NH Department of Agiculture, Markets and Food
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a dinner table in front of an apple orchard
photo of a alpaca
a jumbo pumkin being protected from the sun
maple syrup gathering in the woods
a line of cows walking down a path
inside a flower nursery
tomatoes on the vine ready to pick
crates of apples ready to ship
a show horse pulling a cart
a family dragging their christmas tree home
Mr. pig laying in the wood chips


Official website of the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food

The mission of the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food is to support and promote agriculture and serve consumers and business for the benefit of the public health, environment and economy.

Notice of hearing on readoption with amendments of Agr 1900, Livestock Dealer Licensing

A public hearing is scheduled for Friday, May 4, 2018 at 8am. The hearing will occur in Room 429, State House Annex, 25 Capitol Street, Concord, NH 03301. Written comments will be accepted until 4pm on May 18, 2018.

The proposal readopts with amendments the current interim rules for Agr 1900 containing the requirements for entities operating as livestock dealers. The amendments require more specific information on the license application, including a background check, the production and retention of specific records important to the protection of animal health and agriculture-based businesses, and that the licensee has disease control practices and veterinary care available. The proposal also readopts the existing license fees and establishes new inspection standards. Finally, the proposal readopts the existing standards for on-farm slaughter of cervidae and bison with a minor editorial change.

The regulation of livestock dealers helps to mitigate the risk of disease introduction and spread in livestock populations. The rule affects livestock dealers directly by creating a level playing field and protecting agriculture-based businesses that are the livestock dealer’s customer base.

The existing interim rules are scheduled to expire 8-1-18.

UNH Open Barn
June 23

“Meet Your Milk” at UNH Open Barn 10am-2pm. The Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center Free. New Hampshire-made milk and ice cream, wagon rides, hourly tours, etc. The annual statewide event, which is free and open to the public. 36 O’Kane Rd off Mast Rd Extension in DURHAM.

Twilight Meeting
June 25
UNH Extension & Kimball Fruit Farm 4:00-7:00pm (must sign in by 4:00pm to receive credits) Boom sprayer calibration, hydroponic tomatoes & spotted win drosophila. 1.5 Pesticide Credits. MA credits, accepted in NH. Kimball Fruit Farm, 184 Hollis St. Pepperell,MA, 413-545-4347, sgs@umext.umass.edu.. 

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NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food
Mailing: PO Box 2042, Concord NH 03302 -2042
Physical: 25 Capitol Street, Second Floor, Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3551 | fax: (603) 271-1109