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GDD Base 50 May 1 - Aug 5

Weather Outlook – August 6, 2020

Aug 6, 2020

Temperatures will creep back into the 80s and low 90s next week. The seven-day precipitation amounts will range from 0.10” to 1.25” inches. The 8-14 day outlook (August13-19) favors above-normal temperatures and slightly favors below-normal precipitation.

GDD Base 50 May 1 - July 29

Weather Outlook – July 30, 2020

Jul 30, 2020

Last week temperatures ranged from 2 to 8 degrees above normal. Precipitation has ranged from a hundredth of an inch to over 4 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 110-210.

GDD Base 50 May 1 - July 22

Weather Outlook – July 23, 2020

Jul 24, 2020

Last week temperatures ranged from 2 to 6 degrees above normal. Precipitation has ranged from a hundredth of an inch to near 4 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 110-210.

GDD Base 50 March 1 - July 15

Weather Outlook – July 16, 2020

Jul 16, 2020

Last week temperatures ranged from 2 to 8 degrees above normal. Precipitation has ranged from half an inch to over 4 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 120-200.

GDD Base 50 May 1 - July 8

Weather Outlook – July 9, 2020

Jul 9, 2020

Contributed by NOAA Northeast Regional Climate Center, Cornell University
Last week temperatures ranged from 2 degrees below normal to 4 degrees above normal. Precipitation has ranged from a trace to 2 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 110-190.

GDD Base 50 May 1 - July 1

Weather Outlook - July 1, 2020

Jul 2, 2020

Last week temperatures ranged from 2 degrees below normal to 4 degrees above normal. Precipitation has ranged from a trace to over 3 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 80 to 160.

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NOFA-NY virtual field day: Adapting and Collaborating to Grow the Farm

Jun 26, 2020

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 / 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
In this webinar you’ll learn how Main Street Farms grew from one to 60 acres, scaling up with land, infrastructure, and equipment. It will include a tour of the fields, greenhouses, high tunnels, pack shed, and vegetable warehouse.

GDD Base 50 May 1 - June 17

Weather Outlook – June 18, 2020

Jun 18, 2020

Last week temperatures ranged from 2 to 6 degrees below normal. Precipitation has ranged from a hundredth of an inch to near 2 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 30 to 110.

GDD Base 50 May 1 - June 10

Weather Outlook – June 11, 2020

Jun 11, 2020

Last week temperatures ranged from near normal to 8 degrees above normal. Precipitation has ranged from a hundredth of an inch to near 2 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 50 to 150.

GDD Base 50 May 1 - May 27

Weather Outlook – May 28, 2020

May 29, 2020

Last week temperatures ranged from 2 degrees below normal to more than 10 degrees above normal. Precipitation has ranged from a trace to two inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 60 to over 120.

GDD Base 50 May 1 - May 20

Weather Outlook – May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

Last week temperatures ranged from 6 degrees below normal to 2 degrees above normal. Precipitation has ranged from a quarter of an inch to two inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from less than 20 to 70.

Weather Outlook – May 14, 2020

May 14, 2020

Last week temperatures ranged from 10 to 16 degrees below normal. Precipitation has ranged from a quarter of an inch to one inch. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 0-7.

GDD Base 50 May 1 - May 6

Weather Outlook – May 7, 2020

May 7, 2020

Last week temperatures ranged from near normal to 4 degrees below normal. Precipitation has ranged from a hundredth of an inch to two inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 0-40.

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Researchers to explore perennial grains with $1.77M grant

May 1, 2020

A Cornell researcher is part of a multi-institution team helping upstate New York organic farmers grow and increase profitability of perennial grain crops, which can be planted once and will yield grain for multiple years.

GDD Base 50 March 1 - April 29

Weather Outlook – April 30, 2020

Apr 30, 2020

Last week temperatures ranged from 2 to 10 degrees below normal. Precipitation has ranged from a hundredth of an inch to two inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 0-10.

GDD Base 50 March 1 - April 22

Weather Outlook – April 23, 2020

Apr 23, 2020


Last week temperatures ranged from 6 to 12 degrees below normal. Precipitation has ranged from a hundredth of an inch to one inch. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 0-6.
 

