DiNapoli: Farms generate $4.8 billion for New York’s economy

DiNapoli: Farms generate $4.8 billion for New York’s economy

New York state’s farms generated $4.8 billion in revenue in 2017, with 15 agricultural products ranked in the top five nationwide, according to a reportreleased today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

“Agriculture is a crucial piece of the state’s economy, with farms […]

Inaugural tree tapping ceremony to launch Selleck Sugaring Project at Rogers Center

Immediate family members of the late Bruce Selleck are pictured in a maple stand at Rogers Environmental Education Center in Sherburne. The inaugural tree tapping of the Selleck Sugaring Project will take place at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 30. Photo courtesy the Selleck Family

Inaugural tree tapping ceremony to launch Selleck Sugaring Project at Rogers […]

Hop harvest in full swing

Hop harvest in full swing

The harvest season is underway at The Bineyard, a locally owned and operated hop farm and processing facility in Cazenovia. Local breweries including Empire Brewing and Stout Beard are watching closely, for now is the time to brew with “wet hops,” hops that are freshly picked and un-dried.

2018 […]

Deadline Approaches for Continuous Conservation Reserve Program Enrollment

Deadline Approaches for Continuous Conservation Reserve Program Enrollment

Producers Must File by Aug. 17, One-Year Extension Available to Holders of Many Expiring Contracts

Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce reminded producers today that the deadline to sign up for enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program is Friday, Aug. 17, 2018.

“Any agricultural producer that […]

2018 corn silage pre-harvest meetings planned

2018 corn silage pre-harvest meetings planned

With continued low milk prices, getting the biggest bang for your buck out of your home-grown corn silage can help you get improved performance from your herd while also lowering dependence on purchased feed.

Attend a corn silage pre-harvest meeting to help you get up to speed on the […]

New York State congratulates Schuyler County farm as recipient of the 2018 State Agricultural Environmental Management Award

The Stamp family is pictured accepting the award for their vineyard’s work.

New York State congratulates Schuyler County farm as recipient of the 2018 State Agricultural Environmental Management Award

New York state congratulated Lakewood Farm and Lakewood Vineyards, located in Watkins Glen, Schuyler County, as the recipient of the 2018 State Agricultural Environmental Management […]

MC CTA press release – forum on farms in crisis

MC CTA press release – forum on farms in crisis

Are our farms in crisis? How do farms contribute to our local economy? Is there something we can do to help farms survive?

For a discussion of these questions and more, come to Farms in Crisis at Cornell Cooperative Extension, Madison County, 100 Eaton St., […]

Dairy Forage Consultant to Speak at 2018 Empire Farm Days Tuesday, Aug. 7

Dairy Forage Consultant to Speak at 2018 Empire Farm Days Tuesday, Aug. 7

The Empire Farm Days special events lineup includes a program by alfalfa and forage consultant Tom Kilcer of Advanced Ag Systems, Kinderhook, as part of an informational social event sponsored by HarvXtra Alfalfa Tuesday, Aug. 7.

The 2:30 pm program will be […]

Eligibility for elections for the 2018 county committee elections

Eligibility for elections for the 2018 county committee elections

Elections for USDA’s Farm Service Agency’s Madison County Committee are underway.

It is important that every eligible producer participate in these elections because FSA county committees are a link between the agricultural community and the USDA. The 2018 election in Madison County will be conducted for […]

Madison County Producers Have Until Aug. 1 to Submit FSA County Committee Nominations

Madison County Producers Have Until Aug. 1 to Submit FSA County Committee Nominations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Executive Director for Madison County, Donna Purdy, today reminded farmers and ranchers that they have until Aug. 1, 2018, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees.

County committees are made […]

Beef producer meeting planned for July 31

Beef producer meeting planned for July 31

The CNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team is hosting a meeting for local beef producers.

When: Tuesday, July 31st, at 6:30pm Where: Endless Trails Farm Guest House – 8856 Larkin Rd., Hubbardsville 13355 Cost: Free (beverages, hamburgers, hot dogs provided) Registration Deadline: July 26

Ashley McFarland, CNYDLFC […]

NNYADP-funded research by Miner Institute evaluates how summer heat impacts dairy cows

NNYADP-funded research by Miner Institute evaluates how summer heat impacts dairy cows

Heat stress in dairy cattle in the United States costs the dairy industry $1.5 billion annually according to a 2003 study by Ohio State University (St. Pierre, et al.) and the University of Illinois. A 2012 study by the University of Florida (DeVries) […]