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Several years ago, when whole milk was removed from our schools, I started an effort to have it placed back in our schools. I soon realized that this was going to be a real struggle. Right from … more
Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont recently announced that Tom Vilsack, the secretary of agriculture, is responding to the senator’s request for some financial aid for U.S. dairy farmers by making … more
This summer, there have been some monarch butterflies, but not as many as in years past. Often, they can be spotted on various flowers, feeding on nectar. Gardens with brightly colored flowers draw … more
I recently had a conversation with one of our member dairy farmers, who has been a patient in at least two different hospitals. At one, he asked for whole milk with his lunch. He was told the milk … more
When we think of reptiles and amphibians, usually the first critters that come to mind are frogs and toads. Most of us have probably seen (and heard) more frogs and toads than any other reptile or … more
One dark night before the time change, as I was driving to work along NY State Route 97, I met a bear on Basket Bridge. I work an overnight shift, so it was nearing the witching hour of midnight … more
Catholic Charities launches annual ‘Adopt-a-Family’ program  SULLIVAN, ORANGE AND ULSTER COUNTIES — Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan and Ulster announced the launch of … more
With the arrival of fall, one does not hear as many animals calling as in the spring and summer (although I’ve been hearing a lot of Carolina wrens and some red-shouldered hawks). The frogs and … more
About a week ago, I was getting ready to start the day on an ongoing research project, and temperature and relative humidity are required to be taken and recorded at the start. It takes a few minutes … more
'The answer is simple' My name is Floyd Hall and I must admit that I am up in my 70’s. I have some friends who keep asking me why do you keep on fighting for dairy farmers. Many times I … more
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My husband Dave and I have been farming for 40 years. We originally farmed in Sullivan County, NY and then, as our son had decided to come into the business, we decided it was best for our family to … more
REGION — Last Memorial Day, central New York dairy farmer Robin Fitch lost a barn and more than half of her farming equipment in a fire. She and her family have been trying to pick up the … more
REGION — Last week, a company called Diehl Trucking created a stir on Facebook when it posted a video of one of its delivery trucks dumping two entire loads of milk. “The sadness we … more
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