Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving everyone. 

And please, as you count your blessings, be sure to thank the farmers who toil every day for every morsel of food you enjoyed today.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Farm Bureau Reacts to Western NY Snow

Statement from New York Farm Bureau president on snow in Western New York:

“Our immediate concerns are with those farms that are dealing with the devastating impacts of the record snowfall," said Dean Norton, president of New York Farm Bureau.

"The snow load weighing down the roofs of barns and greenhouses remains a serious concern, and we encourage all farmers to keep a close watch on the conditions and prepare to move people, animals and equipment to a safer location if need be.

Dean Norton
"New York Farm Bureau is working with New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and the rest of the team with the State Office of Emergency Management and Cornell Cooperative Extension to monitor the damage and response," he said. 

"In addition, we have been in touch with our Congressional delegation as well concerning needs and resources. We greatly appreciate everyone’s hard work in this emergency situation. New York Farm Bureau will assist our members to navigate any disaster assistance should it become available,” Norton said.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Southern Tier Farmer Takes His Tortilla Chips to the Shark Tank

Cameron Sheldrake, a farmer from the Southern Tier (near Newfield), is going to the sharks to get his business funded.

He will be seen on Shark Tank tonight as he moves forward in his Off the Cob Sweet Corn Tortilla Chips business.

To hear more about the business, go to https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sweetcornhips/off-the-cob-sweet-corn-tortilla-chips this link to see his Kickstarter page and watch a video by Cameron. Or got to http://heavy.com/entertainment/2014/11/off-the-cob-sweet-corn-tortilla-chips-shark-tank-products-season-6-november-21-episode/

Shark Tank is on at 9 p.m.

Massive Snowstorm Hampers Milk Collections

Yes, that killer storm out in Western New York is affecting farmers.

Read the story http://www.agweb.com/article/new-york-storm-hampers-milk-collections--catherine-merlo/ at this link.