Concord, N.H. – December 18, 2014 – The saga of the Fournier Foods major site plan application came to a conclusion last night as the Concord Planning Board moved to approve the proposal. Fournier Foods is planning on building a 5,500-square-foot USDA inspected facility that would enable New Hampshire’s poultry meat industry to grow. Continue reading
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More Permits and Paperwork for Farmers?
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
NH Women Break Statistical Records
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
Young Farmer Receives Kubota as Prize
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
NH Young Farmers Advocate for Agriculture
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
Profile Recipients Announced
New Hampshire Farm Bureau Federation (NHFBF) honored Chuck and Diane Souther of Concord with the Profile Award for outstanding service to New Hampshire agriculture and rural life. The 72nd consecutive Profile Award was presented at the NHFBF annual meeting banquet on November 8 at Huddleston Hall, University of New Hampshire, Durham.