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Beef Quality Assurance Training - Empire Farm Days
August 11, 2015The NWNY Team is working with the NYS BQA committee to conduct A BQA in a Day training during Empire Farm Days.
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Seneca Falls, NY
Manure Pit Safety Demonstration
August 17, 2015Yates County Emergency Services, Soil & Water Conservation, Cornell Cooperative Extension along with NYCAMH are pleased to announce the Manure Pit Safety demonstration unit will be at Benton Fire Station in Benton Center.
Benton Center, NY
Pre-Harvest Field Day
August 26, 2015Pre-Harvest Field Day will be an excellent opportunity for farm employees and owners/managers alike to come out and hear from some of our top regional experts on what they can do to ensure that what goes into the bunk will come out as a high quality feed.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
No registration necessary.
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, July 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