Congratulations to John and Heather Fernald of Nottingham, N.H. for winning a $50 Tractor Supply gift card! Continue reading
The EPA broadens jurisdiction with its proposed rule, “Waters of the U.S.” impacting farmers across the country and New Hampshire.
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has carefully analyzed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s proposed rule, “Waters of the U.S.” and is concerned with the intention of the proposal. Simply put, the rule attempts to regulate virtually all water, including puddles, ponds and ditches, making farming more difficult. Continue reading
Concord, N.H. – June 3, 2014 – Congratulations to the first county in the Granite State for reaching its Farm Bureau membership quota. Sullivan County Farm Bureau reached its quota of 363 members, a 7 percent increase over last year. The county surged to the lead on May 29, winning the High-Five New Hampshire Farm Bureau Federation Membership Competition. The competition involved all ten counties competing to surpass their three-year average membership level by 5 percent for the prize of a 32” Smart TV.
A male dominated industry is typically how agriculture is perceived. Men continue to be the main operators however, the newly released results of the USDA – National Agricultural Statistics Service indicate some interesting findings when it comes to women. Continue reading
HOLLIS, N.H. – It’s a good day when a shiny new tractor shows up in your field, especially when you’re a farmer. Recipient of the 2013 New Hampshire Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmer Achievement Award, Trevor Hardy took possession of the final portion of his winnings today. Continue reading
Washington, DC – The Farmer Identity Protection Act, European Union geographic indicators, the Clean Water Act and broadband deployment were the main topics discussed by the N.H. Farm Bureau Young Farmers while advocating for agriculture in DC. Eight Young Farmers travelled to Washington last Friday (April 4) to speak to legislators about issues impacting farmers in the Granite State and across the country. Continue reading
Concord, N.H. – April 2, 2014 – Public hearings were held by the Environment & Agriculture Committee of the New Hampshire House of Representatives on two Senate bills (SB 392 and SB 141-FN) yesterday. Continue reading
The day is a time when farmers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America gather to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by American agriculture. Continue reading
Concord, N.H. – March 19, 2014 – Maple sugaring is a tradition in New Hampshire. This weekend (March 22 – 23) marks the celebratory Maple Weekend across the Granite State. Maple producers are opening their sugar house doors to the public to see how nature’s greatest sweetener is made.