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NCRAT Weekly Update 10-9-20

Crops:

  • Corn silage is essentially off. Recent frosts have sped up dry down significantly. Yields are low in most drought-impacted areas, but not too bad across the rest of NNY. Soybeans and grain corn is being combined. Not too many yield reports yet.
  • Hemp regulations may undergo another, yet unknown change in the next few weeks. NYS, USDA and other states, are renegotiating recent changes to hemp regulations for NYS and will probably have news over the next few weeks. There is still some 2019 hemp biomass in the region without a market.
  • We are assisting with some yield contest entries this week. Still getting questions about soils sampling and fall management of weedy row crop fields, pastures and hay fields. Also inquiries about late-planted winter cover crops.

Dairy:

Reaching out to local ag businesses for sponsorships for winter programming

  • Working on multiple research projects and DAP calf discussion group (farm visits for calf weights and blood samples)
  • Working on NNYADP project proposals for next year
  • Working on a few podcast and webinar series with Statewide Dairy Group
  • Helping local counties with virtual Family Farm Day/Day at the Farm
  • Running the Digital Dairy Prospects Program

Farm Business Management:

  • REMINDER: NY Farm Bureau (I confirmed this with the President) is offering ALL OF ITS COVID-19 related information to ALL FARMERS on their website. They want everyone to be aware and involved. Feel free to direct farmers there - they can all access it here is the link:https://www.nyfb.org/news/covid-19-news

Labor/Risk Mgmt Topics:

  • Business Mgmt and Funding:

    Stress Management: