WATERLOO, NY — Western Bean Cutworm (WBC) has decimated field corn, sweet corn and dry bean crops in New York since 2009. Mike Hunter, regional field crops specialist with Cornell University Cooperative Extension, recently presented “Managing Western Bean Cutworm” at the annual Corn Congress. [Read more…]
DELHI, NY — At the annual Regional Ag Conference of Delaware County local farmers gathered to attend classes and get an insight into the future of the industry. The conference included four main tracks of learning; Dairy, Vegetable, Livestock, and Grazing. These classes served to teach those in attendance the new practices and techniques in an ever changing industry. [Read more…]
HAMBURG, NEW YORK – Tractors are the single largest cause of fatal agricultural injuries and account for approximately 50% of all farm-work related deaths. Rollovers, run overs, power take off entanglements and roadway incidents are the most common type of tractor-related incidents. Jim Carrabba from the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine & Health will be presenting a series of seminars focused on how to prevent tractor related injuries during the 7th Annual Western New York Farm Show, February 2-4, 2017 at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg, New York. [Read more…]
Saratoga County dairy farmers will have an unprecedented opportunity to expand their education in the field of agriculture.
“Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County is pleased to introduce the Dorothy Eva King Dairy Development Fund,” said Kirk Schoen, Farm Business Management, Dairy & Field Crops Educator with Saratoga County’s Cornell Cooperative Extension. “The Scholarship is open for all types of educational programs.” [Read more…]
WATERLOO, NY — Selecting what corn to plant for corn silage represents a huge decision for dairymen raising their own feed. That’s why Cornell University partners with a various seed producers to conduct its annual New York Corn Silage Hybrid Tests.
Joe Lawrence, dairy forage systems specialist Lewis Co. Cornell Cooperative Extension, presented the research team’s findings at the recent Corn Congress hosted by Cornell. [Read more…]
by Katie Navarra
Low milk prices have made the past two years difficult. The coming year could be a bright spot for farmers as milk prices are expected to rise nearly $2 in 2017.
Despite the news of rising prices, some are looking at the coming year with guarded optimism. [Read more…]
Farmers spoke with passion and legislators listened. That’s how it went during a listening session held recently during the Pennsylvania State Farm Show where about 50 farmers and others involved in other aspects of agriculture gathered to share ideas and concerns with those who determine policy. [Read more…]
The Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA was once again the host site for New England’s largest poultry show known as the Northeastern Poultry Congress. The 44th annual event, which took place Jan. 14 and 15, had a total of 260 exhibitors and 2,516 fowl on display that included various breeds of large fowl, bantams, ducks, turkeys and guineas. [Read more…]