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Weekly Update 11-20-20

Crops:

  • Corn harvest continues with few weather interruptions and with yields reported as ‘not too bad.’
  • Forage inventories are tight on many farms with some farms needing to purchase hay or silage. Remember to share the https://nysforageexchange.com/ website which facilitates farmer-to-farmer hay and silage transactions. The website is moderated and is a nice option for avoiding craigslist and Facebook marketplace.
  • The 2020 drought continues, with most all of the North Country still in Abnormally Dry or Moderate Drought categories.
  • She team is working with SWCD and a few farms in Clinton and Essex Counties to upgrade corn planters for No-till planting through a grant secured by Pete Hagar.
  • Working on details for hosting a "virtual" agribusiness field crop weed control discussion. The plan is to share the results of some of our on-farm research results and talk about strategic weed control planning as we prepare for the upcoming growing season.
  • Summarizing the last of the on-farm research trial results and putting them into useable written materials and presentation formats.
  • Preparing upcoming virtual talks/presentations that will be held this winter

Dairy:

“Virtual Feed Dealer Seminars”, December 9, 2020, there will be a Morning Session

8-10:30am and an Evening Session 6:30-9:00pm. Please click here to register.

Lindsay is on maternity leave now through to the New Year - please reach out to Casey for all dairy related topics

Working on multiple research projects (calf diarrhea and cow comfort) and DAP calf discussion group (farm visits for calf weights and blood samples, forage variability feed project feed out sampling has started

Working on a few podcast and webinar series with Statewide Dairy Group (stay tuned for Troubleshooting Herd Health Podcast! This will be released at the start of December!)

Running the Digital Dairy Prospects Program - last session is tonight

Working with producers and local CCE staff on the Workforce Protection Grant

details are finalized for our "Critical Calf Care: Decision Making for Urgent Calf Health" program. Click here to register

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

Register here for the 2 session FREE program for Farm Women on stress management inspired by Annie's Project (Dec 9 & Dec 15)

Cornell Ag Workforce Development Council is offering the Labor Roadshow series, Nov 18, 19, 20, 23, 24. Register here.

Questions about NY sick leave requirements? Click here to learn more.

USDA FSA Updates:

Enrollment begins for agriculture risk coverage and price loss coverage programs for 2021. Click herefor more info.

Sign up for Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) opened Oct 13, and runs until Dec 11, 2020. Click here to use the decision tool and determine the best coverage level for your farm

Stress Management: