Month: April 2022

Chicken farming may be in vogue, but raising rabbits can be a worthwhile endeavor as well

One of the rabbits being raised in John Schandelmeier’s garage sits on some straw. (Photo by John Schandelmeier) Our family always had chickens when I was growing up. When I was off on my own I missed the messy little critters. I wintered a pair in my basement. The rooster would crow 20 times every …

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Sabellico Greenhouse Repotting Program

With summer gardens and backyards full of fresh home-grown veggies just around the corner, one local greenhouse and florist has announced a program to benefit those who purchased a tomato plant from them last year. johnandersonphoto for Canvajohnandersonphoto for Canva Sabellico Greenhouses and Florist on Hillside Lake Road in Hopewell Junction has been a Hudson …

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Naomi Judd, of Grammy-winning duo The Judds, dies at 76 | Agriculture

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Naomi Judd, the Kentucky-born singer of the Grammy-winning duo The Judds and mother of Wynonna and Ashley Judd, has died. She was 76. The daughters announced her death on Saturday in a statement provided to The Associated Press. “Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the …

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Urban Crop Solutions, horticulture machinery supplier Da Ros join together for indoor farming

Urban Crop Solutions and the global supplier of horticulture and nurseries equipment, Da Ros SRL (Italy) have agreed on a partnership whereby Urban Crop Solutions will add the peripheral automation equipment to its offerings with its clients. Through this partnership, Urban Crop Solutions, extends their end-to-end offering further, as well with after-sales support and maintenance …

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Strong work ethic valuable to youth and adults (LA PARKER COLUMN) – Trentonian

Growing up on a farm provided one of life’s most important lessons — learning how to work. Memories of the past rushed into the present Thursday during a lunch break at Italian Peoples Bakery where three youth worked during Take Your Child to Work Day, a day that encourages parents to introduce children to the …

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Stone: Don’t condemn Vail’s future by killing workforce housing

The East Vail workforce housing development checked all the right boxes for a town facing an housing shortage. It would have been affordable housing, reserved exclusively for workers. It would have been located near public transportation, and within a few miles of the mountain. Despite all of this, the Vail Town Council voted to begin …

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Kentucky Derby: TV, facts about the race, Minnesota connections and more

KENTUCKY DERBY 148 When: Saturday, post time 5:57 pm Where: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky. TV: NBC (Ch. 11) Coverage of the Derby undercard begins at 11 am on USA Network, then shifts to Ch. 11 and the Peacock streaming service at 1:30 pm Road to the Derby Becoming Derby-eligible is simple. The owner of any …

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Shop local plant sales to grow a native garden in Montclair

Montclair is on its way to becoming the first municipality in New Jersey to require mostly native plants be used on township property. Gardener and native habitat advocate Jose German-Gomez — for whom the new law, introduced at a Montclair Township Council meeting earlier this month, is named — encourages residents to use native plants …

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Senate Agriculture Committee Holds Farm Bill Field Hearing – by Ark Valley Voice Staff

The initial field hearing for the first Senate Agriculture Committee review of the 2018 Farm Bill was held this Friday morning in Michigan. The committee is focused this year on “Growing Jobs and Economic Opportunity: 2023 Farm Bill Perspectives”, and plans to hear from several states. Testifying before the committee were the National Association of …

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