Dairy farmers say wet weather’s being hard on hay

Daily Hampshire Gazette By SCOTT MERZBACH Staff Writer Published: 7/18/2023 4:41:17 PM Modified: 7/18/2023 4:40:47 PM HADLEY — Cut on Saturday, hay in a field at Barstow’s Longview Farm remains on the ground, where if the weather stays dry for 48 hours, it will be picked up and put into the farm’s bunker silo. After … Read more

The cream of the crop: Celebrating the Valley’s thriving dairy industry during Dairy Month

By JULIAN MENDOZA Staff Writer Published: 6/23/2023 1:37:00 PM Ravaged by supply chain issues, business monopoly and a volatile market, the dairy industry has seen countless farms sink over the past few years. In the case of some Pioneer Valley producers, though, the cream rises to the top. “Dairy is certainly thriving here in the … Read more

Weekly Food Photo Contest: This week’s winner, ​Denise Barstow Manz of Hadley

Apologies to any readers trying to avoid sweets this week! June happens to be Dairy Month and strawberry and rhubarb season, so here’s a Strawberry Rhubarb Sundae at Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery. Congrats to photographer Denise, our first repeat winner.How to enter: Snap a pic of something delicious-looking and send it with your name, … Read more

Dairy Farms Tap Into Anaerobic Digestion to Carve a Greener and More Financially Secure Path

Arlene Karidis | Jun 07, 2023 The dairy industry is shooting to achieve greenhouse gas neutrality by 2050. Denise Barstow Manz, a seventh-generation family member at Barstow’s Longview Farm in Massachusetts, tells Waste360 how dairy farms are working toward this goal. And hear why anaerobic digestion (AD) has been a big part of Barstow’s sustainability story over the past decade. Waste360: … Read more

Celebrate our local dairy farms during the month of June

by: Kayla Hevey Posted: Jun 1, 2023 / 02:37 PM EDT (Mass Appeal) – June 1 is not only World Milk Day but also the beginning of Dairy Month. Dairy farms in our communities play a vital role in providing locally sourced and nutritious food. If you want to support local agriculture and celebrate Dairy Month, Denise Barstow … Read more

How Dairy Farmers Are Turning Manure Into Money

Smithsonian Magazine, April/May 2023 These New Englanders have found a way to help the planet and convert more than 9,000 tons of cow waste annually into electricity Dairy farms like this one run by the Barstow family in Hadley, Massachusetts, make smart use of a substance cows produce in abundance. David Degner By Rachael Moeller Gorman Photographs … Read more

Seventh Generation Entrepreneurs Fighting Climate Change With Robots And A Giant Mechanical Stomach

Erik Kobayashi-Solomon, Contributor Forbes Working in the start-up community for a while, I have become irritated with all the psychopathic man-children founders sporting carefully cultivated “brilliant entrepreneur” personas (Exhibits A, B, and C: Sam Bankman-Fried, Mark Zuckerberg, and Elon Musk). How refreshing I found it to speak with Denise Barstow Manz, the engaging scion of … Read more

Western Massachusetts farms diversify to sell local food, meet their communities

Updated: Feb. 22, 2023, 5:05 a.m. | Published: Feb. 22, 2023, 5:01 a.m. Barstow’s Longview Farm and store in Hadley is an example of how Western Massachusetts farms are finding ways to sell local food and welcome their communities to their farms. By Tina Lesniak | Special to The Republican Farms across Western Massachusetts have … Read more

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