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Event Details


December 4 - December 5, 2013


RIT Inn & Conference Center
5257 West Henrietta Road
Henrietta, NY 14467


Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Cathy Wallace
(585) 343-3040 x138


Calf Congress 2013 - "Growing the Next Generation"

December 4 - December 5, 2013

Calf Congress 2013 -
A variety of calf management topics will be presented of interest to dairy producers and agriservice personnel alike. The focus will be on the young dairy replacement heifer. The format includes a pre-conference evening reception and dinner with presentations and a panel discussion followed by a full day of speakers concluding with a moderated panel discussion.

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Upcoming Events

Quality Milk Training - Batavia

January 8 - March 5, 2015
10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Cornell Cooperative Extension, Pro-Dairy and QMPS will be offering a program this winter focusing on milk quality. Programs will be offered at several locatins and will be available via live presentations and web conferencing.
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Quality Milk Training - Canandaigua

January 8 - March 5, 2015
10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Canandaigua, NY

Cornell Cooperative Extension, Pro-Dairy and QMPS will be offering a program this winter focusing on milk quality. Programs will be offered at several locatins and will be available via live presentations and web conferencing.
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Winter Dairy Management - Batavia Location

March 9, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Batavia, NY

For dairy farmers, the pleasure of historically high milk prices in 2014 has turned into the prospect of significantly lower milk checks for 2015. The component based pricing system for milk offers a means to achieve higher profits with the same level of milk production. Many producers have gained and maintained higher milk components even with Holsteins consistently surpassing the 3.5% BF and 3.0% MP standards.

FSA Borrower Credits available
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Deadlines Reminder...

The new Farm Bill contains a number of important changes to USDA programs that will impact our farmers. They are outlined below:

Ag Risk Coverage (ARC) & Price Loss Coverage (PLC) replace the Base Acres programs, leaving the decision of which program to participate in up to the producer. The Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) & Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs are managed by the Farm Service Agency (FSA). Both programs are limited area risk programs, limited because of how little of the producer's risk is covered and will commit your farm for 2014-2018. More information on these choices is provided in the attached Vermont Corn Silage & Grain Corn fact sheet. These are complicated programs that need to be carefully reviewed in order that you make the best choice for your operation by the following dates:

February 27: deadline to update yields and re-allocate bases for ARC/PLC.

March 31: Final date to make an election in the ARC/PLC program.

Contact your county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office for details.

Crop insurance remains as the primary disaster protection that can cover from 50%-85% of your expected crop value in addition to the ARC/PLC programs. This year?s price election for corn silage is $38.50/ton, down from $41.25 in 2014. The cost of your premium is subsidized by the USDA up to 67% and the enterprise unit option can reduce premium costs by as much as 50%. A list of crop insurance agents is enclosed for your convenience. NAP from FSA is available to provide protection up to 65% of the expected value of crops that are not insurable.

March 16: sales closing/policy modification deadline.

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) has been expanded to include higher coverage levels, up to 65% of the crop yield, at 100% of the FSA established prices. NAP offers protection for crops not insured by other RMA policies. Contact your local FSA office for details.

March 16:
deadline to enroll/modify a policy.

Whole Farm Revenue Insurance provides insurance for all commodities on the farm, tied to your Schedule F. Protects specialty and organic crops and livestock and those locally and direct marketed.

March 16: deadline to enroll

Conservation Compliance: In order to receive crop insurance subsidies for 2016 a producer must certify compliance with FSA by June 1, 2015. The registration period for 2016 coverage for the Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) is from July 1 to September 30, 2015. Nearly 70% of Vermont's dairy farms now have some form of price protection, either through MPP or Dairy Livestock Gross Margin (LGM) insurance.

Dairy Of Distinction Application

Attractive dairy farms give the consumer greater confidence in the wholesomeness of milk and stimulate milk sales which encourages public support of the dairy industry. The award gives recognition to the dairy farmer for maintaining a well-kept farmstead. To download a copy of the application go to: New York Application

2015 Cornell Field Crop Guidelines Available

The 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 shippings costs for the printed book.

Cornell Guidelines can be obtained througy your local Cornell Cooperative Extension office or fromthe Cornell Store at Cornell University. To order from the Cornell Store, call (800) 624-4080 or order online at: Cornell Store

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