13 Farms in 2 Days

This week, I traveled throughout the Second District during my 12th annual district-wide farm tour. I visited 13 farms in 2 days to talk to farmers about the challenges they face and how I can continue to help them succeed. I’m always so impressed by the fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, flowers, livestock and more that … Read more

McGovern gleans input from farmers ahead of White House conference

By JULIAN MENDOZA Staff Writer Published: 8/16/2022 5:55:24 PM Modified: 8/16/2022 5:51:56 PM U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern toured farms in Franklin and Hampshire counties on Tuesday to gain perspective on their operations in anticipation of the first White House Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health to be held in more than half a century. As … Read more

Name the Calf Contest “N”

Here at Barstow’s Longview Farm everybody has a personality so everybody has a name. Calves born around the same time have names that begin with the same letter. These calves were born in the last half of July. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Nacho by Khloe Keywood Nebula by Diana Peelle Ninja … Read more

Illinois farmers impressed with variety of Bay State agriculture

By TAMMIE SLOUP FarmWeek Standing on a cranberry bog, a group of Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leaders felt the earth ripple as a peer jumped up and down. “Whoa, the ground is moving,” one nervously announced. Bogs are a type of wetland, characterized by a spongy, mat-like substance on the water’s surface, making it possible … Read more

Summer’s End

Those last few weeks of Summer Summer vacation always seemed to last for ages as a kid. So many memories made in such a relatively short span of glorious sunlit time. But the back to school ads are up, the fourth cut of hay is the silo, and the cicadas are singing that last-month-of-summer song. … Read more

Name the Calf Contest “M”

Here at Barstow’s Longview Farm everybody has a personality so everybody has a name. Calves born around the same time have names that begin with the same letter. These calves were born in the first half of July. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Margarita by Travis Carter Maple by Emily Chartier Moo … Read more

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