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Deferred Action Overview

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: June 5, 2013

By now most people have heard of the Obama administration's June 15th announcement of a new policy providing some immigrants who were brought to this country as children an opportunity to avoid deportation. This is referred to as "deferred action from deportation", and allows the Department of Homeland Security to use its judgment and not deport people that they determine to be a low priority for immigration enforcement. So do any of your employees qualify for deferred action?

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has put forward a list of guidelines that can help to determine who is eligible for deferred action. Those who meet these guidelines may be granted two years of deferment from deportation, subject to renewal, as well as eligibility to apply for work permits. This does NOT provide a path to permanent residency or citizenship. While each request for deferred action will be decided on a case-by-case basis, those persons who meet the following age, residency, education and legal requirements may be eligible:

  • Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012
  • Came to the United States before turning 16
  • Have lived in the United States continuously since June 15, 2007 up to the present time
  • Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012 and at the time of submitting a request for consideration for deferred action
  • Entered the United States before June 15, 2012 without inspection or whose lawful immigration statues expired as of June 15, 2012
  • Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States
  • Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety

The bottom line: The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting applications for deferred action from deportation on August 15th. Applicants must fill out the required forms and pay a fee of $465. The USCIS warns applicants to be aware of scams; there is no expedited process for applying for deferred action, though con artists may claim to be able to rush an application for a fee.

For more information on deferred action, the filing process and links to the forms required for applications, visit the USCIS website (www.uscis.gov). You can also call their hotline (1-800-375-5283) from 8am-8pm for assistance in English or Spanish.

The Department of Homeland Security's website (http://www.dhs.gov/deferred-action-process) also offers more information, plus a link to an information page in Spanish.


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Upcoming Events

Pasture Walk - Wild Geese Farm - Franklinville, NY

August 21, 2019
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Fanklinville, NY

Topics to include: Tools for Managing Rotational Grazed Pasture, Weed ID and Management and Calculating Cost of Production. 
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Bovine Reproduction and AI Training Course

September 24 - September 25, 2019
9:30am - 3:30pm
Shortsville, NY

This two-day AI workshop will be held on September 24 and 25. 

Topics covered will include:

• Reproductive Physiology
• Synchronization Protocols
• Heat Detection
• Artificial Insemination
• Proper Thawing of Semen
• Loading A.I. guns
• Practice Breeding Cows

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Corn Congress - Batavia Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 8, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Please join the NWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crop Program's team for our annual Corn Congress.  DEC re-certification points and Certified Crop Adviser credits available, so bring your picture ID.  Lunch is included.  Hear from program-related professionals and visit with our sponsoring vendors.  
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Announcements

2019 NY Corn & Soybean Yield Contests - Entries Due 8/30/19

The annual corn and soybean yield contests sponsored by the New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association are underway. Click Here for the 2019 yield contest entry form.  This form and contest rules can also be found on the NY Corn & Soybean Growers Association web page at: https://nycornsoy.org/ 

Entry forms must be postmarked by Friday, August 30 and mailed or emailed to Mike Stanyard. Cost is $30 per entry. Good Luck! 


Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms

If you're wondering how to get your farm business in compliance with NYS Sexual Harassment Regulations, you've come to the right place.  This is a recording of the presentations given at the live training on July 30 and July 31, 2019 across New York State, which provides updates and farm-specific resources developed by CCE. View the recording here: https://youtu.be/_1IjmAj1Nb8.

RMA Announces Additional One-time Changes to Prevented Planting Provisions

June 29, 2019

RMA Announces Additional One-time Changes to Prevented Planting Provisions
for 2019 Crop Year

In response to delayed and prevented planting resulting from above average rainfall and wetness, the USDA Risk Management Agency has made a one-time change to the 2019 crop year prevented planting rules that effectively allows silage corn, if planted as a cover crop following local agricultural expert guidelines, to be acceptable as a post-prevented planting cover crop. Under this one-time rule change, producers are allowed to produce this crop while retaining their prevented planting payment. This change couples with previously announced one-time changes to the prevented planting rules - including expanded acceptable uses for post-prevented planting cover crops and a change in the cover crop haying and grazing start date rule - serve to help those struggling to meet their forage needs due to the weather.

Read the full article from the New York Crop Insurance Education Program.

The USDA-RMA states that "For crop insurance purposes, a cover crop is a crop generally recognized by agricultural experts as agronomically sound for the area for erosion control or other purposes related to conservation or soil improvement." PRO-DAIRY specialists Joe Lawrence and Karl Czymmek and Dr. Quirine Ketterings, Professor and Director of Cornell Nutrient Management Spear Program have released a letter stating "Corn on Prevented Planting acres meets these objectives."


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