SUNY Morrisville annual yearling sale is Sept. 15, 2019

SUNY Morrisville presents its annual fall yearling sale at noon Sunday, Sept. 15, at the college’s Nancy Sears Stowell Arena on Swamp Road in Smithfield. Yearlings are available for inspection after 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14.

The highly anticipated sale, which is free and open to the public, draws a crowd of potential buyers, […]

Chittenango Garden Club announces September meeting

“Talkin Trash,” a talk on recycling in Madison County will be presented by Kristin Welch, recycling coordinator for Madison County, at the next meeting of the Chittenango Garden Club.

The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in the community room of the Sullivan Free Library – Chittenango location.

The […]

Corn silage information updates planned

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Herkimer will host four pre-harvest corn silage meetings throughout the region over the next two weeks.

One of these workshops will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at Mononfran Farms, 2806 Seneca Turnpike (Route 5) at the corner of Jennings Road in Canastota.

The topic […]

Brindisi to host Dairy Margin Coverage workshop for local farmers

Rep. Anthony Brindisi

New DMC Program, authorized in 2018 Farm Bill, helps dairy producers manage volatility of milk and feed prices 

Congressman Anthony Brindisi (NY-22) will hold a workshop for local farmers to learn the ins and outs of a new program at the United States Department of Agriculture. The Dairy Margin Coverage program, […]

CONSUMER ALERT: Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination in Raw Milk in Otsego County

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard A. Ball today warned consumers in Otsego County and the surrounding area not to consume unpasteurized raw cow milk from Muddy River Dairy LLC due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Muddy River Dairy LLC is located at 63 Main Street, Otego, N.Y., 13825. To […]

Dairy Promotion Order Advisory Board seeks proposals to promote New York’s dairy industry

Applications due Sept. 6, 2019

The state Department of Agriculture and Markets today announced the Dairy Promotion Order Advisory Board is making available $15 million in funding to boost the New York state dairy industry. The Dairy Promotion Order Board is requesting proposals from organizations to advertise and promote New York dairy, as well […]

USDA Opens Signup for Market Facilitation Program

Enrollment open through Dec. 6

Signup opens today for the Market Facilitation Program, a U.S. Department of Agriculture program to assistfarmers who continue to suffer from damages because of unjustified trade retaliation from foreign nations. Through MFP, USDA will provide up to $14.5 billion in direct payments to impacted producers, part of a broader […]

Mohawk Valley 4-H announces sixth annual livestock auction

The Herkimer County 4-H Program will host their sixth annual Mohawk Valley 4-H livestock auction at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at the Central New York Farm Progress Show held at the Len-Lo Farm on Robinson Road, Mohawk.

Selling this year will be five beef market steers, two market lambs and one market […]

New Feature Helps Producers Find Farm Loans that Fit Their Operation

A new online tool can help farmers and ranchers find information on U.S. Department of Agriculture farm loans that may best fit their operations. USDA has launched the new Farm Loan Discovery Tool as the newest feature on, the Department’s self-service website for farmers.

“Access to credit is critical in the agriculture industry, especially for new […]

SUNY Morrisville news

College invites cannabis growers and producers to a cannabis showcase Aug. 9

SUNY Morrisville is hosting a cannabis growers’ and producers’ showcase Friday, Aug. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m., for those actively involved with or interested in growing or producing cannabis-derived products.

The showcase will include a trade show, field visits, panel sessions, […]

Four ways dairy farmers keep their cows cool in the summer

It wasn’t just people looking for ways to beat the summer heat following a recent surge that saw temperatures hovering near 100 degrees across the Northeast.

Believe it or not, dairy cows are extremely sensitive to heat and actually prefer cooler temperatures; therefore, when the temperatures begin to rise (cows start to experience heat […]

ICYMI: Deadline for farm sexual harassment workshop July 26

A workshop titled ‘Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms – Tools for Employers’ will be held Monday, July 29, 2019, and Tuesday, July 30, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at multiple locations in New York state. The cost is $10 per person, payable at the door. Register and choose your location by July 26 […]