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May 29, 2020

Thinking about topdressing alfalfa? Some things you should know: 2020 may be a good year to economize

With hay now being harvested, farmers are turning to topdress decisions. Looking back at research conducted at the Cornell Musgrave Research Farm, alfalfa growing on silt loam soils with regular manure application during corn years prior to alfalfa seeding did not respond to topdress potassium

Apr 24, 2020

Child care funding available for children of essential workers

New York state will utilize $30M of federal CARES act assistance to help with child care expenses for essential workers. Farm employees and food processors are considered essential workers.

Apr 16, 2020

Fertilizer value of milk

Significant quantities of surplus milk from New York's dairy industry may have to be land applied in the coming weeks due to unprecedented market disruptions created by the COVID-19 emergency. Milk has fertilizer value and crop farms may be able to take advantage of surplus milk for a portion of crop fertilization needs, especially if located near one or more dairies.

Apr 10, 2020

Using surplus milk as fertilizer

Guidance from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Apr 7, 2020

Progress of the Dairy Farm Report #3: Selected financial and production factors

By Jason Karszes, Lauren Hill and Wayne Knoblauch, Cornell Dairy Farm Business Summary and Analysis Program

This is the third progress report summarizing selected financial and production factors with data from 135 New York farms who participated in the 2019 Dairy Farm Business Summary. The report presents averages from all farms, and from four different sub-groups based on herd size: Less than 450 cows, 450 to 899 cows, 900 to 1,399 cows and greater than 400 cows.

Mar 31, 2020

Adding milk to manure storage

While we hope that milk demand remains strong, should the situation change resulting in a surplus, farmers and handlers should make sure surplus milk is managed appropriately.

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