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Identifying Stress in Farm Families - Fact Sheet

Feb 16, 2018
The stress of being a farmer is often overlooked, and the continued slump in dairy prices is exacerbating the issue. NY FarmNet is here to help. NY FarmNet services are available to all farms in New York state, large and small, with a diversity of commodities including dairy, crops, livestock, maple, fruit, vegetables, honey, nursery, and more. Read more

United States Farming Practices Survey

Feb 13, 2018
Cornell University, University of California—Berkeley, and The Nature Conservancy are conducting a nationwide survey for all fruit, vegetable, grain, and field crop producers to identify the biggest challenges that farmers face, as well as the best solutions.  Make sure your voice is heard! Read more

Cover Crop Induced Insect Problems

Feb 9, 2018
The increased adoption of cover crops as a soil conservation and soil health building strategy is not without increased risk from insect pest problems.  Increased insect pest risk can be managed with a combination of timely killing of the cover crop, pest scouting, and additional timely application of insecticide. Read more

Soil Health Researchers Launch Farmer Survey in New York State

Feb 7, 2018
A state-wide survey of New York farmers is underway, with the aim of highlighting economic costs and benefits associated with maintaining and improving agricultural soil health. The survey, which will examine the agricultural practices of using cover crops and reduced tillage, is being conducted by the New York State Soil Health Workgroup and funded by NYS Department of Ag and Markets. Read more

New York Certified Organic Sets 2018 Winter Program Series

Dec 20, 2017
New York Certified Organic, NYCO, has announced its 2018 series of Winter Meetings with a January 9 session on crop rotations with a presentation on Ag-Analytics.org, February 13 focus on harvesting quality forage, and a March 13 spotlight on adding pastured hogs to a diversified dairy or crop business and general farm start-up opportunities. Read more

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