US Sheep Dairying – Small Industry Thinks Big

By John Wilkes, The Sheep Site

 The expansion of US sheep dairying is hampered by cheap imports undermining domestic product. American sheep dairy owners cite heavily subsidised EU cheese with minimal US import tariffs and a favourable euro to dollar exchange rate as cause, writes John Wilkes.



Connecticut Farm Leaders Review Risks As Agritourism Grows


By Jim Levulis, WNPR

Federal and state agricultural officials met in Connecticut Wednesday to discuss human and animal health concerns as agritourism grows. Leaders from Connecticut’s agriculture department, the University of Connecticut and the state’s farm bureau gathered in Hartford to review how to mitigate health risks as agriculture becomes more of a novelty in the U.S. Greg Weidemann, Dean of UConn’s College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, says modern farmers have taken on an educational role for the American public.