When Waste is not Wasted: Dairy Farmers Leading the Way on Responsible Manure Management

This article comes from the NOFA/Massachusetts 2020 June Issue Newsletter By Christy Bassett, Northeast Organic Farming Association / Mass Dairy Program Coordinator At Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley, MA, Denise Barstow and family have taken a slightly higher tech approach to manure management. With 350 cows and heifers in their dairy herd, they have a … Read more

Announcing the Winners of the Sustainable Business of the Year Awards 2020

The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts has selected its Annual Sustainable Business of the Year Award winners. There were many nominations received and it is clear that Massachusetts is blessed with a large number of extraordinary businesses that merit recognition and have earned this honor. The Awards will be given at the annual Sustainable Business … Read more

How these Massachusetts farmers are turning manure and food waste into power

PBS News Hour November 29, 2019 Watch: How these Massachusetts farmers are turning manure and food waste into power Transcript Judy Woodruff: In the final episode of our special series this week on food waste, we look at some innovative solutions being developed to deal with the growing problem of spoiled and surplus food in … Read more

Raising green beef: How cattle, dairy farmers are becoming environmentally friendly

Daily Hampshire Gazette By LUIS FIELDMAN Staff Writer Published: 9/21/2019  Methane, a greenhouse gas, gets turned into electricity at Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley. Enough electricity is generated from cow manure and food waste to power over 1,000 homes. The gas traps heat in the atmosphere and cows produce methane through belches, farts and their … Read more

Six things to know about Barstow’s farm

By Jo Comerford Posted June 24, 2019 In The People’s Blog JUNE IS DAIRY MONTH IN MASSACHUSETTS. THAT’S WHY I JOINED CONSTITUENTS AND DENISE BARSTOW FOR A TOUR OF HER FAMILY’S DIARY FARM IN HADLEY. Denise is an 7th generation farmer. That means that her family has cared for the land they’ve farmed for over … Read more

Dairy Farms: Part of the Climate Solution

Must be the Milk April 22, 2019 Climate change has challenged our society to adopt practices and technologies to cut fossil fuels, reduce emissions, and live more sustainably. With razor thin margins, farmers are being further tested. Our livelihood directly depends on a healthy economy, a healthy community, and a healthy planet. Here are a … Read more

Free Earth Day Farm Tour

At Barstow’s Longview Farm, every day is Earth Day! Tour our facility and experience how animal care, technology, and the engagement of the next farming generation play a role in farm sustainability. Learn how Barstow’s Longview Farm turns food waste and cow manure into enough electricity for 1,600 homes with an anaerobic digester.  The system … Read more

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