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NY’s ag economy faces low profits, big risks

Feb 12, 2019

The outlook for New York state’s farm economy is steady, with farm incomes likely to remain relatively low for a second straight year, according to  Jennifer Ifft, assistant professor of applied economics and management. Read more

How will the new Farm Bill impact hemp, urban ag and NY’s dairy industry?

Feb 6, 2019

In the first episode of the new season of "Extension Out Loud," Julie Suarez, associate dean of governmental and community relations with CALS,  breaks down how the longest government shutdown in the books has impacted farmers, Cornell’s role in the growing hemp industry, the farm bill’s emphasis on urban agriculture, innovative production, research, and more! Read more

What's Cropping Up? - November/December 2018 Edition

Dec 4, 2018

The full version of What’s Cropping Up? Volume 28 No. 5 is now available as a downloadable PDF and on issuu. Individual articles are always available on the What's Cropping Up? blog as well. Topics include a comparison of conventionally produced vs. organic soybeans, a newly released survey of New York farmers regarding soil health, and an evaluation of use of Adapt-N tool to reduce nitrate leaching. Read more

NNYADP Research Advancing Dairies' Whole Farm Nutrient Efficiency

Oct 16, 2018

Northern New York dairy farmers are using a whole-farm nutrient mass balance software tool to identify opportunities to improve their farmwide use of nitrogen phosphorus, and potassium. The ultimate goal is enhancing watershed and agricultural stewardship while simultaneously increasing on-farm efficiency, milk production and crop yield. Read more