GDD Base 50 March 1 - April 15

Weather Outlook – April 16, 2020

Apr 16, 2020


Last week temperatures ranged from near normal to 4 degrees below normal. Precipitation has ranged from a quarter of an inch to near 3 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 0-10.
 

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Building Soil Health in Organic Systems Webinar

Apr 13, 2020

This webinar (on Friday, April 17 at 1 pm EDT) will address The Organic Center's new research conducted in partnership with the University of Maryland on the benefits of organic farming to soil health and climate change mitigation, and specific organic soil-building practices to illuminate strategies that have the biggest impacts on soil health.

GDD Base 50 March 1 - April 8

Weather Outlook – April 9, 2020

Apr 9, 2020

Last week temperatures ranged from near normal to 8 degrees above normal. Precipitation has ranged from one inch. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 0-10.

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Organic Seed Potato Production Webinar Available!

Apr 6, 2020

A webinar on Organic Seed Potato Production by Rue Genger of the University of Wisconsin-Madison is being held on April 15th at 2PM Pacific (3PM Mountain, 4PM Central, 5PM Eastern). It is free and open to the public.

Herbicide resistance increasing over time world wide

Statewide herbicide resistance screening to start in 2020: Help us to help you!

Mar 24, 2020

Beginning in 2020, we will undertake a screening effort to describe the distribution of herbicide resistance in the state. This coming summer and fall, growers, crop consultants and allied industry personnel who suspect they have herbicide resistance are encouraged to contact Dr. Lynn Sosnoskie to arrange for weed seed collection.

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CCE educators help farmers meet new produce safety codes

Mar 5, 2020

All farms that meet market and income requirements and which grow fruits and vegetables commonly eaten raw are now required to comply with a new set of regulations aimed at keeping fresh fruits and vegetables free of microbial contamination from such pathogens as Listeria and Salmonella. Thankfully, CCE is here to help farmers navigate new produce safety codes.

NY phosphorous index structure chart

New York Phosphorus Index 2.0

Jan 14, 2020

After more than 15 years of field use, version 1 of the New York Phosphorus Index (NY-PI) has been updated. The new version (NY-PI 2.0) incorporates new science and does a better job of addressing P loss risk while still giving farm managers options for recycling manure nutrients.

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Meet our faculty: Lynn M. Sosnoskie

Nov 6, 2019

Lynn M. Sosnoskie, joined the Horticulture section of the School of Integrative Plant Science in 2019 as an assistant professor of weed ecology and management for speciality crop systems. 

GDD Base 50 - May 1 - October 3

Weather Outlook – October 3, 2019

Oct 3, 2019

FROST WARNING: A much cooler week is in store compared to last week, with a good chance of a 1-2 inch rainfall event for upstate NY from late Sunday through Tuesday.  After today’s rain, clear skies will reappear later Friday and particularly Saturday.   This will lead to a widespread frost for much of  northern and central NY Saturday morning. 

GDD Base 50 - May 1 - September 25

Weather Outlook –September 26, 2019

Sep 26, 2019

Last week temperatures ranged from near normal to 8 degrees above normal. Precipitation has ranged from a trace to 2 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 30 to 110.

Richard Ball, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets commissioner

Head of Ag and Markets hailed as Friend of Extension

Sep 26, 2019

Richard Ball, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets commissioner, was presented the Friend of Extension Award by Cornell Cooperative Extension at a ceremony Sept. 26 at Cornell’s Statler Hotel.

GDD Base 50 - May 1 - September 11

Weather Outlook –September 12, 2019

Sep 12, 2019

Last week temperatures were near normal to 6 degrees below normal. Precipitation has ranged from a trace to 2 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 20 to 100. Above-normal temperatures this week!

GDD Base 50 - May 1 - August 28

Weather Outlook – August 29, 2019

Aug 29, 2019

Last week temperatures were near normal to 4 degrees below normal. Precipitation has ranged from a trace to 3 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 50 to 130.

GDD Base 50 - May 1 - August 21

Weather Outlook – August 22, 2019

Aug 23, 2019

A pretty tranquil week is in store for New York.  Temperatures will be very close to normal and there will be little if any rainfall through late Tuesday at the earliest.  Daytime high temperatures will be mainly in the 70s to low 80s at best through Tuesday and a bit warmer on Wednesday (low- mid 80s).

A male and two females sit on buckets in a field smiling and sorting through crops.

Michael Rosato: Creating a more sustainable and affordable future for New York growers

Aug 23, 2019

Michael Rosato, a doctoral student studying under the guidance of Steve Reiners, professor and chair of the horticulture section of the School of Integrative Plant Science, is evaluating the soil sulfur levels on vegetable farms across New York State and conducting sulfur fertilizer trails that have economically important crops for growers. 

GDD Base 50 - May 1 - August 14

Weather Outlook – August 15, 2019

Aug 16, 2019

Last week temperatures ranged within 2 degrees of normal. Precipitation has ranged from a quarter inch to 3 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 80 to 160.

GDD Base 50 - May 1 - August 7

Weather Outlook – August 8, 2019

Aug 8, 2019

Last week temperatures ranged within 2 degrees of normal. Precipitation has ranged from a hundredth of an inch to near 3 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 70 to 170.

Cover crop, Diakon radish field and blue sky

Cover Crop Incentive Program Survey – make your voice heard!

Aug 7, 2019

Cornell University, with support from Sustainable, Agriculture, Research, and Education (SARE), is conducting a survey for all fruit, vegetable, field crop, grain, and mixed crop-livestock producers in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Vermont to identify the biggest challenges that farmers face, as well as the best solutions in regards to cover crop incentive programs. You do not need to have experience with cover crops to participate.

Schumer announces funding for hemp seed bank at Cornell

Aug 5, 2019

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., on Aug. 2 announced $500,000 in funding for the USDA establish the first industrial hemp seed bank in the U.S., co-located at Cornell AgriTech, which will be used to breed and study new hemp cultivars. 

GDD Base 50 - May 1 - July 31

Weather Outlook – Aug 1, 2019

Aug 2, 2019

Last week temperatures ranged from near normal to 4 degrees above normal. Precipitation has ranged from a hundredth of an inch to 1 ½ inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 110 to 170. Near normal weather for the next week.

Weather Outlook – July 25, 2019

Jul 25, 2019

Last week temperatures ranged from 2 to 4 degrees above normal. Precipitation has ranged from a hundredth of an inch to near 4 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 110 to 210.

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Do ladybugs help your garden grow? Depends on surroundings

Jul 15, 2019

A new study of cabbage crops in New York – a state industry worth close to $60 million in 2017, according to the USDA – reports for the first time that the effectiveness of releasing natural enemies to combat pests depends on the landscape surrounding the field.

Cornell Law students and faculty after obtaining a family court order for a youth farmworker in Wyoming County, New York.

Farmworker initiatives earn community engagement honor

Jul 5, 2019

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has named Cornell University the winner of the 2019 Northeast Region Community Engagement Scholarship Award. Given by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), the award recognizes extraordinary community outreach initiatives by its member universities. Cornell was recognized for its interdisciplinary farmworker research and collaboration initiatives, which collectively benefit thousands of farmworkers in 40 counties across New York state and beyond.
 

GDD Base 50 - May 1 - June 26

Weather Outlook – June 27, 2019

Jun 27, 2019

Last week temperatures ranged within 2 degrees of normal. Precipitation has ranged from a quarter of an inch to over 3 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 70 to 150.

GDD Base 50 - May 1 - June 19

Weather Outlook – June 20, 2019

Jun 21, 2019

Last week temperatures ranged from near-normal to 6 degrees below normal. Precipitation has ranged from a tenth of an inch to 2 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 40 to 120.

Field day attendees behind small grains

Organic @ Cornell Summer Field Day Series Announced

Jun 21, 2019

The Cornell Organic  Production and Marketing Program Work Team and New York Soil Health Initiative, in conjunction with NOFA-NY, have announced a free Organic @ Cornell Summer Field Day Series.

David Wolfe

Wolfe offers ag fixes to ‘complex, severe’ climate change

Jun 14, 2019

David Wolfe, professor in the School of Integrative Plant Science, told a congressional committee in a hearing on agricultural resiliency that climate change impacts have been more complex and severe than scientists had forecast three decades ago.

GDD Base 50 - May 1 - June 12

Weather Outlook – June 13, 2019

Jun 13, 2019

Last week temperatures ranged within 2 degrees of normal. Precipitation has ranged from half an inch to over 2 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 40 to 120. Unsettled conditions for most of the week with a few dry periods.

Organic Onion Grower Survey – Insect and Foliar Disease Management

Jun 11, 2019

Researchers from Cornell Entomology and the School of Integrative Plant Science – Plant Pathology and Plant Microbe Biology Section are conducting a survey to learn about current management strategies used for two serious onion pests in organic onion production in New York State.

Weather Outlook - June 6, 2019

Jun 7, 2019

After today, a long awaited dry period is in store through at least late Monday.   Temperatures across the region will be near or slightly above normal  for the entire week.  Highs will be in the mid 70s  to mid 80s and lows will be in the low to mid 50s.  

Greg Peck in an apple orchard.

Cornell researchers win major awards from cider industry

Apr 19, 2019

Chris Gerling, extension associate in the food science department, and Greg Peck, assistant professor in the horitculture section of the School of Integrative Plant Science, both recently received major awards from the cider industry. 

Organic Apple Grower Survey

Apr 11, 2019

A survey is being conducted by a multi-institutional research and extension team from Cornell University, The Rodale Institute, and the University of Vermont. The purpose of the survey is to identify disease challenges to organic apple production in Eastern US. We will use the data for developing a USDA research and outreach proposal. Your responses will remain anonymous and you will not be identified by name or operation in any of our publications or presentations.


Please complete the short survey if you are growing apples organically. (Read More link will take you to the survey.)

Flooded corn field

Weathering change: Cornell CALS helps New York farmers adapt

Mar 11, 2019

Climatic changes are disrupting the entire farm cycle, from forcing delays in planting to reducing yields when the crops do grow. Cornell’s Climate Smart Farming program (CSF) supports farmers in New York state and the Northeast to put in place new practices that increase agricultural productivity and farming incomes sustainably and increase farmers' resiliency.  

Students working on their computers.

Digital Agriculture Hackathon tackles world’s most pressing agricultural problems

Mar 6, 2019

Over the course of two days, students from a wide range of disciplines – from computer science to engineering to animal health to public health – came together during Cornell University’s first Digital Agriculture Hackathon to find innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing agricultural problems.

2nd Annual Cornell Organic Symposium to be Held April 24th

Mar 5, 2019

The Organic Production and Marketing Program Work Team is sponsoring the second annual Cornell Organic Symposium, April 24th from 1:00 – 5:00 PM in G10 Biotech on the Cornell Ithaca campus. This year the Symposium will have a weed management theme and feature weed ecologist Chuck Mohler as keynote speaker. 

Study: US organic grains production lags behind demand

Feb 25, 2019

U.S. farmers are growing more organic grain. But demand from the U.S. organic livestock industry is rising even faster — and that's led, predictably, to soaring imports of organic grain, according to a new report.

Jennifer Ifft, assistant professor of applied economics and management.

NY’s ag economy faces low profits, big risks

Feb 12, 2019

The outlook for New York state’s farm economy is steady, with farm incomes likely to remain relatively low for a second straight year, according to  Jennifer Ifft, assistant professor of applied economics and management.

NY FarmNet Conducting NYS Organic Farmer Survey

Feb 5, 2019

NY FarmNet's graduate student intern is helping NY FarmNet strengthen their outreach to the organic farming community. If you are an organic farmer in New York State, they would appreciate if you would take their survey!

Raising organic broccoli in the East webinar now available

Jan 25, 2019

The Eastern Broccoli Project presented a live webinar aimed at those raising organic broccoli in the Eastern US and has made it available for playback. Topics include organic nutrition, weed and insect management, variety selection, and market options. More information on this topic may be found at easternbroccoli.org as well.

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New online tool shows climate change in your backyard

Oct 24, 2018

Climate change hits home. A warming world affects the Northeast region, and to demonstrate, the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions has developed a new online tool: Climate Change in Your County.

