Category: Farm

Tips for proper maintenance of Massey Ferguson’s tractors

Tips for proper maintenance of Massey Ferguson’s tractors

Massey Ferguson Tractors company has made a long way in the agricultural market. Nowadays, Massey Ferguson agricultural equipment is one of the top-selling brands. The company itself was acquired by AGCO Corporation in 1995, but the Massey Ferguson trademark remains a well-known ... MORE
Farm
Edith B. Ford Memorial Library Roundtable series explores hard-work of harvest (video)

Edith B. Ford Memorial Library Roundtable series explores hard-work of harvest (video)

This is the second roundtable produced in conjunction with the Edith B. Ford Memorial Library and FingerLakes1.com. Archivist Monica Wilkinson-Kelly leads a panel discussion on the role of harvest in the wine and craft beverage industry in Seneca County. Watch Roundtable #2 ... MORE
Round two Grow NY Food and Agriculture business competition winners announced

Round two Grow NY Food and Agriculture business competition winners announced

Governor Cuomo today announced that animal science company Soos Technology of Kidron, Israel was named as the $1 million grand prize winner of Round Two of Grow-NY, a global food and agriculture business competition. The unprecedented competition — which focuses on strengthening ... MORE
Business, Farm, News
Fresh turkey sales booming ahead of Thanksgiving, but customers are looking for less bird this year

Fresh turkey sales booming ahead of Thanksgiving, but customers are looking for less bird this year

This Thanksgiving will probably be a little unusual. While many are planning smaller events, or simply holding immediate family gatherings – the fresh turkey business is doing well. Sandi Munson from Fisher Hill Farm in Bristol spoke with 13WHAM News about the ... MORE
Farm, Food, Life, News
LOCATE FINGER LAKES: Industrial hemp demand is rising in New York State

LOCATE FINGER LAKES: Industrial hemp demand is rising in New York State

You’re home. Balancing take-out in your arms as you open the door, you toss your keys on a table. The sound of your shoes echos down the hallway as you walk into your kitchen. You put the bag down. Pulling out the ... MORE
Choosing the right insurance for your feed mill & farm store

Choosing the right insurance for your feed mill & farm store

Owning and operating a feed mill or farm supply store isn’t like running a typical Main Street business. You’re storing chemicals on-site, dangerous tools are hanging on the walls and in the isles, and you’ve got tons (literally) of inventory worth tens ... MORE
Business, Farm, News
Empire Farm Days is leaving Seneca County after 30+ years

Officials, Lott Farm stunned by Lee’s decision to move Empire Farm Days out of Seneca County

Hours after the announcement that Empire Farm Days would be leaving Seneca Falls — officials with the host site say they were taken by surprise at The announcement came suddenly in a farm publication – taking residents of Seneca County by surprise ... MORE
Sen. O’Mara says rolling back 60-hour threshold for OT would devastate farms

Sen. O’Mara says rolling back 60-hour threshold for OT would devastate farms

State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) continued voicing opposition to any move by the state’s newly created “Farm Laborers Wage Board” to roll back the current 60-hour threshold requiring farmers to pay their employees overtime. O’Mara joined members of the Senate Republican ... MORE
State urges farmworkers to get COVID test, creates local registry for testing in Wayne County

State urges farmworkers to get COVID test, creates local registry for testing in Wayne County

Health, labor and agriculture officials on Thursday urged farmers to register for coronavirus testing. The state is offering free testing in a number of counties, including Wayne County, which has sees the highest number of out-of-state workers during the fall harvest season ... MORE
Dairy farmers gaining back some ground as pandemic shifts consumer habits

Dairy farmers gaining back some ground as pandemic shifts consumer habits

The dairy business has been a true struggle for farmers in New York State. Especially over the last several months. Mike McMahon, owner of E-Z Acres Dairy Farm, it’s been a challenge over the last few years, even before the pandemic hit ... MORE
Business, Farm, News
Sheriff: Yates County business cited for employees not wearing face coverings

Sheriff: Yates County business cited for employees not wearing face coverings

Sheriff Ron Spike reports that a business in Yates County was cited after violations of New York’s face-covering mandate. In a press release, Spike said that an appearance ticket was issued to the business owner – identified as Leon Hoover – for ... MORE
Robot helps battle mildew on grape plants in the Finger Lakes

Robot helps battle mildew on grape plants in the Finger Lakes

For grape growers in the Finger Lakes there are a lot of challenges. The weather is one of them. However, John Martini, owner of Anthony Road Wine Company, tells 13WHAM that there’s a cool new tool being used to keep grape vines ... MORE
Organizers say Empire Farm Days will happen; Seneca County officials push back

UPDATE: Supervisors double-down on Empire Farm Days cancellation, says decision was overwhelmingly supported among board

In a second update on Thursday, officials in Seneca County responded to the ongoing debate in Seneca over the future of the Empire Farm Days expo. “We are not happy that circumstances force the Board to take this action. However, we can ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Can farms survive in New York? Will environmenta (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Can farms survive in New York? Will environmental progress be put on hold? (podcast)

What’s happening at farms across New York State? Early in the pandemic shutdown we saw a variety of headlines connected to the idea that farms were already struggling — and that new realities made doing business nearly impossible. As businesses open up ... MORE
Cows graduating? That’s happening at El-Vi Farms in Newark

Cows graduating? That’s happening at El-Vi Farms in Newark

As commencements across the state are cancelled, students aren’t the only ones graduating – cows are too. This weekend 600-700 dairy cows ‘graduated’ to different pens at El-Vi Farms in Newark. This happens every four weeks – one class comes, and another ... MORE