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NCRAT WEEKLY Update April 23, 2020


  • Met with other Regional Dairy Specialists across the state this week to start program planning for Summer/Fall
  • Did a radio interview with Kelsey with 102.7 in Malone (airing this Friday at 8am https://www.1027wicy.com/) on what farmers are doing in this crisis and how consumers can help


  • Charlie is touching up my barley plot area this afternoon for a little bit more drying and Mike Davis et al are coming across tomorrow to plant.
  • I (Kitty) had a small presentation this morning with the NYS Soil Health Working Group zoom call (41 ppl). I presented our NNYADP results on our Within-field Variability in Soil Health Parameters project which spanned the past couple of years. It was well-received with 2 ppl asking questions at the end and 4 follow-up emails from across the Northeast immediately afterward.

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

Grants and funding:

  • SENATE PASSES BILL- HOUSE SCHEDULED TO VOTE TODAY: PPP LOAN PROGRAM FUNDING replenished with $320 billion as well as EDIL funding of 60 billion AND expanding to Agricultural Businesses CLICK HERE for Application Information. NOTE: contact your lenders as soon as possible as funding is again available on a first come first serve basis.
  • USDA Announces CFAP- Coronavirus Food Assistance Program that includes direct payments to farmers as well as product buy-ups to provide food to those in need.
  • Farm Credit East Resources for FUNDING/COVID Including PPP Loan Application can be found by following the LINK HERE
  • To see updated information on available relief loans, grants, or other funding check out this CCE NCRAT Blog Post on the topic. This is updated regularly.

Risk Management/EMPLOYEE SAFETY:

Milk Dumping:

Business Management: