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Troy Bishopp, aka "The Grass Whisperer" is a grass farmer and grazing specialist for the Madison Co. Soil and Water Conservation District and the Upper Susquehanna Coalition in central New York.  To read more of Troy's essays, visit http://www.thegrasswhisperer.com/

I’m Sorry I Made You Cry

By Troy Bishopp / January 9, 2011

French writer, Antoine Rivarol said, “Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.”  I have seen plenty of this human rain in the most telling and unexpected places.  I’m also not ashamed to have contributed to the water table.  Frankly, I don’t know how you…

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Harvesting Water is a Breeze

By Troy Bishopp / October 3, 2010

When Jonathan Barter and his family arrived from Pennsylvania in 2006 to take over a fallowed, 210 acre farm in Yates County overlooking Kueka Lake, little did they know how lucky it was to live on a breezy knoll in wine country.  “We had a vision of turning the goldenrod into lush green pastures with…

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A Truck Transition

By Troy Bishopp / October 3, 2010

‘A Truck Transition’ first appeared in Lancaster Farming on May 22nd, 2010 and is reprinted with permission.  A tear fell from my eye onto the window sill below as I watched my youngest daughter travel down the driveway on her first solo run.  As she drove away in my old battered, slightly rusted, bumper stickered…

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