers and employees while it reorganizes under Chapter 11 protection. The major dairy processor filed the paperwork on Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. Read more

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Innovation Carries Agriculture From Past to Future

As we look to the future, the pressure on agriculture to deliver on our promise to feed our community and the two-plus billion more people added to the world’s population in the next three decades, will only grow. Read more

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Too Many Heifers Can Be Costly For Dairies

Keeping only the heifers a farm needs can save time and money on feed, labor and fuel, and reduces the amount of manure the farm has to manage. Read more

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Now is the Time...

Two hay growing workshops will cover the challenges producers faced last season and provide instruction on ways to consistently produce a high-quality product. Read more

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Drought Stricken Virginia Crops Benefit from Late Season Rains

Many of Virginia’s crops have managed to rebound to appreciable harvest yield levels despite being threatened by several months of hot, extremely dry weather that blanketed the state for the second half of the summer. Read more

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Production Runs Year-Round for Koch Family

The Koch family had been raising turkeys for more than 50 years when they switched their birds to a vegetarian diet, stopped using antibiotics and relied on supportive supplements to boost natural immunity, and became more diligent with ventilation, space and bedding in his turkey barns. Read more

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Pastures Prove Profitable for Small-Scale Operation

ORANGEVILLE, Pa. — Todd Hopkins takes pride in her hands-on approach to raising turkeys. Read more

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Stewardship & Sustainability Drive NY Beef Farm

For Tim Pallokat, owner of Cayuga View Farm in Union Springs, New York, raising beef to support his farm while taking care of his land represents his two highest objectives. Read more

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Be Bird-Brainy: Know Your Beneficial Birds

The Wild Farm Alliance, based in Watsonville, California, recently presented a webinar on the subject, “Supporting Beneficial Birds and Managing Pest Birds,” featuring information from Jo Ann Baumgartner, executive director of the Wild Farm Alliance; ornithologist Dr. Sacha Heath of the Living Earth Collaborative; and Columbia University’s Dr. Sara Kross. Read more

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Dairy Farmers Use Grants to Stay in Ag

Seven eastern New York dairies have obtained nearly $3.5 million in state funding for farmland preservation with help from the nonprofit Agricultural Stewardship Association land trust. Read more