Every Day is Earth Day

Every day is Earth Day on a dairy farm! Like most dairy farmers in this country, we live in the place that we work.  That means each morning we greet our day, walking from our back step, into our dairy barns.  We care for our animals and land, providing wholesome, nutritious, safe, and sustainable food … Read more

New England Farm Energy Collaborative Summer Gathering

July 12, 2017 By Megan Denardo and Renee Stearns, Program Specialists Center for EcoTechnology The anaerobic digestor at Barstow’s Longview Farm in South Hadley turns farm waste like manure into energy the farm can use. On June 27th, members of New England Farm Energy Collaborative (NEFEC) met for their annual gathering. Those in attendance included … Read more

Taking the Longview: Anaerobic Digester Keeps MA Dairy Cost-Effective

Emily Gaylord   April 28, 2017 Recycling Works In the face of a changing dairy market, Barstow’s Longview Dairy Farm in Hadley, MA capitalized on another product from their cows: manure. Manure Manager reports that Vanguard Renewables invested in the construction of an anaerobic digester that allows the farm to repurpose the manure as both fuel … Read more

For dairy farmers, every day is Earth Day

Concord Monitor April 20, 2017 Millions of people around the world will soon celebrate Earth Day, but for hundreds of New England’s dairy farmers, every day is Earth Day. We’re talking about farmers like the Erb family. The Erbs own and operate Springvale Farms and Landaff Creamery in Landaff. This was one of three pilot … Read more

American Biogas Council 2016 Agricultural Project of the Year Awarded to Barstow’s Longview Farm, Vanguard Renewables and Eversource Renewable Energy Partnership

Eversource Energy November 2, 2016 The renewable energy strategic partnership between Barstow’s Longview Farm, Vanguard Renewables and Eversource was awarded the 2016 American Biogas Council Agricultural Project of the Year. The Farm Powered anaerobic digester at Barstow’s combines farm waste and recycled food waste to produce more than 7,000 MWh of renewable energy per year … Read more

A New England dairy is banking its future on manure processing through an anaerobic digester

Manure Manager September 30, 2016 By Tony Kryzanowski Dairy farms depend on the price of milk, but milk prices can fluctuate wildly. At present, milk prices in the New England area are about half of what they were two years ago. Sometimes, production costs can even exceed revenue. To weather milk price fluctuations like this, … Read more

Meet the 2016 Massachusetts Dairy Farm of the Year

September 15, 2016 By Kiley Putnam Must be the Milk Every year, one farm in each of our New England states wins the prestigious Green Pastures Award. The winning dairy farms are recognized and selected for their production records; herd, pasture, and crop management; environmental practices; contributions to agriculture and the local community; and overall … Read more

Real Farm Power’ Wins Award for Mass. Dairy

Leon Thompson Vermont Correspondent Lancaster Farming Jun 17, 2016 HADLEY, Mass. — A Massachusetts farm family is sharing a major award with Cabot Creamery Cooperative for taking a closed-loop approach to recycling cow manure and food scraps. During a May ceremony in Chicago, representatives from Cabot and Barstow’s Longview Farm shared the honors for Outstanding … Read more

2016 Massachusetts Outstanding Dairy Farm

UMass Amherst, The Center for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment The University of Massachusetts Crops, Dairy, Livestock, and Equine team would like to congratulate Barstow’s Longview Farm for receiving the 2016 Outstanding Dairy Farm Award. Barstow’s Longview Farm has been a working dairy farm since the early 1800s situated in a small picturesque hamlet called … Read more

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