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Certification Programs: Labeling Farm Products for Consumer Understanding

By Tara Hammonds / April 6, 2015

by Elizabeth Burrichter One of the most common questions I have been asked at market: “Is this organic?” I wonder what customers are really getting at with this question. Are they looking for produce grown without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers? Without any pesticides at all? Produce grown on a farm run by a family or…

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Lion's Mane: A new candidate for profitable forest mushroom cultivation

By Tara Hammonds / April 6, 2015

by Ken Mudge Forest cultivation of shiitake mushrooms has become one of the most important non- timber forest crops in the Northeast. Well-established methods of cultivation, along with strong market demand for log cultivated shiitake, have made it a fairly reliable crop for experienced as well as beginning forest farmers. Yet, Shiitake is only one…

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Copper Poisoning and Copper Deficiency in Sheep

By Tara Hammonds / April 6, 2015

by Ulf Kintzel Articles warning of copper poisoning in sheep appear frequently in various publications. This leads people often to believe that sheep should have no copper in their diet. However, copper is essential for a sheep to even exist. So how likely is copper poisoning? Let’s examine why sheep are more likely to get…

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Feeding a Vision

By Tara Hammonds / April 6, 2015

Maine Could Produce More Than Enough Food to Feed Itself. But Will it? by John Piotti Russell Libby had a head for numbers. An economics major at Bowdoin who later served as statistician for the Maine Department of Agriculture, he could spot patterns and trends in figures not everyone saw. I witnessed this repeatedly when…

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Vital Signs: Split-Second Animal Performance Monitoring for Cows

By Tara Hammonds / April 6, 2015

by Meg Grzeskiewicz Before I launch into my first SFQ article, I’d like to introduce myself. I am the owner of Rhinestone Cattle Co, a grassfed beef and grazing consulting operation in Western New York. After I graduated from West Virginia University in 2012, I worked as an intern for expert grazier Greg Judy in Missouri.…

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Cornell Small Farms Program Update

By Tara Hammonds / April 6, 2015

Message from the Editor It’s with great pleasure that I take the reins of the Quarterly, a paper I have enjoyed reading over the years as my wife and I have explored and started our own small farm. I’ve also always enjoyed writing, having first been passionate about short stories and creative writing in high…

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