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Can Biodigesters Save America’s Small Dairy Farms?

May 16, 2022

MAY 16, 2022 Modern Farmer Anne N. Connor The sustainable technology presents an opportunity to turn cow manure and food waste into renewable energy and added income. But biodigesters are not always easy to operate, and they can be costly to replace. Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley, Massachusetts contracts with Vanguard Renewables to manage its … Read more

Videos Highlight Massachusetts Farmers’ Commitment to Soil Health

February 15, 2022

Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation February 14, 2022 A series of videos showcases the various ways farmers in Massachusetts are supporting soil health and sustainability. The videos feature produce and other crop growers, a dairy farmer and a researcher from the University of Massachusetts who works with the state’s farmers. Along with a 27-minute video, the … Read more

A look at the local dairy farm community with Barstow’s in Hadley

January 16, 2022

  by: Adam Belson Posted: Jan 11, 2022 / 02:12 PM EST (Mass Appeal) – January 11th is National Milk Day so we invited Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery in to discuss their family’s involvement in our local farm community. Denise Barstow Manz talked about how the industry, and her family’s farm has evolved over the past … Read more

Hadley farm pioneering environmental health efforts

November 16, 2021

Nov. 16, 2021 |  Trent Levakis | The Reminder HADLEY – Barstow’s Longview Farm has been a part of a team leading the charge in decarbonization efforts. Through a new project in collaboration with Vanguard Renewables and Cabot Creamery they are utilizing environmental resources to eliminate food waste and improve food sustainability as a whole. The … Read more

Dairy Takes a Leadership Role in Impacting Climate Change as Stonyfield Organic and Cabot Creamery Cooperative Join the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance

November 5, 2021

Business Wire November 4, 2021 BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Stonyfield Organic and Cabot are joining forces alongside the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance (FPSA) and Dairy Farmers of America to place dairy as a leader in forging a circular pathway to decarbonization and climate change mitigation. The Alliance, founded in 2020 by Vanguard Renewables, Unilever, Starbucks, and Dairy Farmers … Read more

East meets west: State officials get first-hand account of the struggles Valley farmers face

September 20, 2021

By AIDAN POOLE For the Gazette September 19, 2021 HADLEY — State lawmakers toured four farms in Hampshire and Franklin counties on Friday to better understand the challenges facing farming communities in western Massachusetts. The tour included stops at Simple Gifts Farm in Amherst and Reed Farm in Sunderland, as well as Barstow’s Dairy Store … Read more

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