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September 17, 2015Livestock handling talk and farm walk-through
Thursday, September 17, 2015
12 Noon - 3:30 PM
Lawnhurst Farms, LLC, 4124 County Road 5, Stanley, NY
This event is designed for dairy and beef farmers to help them improve livestock handling. There will be time after the program for questions and book signing.
Cost: $25 per person, includes a BBQ Beef lunch. Space is limited & lunch will be guaranteed only for those who pre-register.
Please register by September 10, 2015 at www.nwnyteam.org or by writing out a check payable to CCE and mailing it with names of attendees to:
CCE of Genesee County, Attn: Cathy Wallace, 420 E Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.
Latest Dairy Market WatchAn educational newsletter to keep producers informed of changing market factors affecting the dairy industry. How to Read Dairy Market Watch. Dairy Market Watch, July 2015 Report.
Deadlines Reminder...The new Farm Bill contains a number of important changes to USDA programs that will impact our farmers. They are outlined below:
The registration period for 2016 coverage for the Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) is from July 1 to September 30, 2015.
Farmers who participated in the 2015 program will get an automatic increase to their Production History of 1.0261 or 2.61%. This will allow them to enroll just that much more milk marketing's. For producers who are signing up for the first time, they will get their production History as established according to the original rules, with no adjustment or "bump". The process for establishing a Production History is described in the MPP tools section of www.dairymarkets.org.
2015 Cornell Field Crop Guidelines AvailableThe 2015 edition of the Cornell Integrated Field Crop Management Guidelines is available! New for 2015 are three different product options for the Cornell Guidelines. Users can obtain a print copy, online-only access or a package that combines print and online access. The print edition of the 2015 Field Crops Guide is $26 plus shipping. Online-only access is $26. A combination of print and online access costs $36.50 plus shipping costs for the printed book.
Cornell Guidelines can be obtained through your local Cornell Cooperative Extension office or from the Cornell Store at Cornell University. To order from the Cornell Store, call (800) 624-4080 or order online at: Cornell Store