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Aurora Farm Field Day
July 16, 2015New York's farming community is invited to learn about the latest research on field crops, soil and pest management during the annual field day at Cornell University's Musgrave Research Farm in Aurora, featuring farm tours, demonstrations and presentations. Hosted by the Integrated Field Crop, Soil, and Pest Management Program Work Team in conjunction with Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station.
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Temple Grandin to visit Ontario County
September 17, 2015The first event featuring Grandin will be hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension's Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team. This presentation will be offered for the farming community. Grandin will give a talk on livestock handling and then lead a farm walk-through to discuss facilities. There will be time after the program for questions & answers with a book signing.
Latest Dairy Market WatchAn educational newsletter to keep producers informed of changing market factors affecting the dairy industry. How to Read Dairy Market Watch. Dairy Market Watch, June 2015 Report.
Deadlines Reminder...The new Farm Bill contains a number of important changes to USDA programs that will impact our farmers. They are outlined below:
The registration period for 2016 coverage for the Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) is from July 1 to September 30, 2015.
Farmers who participated in the 2015 program will get an automatic increase to their Production History of 1.0261 or 2.61%. This will allow them to enroll just that much more milk marketing's. For producers who are signing up for the first time, they will get their production History as established according to the original rules, with no adjustment or "bump". The process for establishing a Production History is described in the MPP tools section of www.dairymarkets.org.
Crop CamBe sure to check out Crop Cam for videos made by our Extension agronomists describing crop management practices, identifying pests, and conducting on-farm research across northwestern NY.
2015 Cornell Field Crop Guidelines AvailableThe 2015 edition of the Cornell Integrated Field Crop Management Guidelines is available! New for 2015 are three different product options for the Cornell Guidelines. Users can obtain a print copy, online-only access or a package that combines print and online access. The print edition of the 2015 Field Crops Guide is $26 plus shipping. Online-only access is $26. A combination of print and online access costs $36.50 plus shipping costs for the printed book.
Cornell Guidelines can be obtained through your local Cornell Cooperative Extension office or from the Cornell Store at Cornell University. To order from the Cornell Store, call (800) 624-4080 or order online at: Cornell Store