Cornell faculty receive $1.4 million to study organic farming

Oct 17, 2018

Three projects aimed at bolstering the success of organic farmers and those pursuing a transition to organic production are receiving funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture.

Weather Outlook – September 20, 2018

Sep 20, 2018

Last week temperatures were 8-12 degrees above-normal. Precipitation has ranged from less than ¼“ to over 4”. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 110-170.

Reduced Tillage Handbook Now Available Free

Sep 17, 2018

A handbook for improving soil health in both organic and conventional vegetable, row crop, and small grain systems is now available at no charge from Cornell Cooperative Extension and partners that made possible a popular field day event that served as the basis for the handbook.

Weather Outlook – September 13, 2018

Sep 13, 2018

Last week temperatures were within 2 degrees of normal. Precipitation has ranged from ¼ “ to over 3”. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 40-120. Scattered showers Thursday into Friday, dry for the weekend. Moisture from Hurricane Florence to reach NY next week??

Weather Outlook – August 30, 2018

Aug 30, 2018

Last week temperatures were 2 to 6+ degrees above-normal. Precipitation has ranged from a trace to over 1”. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 80-160.

Weather Outlook - August 23, 2018

Aug 23, 2018

Last week temperatures were near normal to 4 degrees above-normal. Precipitation has ranged from less than ½ “ to over 3”. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 100-180. There were improvements in drought conditions in western NY and northern NY.

Weather Outlook –August 16, 2018

Aug 16, 2018

Last week temperatures were near normal to 4 degrees above-normal. Precipitation has ranged from less than ½ “ to over 4”, isolated areas saw over 8” with flooding. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 110-170. Moderate drought continues in part of western and northern NY.

Weather Outlook - August 9, 2018

Aug 9, 2018

Last week temperatures were 4-8 degrees above-normal. Precipitation has ranged from less than ½ “ to over 4”, with an additional tenth to 2” over the last 24 hours. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 130-190. Moderate drought continues in part of western and northern NY; conditions improved in Otsego & Schoharie.

Weather Outlook - August 2, 2018

Aug 2, 2018

Last week temperatures were 2 degrees below-normal to 4 degrees above-normal. Precipitation has ranged from less than ¼” to near 3”. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 110-160. Moderate drought expanded in part of northern NY; conditions improved in much of the lower half of the state.

Weather Outlook - July 26, 2018

Jul 26, 2018

Last week temperatures were near-normal to 4 degrees above-normal. Precipitation has ranged from less than ¼” to over 4”. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 90-170. Moderate drought and abnormally dry conditions expanded in northern NY.

Weather Outlook - July 19, 2018

Jul 19, 2018

Last week temperatures were near-normal to 6 degrees above-normal. Precipitation has ranged from a trace to 4”. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 100-180. Moderate drought expanded in western NY, where the rain has missed; abnormally dry conditions expanded farther north.

Weather Outlook - July 12, 2018

Jul 16, 2018

Last week temperatures were near-normal to 4 degrees above-normal. Precipitation has ranged from a trace to 2”. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 100-180. Abnormally dry conditions have been expanded for part of NY and moderate drought has been introduced in some areas.

Soil Health Experts from Fertilizer Institute in Washington, DC; Cornell University, CCE to Speak at 2018 Empire Farm Days

Jul 16, 2018

The Soil Health Seminars programming at the 2018 Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls, NY, will provide the opportunity to hear from soil specialists, learn from farming peers in daily panel presentations, see tabletop demonstrations, tour never cover crop plots, and have a soil report created for your use. The presentations are free and organized by the New York State Interagency Soil Health Working Group.

Weather Outlook - July 5, 2018

Jul 5, 2018

Last week temperatures ranged from 2-10 degrees above-normal. Precipitation has ranged from less than ¼ “ to over 3”. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 130-210. Abnormally dry conditions have been expanded for part of northern NY and the finger lake region.

