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January 29, 2017

Smith Dining Services Does Agritour of Hadley, Massachusetts January 2017 As a bitterly cold but sunny winter day settled on western Massachusetts the first week in January, the dairy barn at Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley, Massachusetts, was buzzing with the sounds of conversation, laughter and a herd of milking cows munching on morning hay. … Read more

Got robots?

January 10, 2017

By Linda Enerson, CommonWealth January 10, 2017 Sixth-generation family farmers Dave and Steve Barstow have stretched the limits of what dairy farmers can do to stay afloat. They opened a store and bakery on their dairy farm at the foot of Mt. Holyoke in Hadley. They generate electricity from composted cow manure and food scraps. … Read more

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

November 2, 2016

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

September 30, 2016

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

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

June 17, 2016

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

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