As NYS Truthful celebrates agriculture, keep in mind farming is one powerful job (Your Letters)


To the Editor:

It’s that point of 12 months once more, time to get excited for the New York State Truthful! We’re particularly excited to see the Milk Bar return with strawberry milk. Put together yourselves for the spectacle of the enduring butter sculpture, the dairy barn, and the cow birthing heart. Don’t overlook concerning the crop rising contest outcomes positioned within the Horticultural Constructing.

What is commonly forgotten throughout our 13-day celebration of agriculture is that manufacturing agriculture is a troublesome, complicated, expensive job. Dairy farmers are required to take care of compliance with intensive state and federal regulation. Usually the romantic picture we painted of manufacturing agriculture in the course of the truthful neglects the main points of farming. Many are unaware that farms are required to take care of adequate land to responsibly apply manure, or that farms observe an in depth plan to use vitamins prescribed by a licensed CAFO planner. Recycled vitamins in manure fertilized crops assist keep soil well being. A dairy farmer in 2022 should adjust to many extra laws dictating the timing of manure functions than at some other time in our state’s historical past. Because of this, farms retailer these recycled vitamins near the agricultural lands facilitating the incorporation of vitamins within the spring, summer season, and fall, as dictated by the crop, soil vitamins, and weather conditions.

So, let’s take these subsequent two weeks to have a good time the nice New York State Truthful, and in so doing, applaud our farmers, regulatory people, and all these behind the scenes bringing strawberry milk to the Milk Bar, and butter was a sculpture.

Mark Burger

Government Director

Onondaga County Soil and Water Conservation District


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