t. (518) 561-7450
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e. clinton@cornell.edu
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North Country Regional Ag Team Updates 7/30

July 30th:

FARM BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Business Mgmt and Funding:

USDA LAUNCHES NEW HUB FOR RESOURCSE FOR FARMERS: Including H2A labor assistance, loans available, and funding opportunities.

NYFB LABOR WEBINAR JULY 30 REGISTER HERE

The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) in New York is hosting two meetings about the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).The meetings will be available to attend online or with a conference call phone number. Please email Lynnette.wright@usda.gov to receive a calendar invite to the webinars, or follow these links at the appropriate times: Wednesday, August 5, at 7 p.m. or call: 347-690-4420; Conference ID: 498 402 089# Thursday, August 6, at 10 a.m . or call: 347-690-4420; Conference ID: 478 383 664#

PPP APPLICATIONS AND ACCESS TO MONEY UNTIL AUG 8 th, 2020

PPP UPDATE PRESS RELEASE application deadline is

CFAP SIGN UP Available until 28 August follow this link for the APPLICATION INFORMATION

Risk Mgmt/EMPLOYEE SAFETY:

TAKE CCE SURVEY- Coronavirus Producer Action Survey, share the actions you have taken during the pandemic.

NYS Announces Individuals Traveling to New York from Three Additional States Will Be Required to Quarantine for 14 Days -Take note as employees who have travel plans out of the area may be required to quarantine upon return.

WEBINAR RECORDINGS: INDUSTRY SPECIFIC Coverage on Completing the mandatory safety plans: CLICK HERE TO FOR RECORDINGS

The Farm Business Management Team has developed Examples and Considerations for completing the NYS Safety Plan

If you or your farmers have questions or would like help with how to become compliant with these required measures and guidelines, PLEASE direct them to KELSEY O'SHEA via email at kio3@cornell.edu or phone at 315-955-2795.

Stress Management:

NY FarmNet is Open- 1-800-547-3276 and www.nyfarmnet.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) , www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Crisis Text Line Text “GOT 5” to 741-741 , www.crisistextline.org

DAIRY MANAGEMENT

Applications now open for Digital Dairy Prospects Program for high school students. Click here to register.

New “Dialing into Your Best Dairy” podcast on management practices during breeding, gestation, and dry phases. Click hereto listen.

CROPS & SOIL MANAGEMENT

Webinar tonight and next Tuesday on Managing Forages during Drought. Good registration numbers from across NNY, NYS and beyond.

Drought conditions continue and are most severe in St. Lawrence and Clinton Counties where rains have missed.

Western Bean Cutworm moth trapping is underway and trap catches will be at peak this week. We will put out some info on moth numbers and scouting guidance.

Questions coming in have mostly been drought related – failed spring seedings, worries about low forage yields and inventories this season, how to patch up brown, crispy pastures, etc.

July 23rd: 

FARM BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Business Mgmt and Funding:

NEW RELEASE: Open Letter on Understanding Milk Price Behavior from Mark Stephenson and Andrew M. Novakovic.

PPP APPLICATIONS AND ACCESS TO MONEY UNTIL AUG 8th, 2020

PPP UPDATE PRESS RELEASE application deadline is

Changes include:

NEW EZ Forgiveness Application HERE

NEW INTERIM RULES ON FORGIVENESS

CFAP SIGN UP Available until 28 August follow this link for the APPLICATION INFORMATION


Risk Mgmt/EMPLOYEE SAFETY:

WEBINAR RECORDINGS: INDUSTRY SPECIFIC Coverage on Completing the mandatory safety plans: CLICK HERE TO FOR RECORDINGS

The Farm Business Management Team has developed Examples and Considerations for completing the NYS Safety Plan

If you or your farmers have questions or would like help with how to become compliant with these required measures and guidelines, PLEASE direct them to KELSEY O'SHEA via email at kio3@cornell.edu or phone at

315-955-2795.

NEW STATE GUIDANCE FOR FARMS TO PREVENT/RESPOND to COVID-19


Stress Management:

NY FarmNet is Open- 1-800-547-3276 and www.nyfarmnet.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) , www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Crisis Text Line Text “GOT 5” to 741-741 , www.crisistextline.org

DAIRY MANAGEMENT

New blog post on how heat stress impacts the unborn calf

New "Dialing into your best dairy" podcast episode: Heifer Inventory

New podcast on calf disbudding and pain management

CROPS & SOIL MANAGEMENT

Drought conditions continue across the NNY region with hopes for some weekend relief in the form of rains. All of NYS is now categorized as at least ‘D0 Abnormally Dry’ by NOAA and USDA. Portions of Jefferson and Oneida Counties have been upgraded to a ‘D1 Moderate Drought’ with portions of Franklin, Clinton and Essex continuing to be categorized as a D1 as well. A large area in St. Lawrence County has been moved to a ‘D2 Severe Drought’ category and observations on the ground support this. Corn has been showing signs of stress for weeks with some fields now showing patchy discoloration as well. Soybeans in these dry areas remain very small. Hay yields have been well below normal for 2 nd cutting.

Alfalfa is expressing signs of drought-induced nutrient deficiencies all across this region. Potato Leafhoppers have been serious and damaging in lower parts of NYS for the past few weeks but they have not yet been widespread in NNY. Some have been found in Jefferson/Lewis areas but sweeps were conducted last week across Franklin and Clinton Counties without detecting any PLH.