July 31: Reduced Tillage Field Day in Willsboro

Jul 3, 2018

In-field demonstrations with agricultural specialists and growers from NY and Vermont and six learning stations are all part of the Reduced Tillage in Organic Systems Field Day to be held Tuesday, July 31, 2018, from 9 am to 3 pm at the Cornell Willsboro Research Farm, 48 Sayward Lane, Willsboro, NY. The event is free to attend.

Farming with Intentional Biodiversity

Jun 28, 2018

Klaas Martens grew up farming intensively with chemicals; now he and his wife Mary-Howell are organic devotees operating a thriving farm and grain mill helping boost the regional economy in upstate New York.

Weather Outlook - June 28, 2018

Jun 28, 2018

Last week temperatures ranged from 8 degrees below normal to near- normal. Precipitation has ranged from less than ¼ “ to 2”. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 50-130. Abnormally dry conditions have been expanded for part of central NY.

Weather Outlook – June 21, 2018

Jun 21, 2018

Last week temperatures ranged from 2 degrees below normal to 4 degrees above normal. Precipitation has ranged from less than ¼ “ to 3”. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 60-140. Abnormally dry conditions have been introduced for many areas in NY.

Weather Outlook - May 24, 2017

May 24, 2018

Last week temperatures ranged from 2 degrees below-normal to 8 degrees above-normal. Precipitation has ranged from ½ “ to 3 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 10-110.

Save the Date! New York Soil Health Summit

May 23, 2018

Save the date for the first New York Soil Health Summit. This event, organized by the New York Soil Health project, is for farmers, researchers, agriculture service providers, government agencies, non-profits and policy-makers interested in advancing soil health efforts across the state.

Weather Outlook – May 17, 2018

May 17, 2018

Last week temperatures ranged from near-normal to 4 degrees above normal. Precipitation has ranged from a trace to over two inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 20-80.

Nutritious red rice developed for the U.S.

Feb 28, 2018

Cornell and U.S Department of Agriculture researchers announced that they are releasing a nutritious new red rice cultivar that should appeal to people interested in alternative grains.

New seed catalog restores vegetable flavor to savor

Feb 27, 2018

Cornell plant breeder Michael Mazourek, chef Dan Barber and seed producer Matthew Goldfarb have launched a new vegetable seed catalog that provides a vegetable bounty that any foodie will crave.

Identifying Stress on Farm Families - Fact Sheet

Feb 16, 2018

The stress of being a farmer is often overlooked, and the continued slump in commodity prices is exacerbating the issue. NY FarmNet is here to help. NY FarmNet services are available to all farms in New York state, large and small, with a diversity of commodities including dairy, crops, livestock, maple, fruit, vegetables, honey, nursery, and more.

United States Farming Practices Survey

Feb 13, 2018

Cornell University, University of California—Berkeley, and The Nature Conservancy are conducting a nationwide survey for all fruit, vegetable, grain, and field crop producers to identify the biggest challenges that farmers face, as well as the best solutions.  Make sure your voice is heard!

Soil Health Researchers Launch Farmer Survey in New York State

Feb 7, 2018

A state-wide survey of New York farmers is underway, with the aim of highlighting economic costs and benefits associated with maintaining and improving agricultural soil health. The survey, which will examine the agricultural practices of using cover crops and reduced tillage, is being conducted by the New York State Soil Health Workgroup and funded by NYS Department of Ag and Markets.

New York Certified Organic Sets 2018 Winter Program Series

Dec 20, 2017

New York Certified Organic, NYCO, has announced its 2018 series of Winter Meetings with a January 9 session on crop rotations with a presentation on Ag-Analytics.org, February 13 focus on harvesting quality forage, and a March 13 spotlight on adding pastured hogs to a diversified dairy or crop business and general farm start-up opportunities.

Cover Crop Meeting Draws Big Crowd

Nov 13, 2017

More than 170 researchers, educators, farmers, and agricultural service providers attended the Northeast Cover Crops Council’s (NECCC) Annual Meeting at The Statler Hotel on November 8 for a day-long program featuring more than 40 speakers and an evening poster session.

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Cornell's Innovations in Food Systems Forum Is June 7

May 9, 2017

Dig into digital agriculture, comprehend plant breeding biotechnology, and learn out how the microbiome may solve food production problems at an agricultural technology and partnership forum June 7.