In the Northeast, according to the USDA, about 175,000 farms produce more than $21-billion a year in food, hay and flowers. But not this year. The climate — and how it’s changing — has many farmers thinking about how to manage their land, their animals and available water.
A cold snap this weekend could hold up the process, but some syrup makes have started tapping trees and collecting sap.
Since the 1970s, the Cummington Fairgrounds in the western Massachusetts hilltown of Cummington has hosted sheep and wool enthusiasts for a weekend of family and sheep focused events.
The National Weather Service is warning farmers about a frost advisory early Friday morning for northwestern Massachusetts, southern Vermont and southwestern New Hampshire.
A small non-profit in Northampton, Massachusetts has raised almost enough money to purchase an historic farm for agriculture and education. WFCR’s Peter Moskowitz reports.