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PRO-DAIRY

Last Modified: January 29, 2016
PRO-DAIRY

For nearly 30 years, PRO-DAIRY has been positively impacting New York's dairy industry. Through its research, discussion groups, educational programs, financial analysis, websites, publications and personal contacts, the Cornell University based program reaches thousands of dairy professionals annually.

PRO-DAIRY works collaboratively across the dairy industry to accomplish its mission. The program is a joint venture of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The program also partners with the Center for Dairy Excellence, established by the New York Farm Viability Institute. PRO-DAIRY thanks these partners for their support and the state of New York for its financial contribution.

Other collaborators include dairy producer groups, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and numerous agribusinesses and state government agencies.

The 2015 PRO-DAIRY Annual Report reviews the many highly successful - and results driven - PRO-DAIRY programs that provide expertise in farm-level economic development, environmental stewardship, on-farm renewable energy, and development of future farm leaders in New York.



PRO-DAIRY 2015 Annual Report (pdf; 4025KB)


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Upcoming Events

Learn to Grow Mushrooms - Summer Workshops in NYC

September 18, 2019
Wednesday, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Bronx, NY

Both a food and a medicine, mushrooms are easy to grow at home and on gardens and farms, with minimal start-up costs and materials you may already have on hand. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension, Farm School NYC, and Just Food for a workshop where you'll learn to inoculate a shiitake log, grow oysters on straw, and plant wine cap in wood chips. Everyone takes home materials that will produce mushrooms! We will emphasize the potential for growing mushrooms as a small enterprise for community and local markets.
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NY Crop Insurance Availability by County & Crop

Apiculture, Dairy-RP, LGM, Nursery, PRF and WFRP policies are available throughout the entire state. Here is a table showing RMA crop insurance availability by county and crop in New York State.  

If a crop is not covered in your county, you may still be eligible for a written agreement for that crop. Please contact an insurance agent to see if this is an option for you.

More information about crop insurance is available through Cornell's New York Crop Insurance Education Program.

Beginning Producer Benefits for Crop Insurance

A qualifying beginning producer can potentially receive benefits in the crop insurance program. These benefits are designed to help start your operation. In this article, Stephen Hadcock, Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program, outlines the 4 crop insurance benefits available to beginning producers.
1) An exemption from paying the administrative fee for catastrophic coverage and additional coverage.
2) Receive an additional 10 percentage points of premium subsidy for additional coverage policies with a subsidy premium.
3) Utilize the actual production history (APH) of a farming operation that producer was previously involved in.
4) Utilize 80% of an applicable T-yield, instead of the normal 60%, as a substitute Yield Adjustment.

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