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Farm-Based BeveragesSince 2012, New York State has supported the craft beverage industry by working to cut red tape, increase demand for locally grown farm products, and expand industry-related tourism and economic development. With a growing demand for locally grown inputs, many types of new markets have developed and continue to develop for NY's farmers. In response to this growth, research and education efforts are increasing as members of the farm-based beverage supply chains continues to expand. Harvest NY specialists strive to identify the challenges within these growing markets and work with researchers, production specialists, industry, and policy makers to overcome these barriers.

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Insuring Malting Barley in New York Factsheet (2019)

Last Modified: May 21, 2019
Insuring Malting Barley in New York Factsheet (2019)

Are you a malting barley grower considering crop insurance? This factsheet provides on the crop insurance policies, where in New York you can insure malting barley, and important deadlines to keep in mind.


Malting Barley: Keys to Successful Production in New York State

Last Modified: May 24, 2018
Malting Barley: Keys to Successful Production in New York State

This comprehensive guide, developed by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University faculty and Cornell Cooperative Extension Specialists, provides 10 essential malting barley production recommendations for growers in New York State.


Hard Cider Supply Chain Analysis

Lindsey Pashow, Ag Business Development & Marketing Specialist
Harvest New York

Last Modified: March 23, 2018
Hard Cider Supply Chain Analysis

Hard cider is a fast-growing craft beverage industry in New York, in part due to the passage of the Farm Cider Law in 2013, which affords licensees certain benefits, but requires the use of New York-grown agricultural products. With increasing market demand for hard cider variety apples, there may be challenges with sourcing specialty cider apples, such as bittersharps, bittersweets and heirloom dual purpose (dessert/cider).  

NYS Brewery Supply Chain Analysis, v2

Cheryl Bilinski, Local Food Distribution & Marketing Specialist
Harvest New York

Last Modified: February 8, 2018
NYS Brewery Supply Chain Analysis, v2

The NYS craft beer industry has experienced significant growth in the past few years due, in part, to the passage of the Farm Brewery Law, which grants breweries that choose to operate under this license certain benefits, but also requires the purchase of an increasing percentage of NYS grown ingredients between 2013 and 2024. In response to this emerging market opportunity, New York State Empire State Development, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Hartwick Center for Craft Food and Beverage, and the NYS Brewers Association have been busy working with growers, malt house operators and breweries on a number of different research, technical assistance and programmatic efforts to ensure the continued growth and viability of this nascent, yet potentially significant economic driver for NYS.

To support this industry, Cornell Cooperative Extension Harvest NY administrated round one of market surveys in 2015 and administered a second round of surveys to growers, malt house operators and breweries in the spring of 2017. The information contained within this report includes an analysis of the survey data received in the second round of survey administration.


Starting a Winery in Northern New York: Considerations and Costs

Lindsey Pashow, Ag Business Development & Marketing Specialist
Harvest New York

Last Modified: December 19, 2017
Starting a Winery in Northern New York: Considerations and Costs

Are you interested in starting a winery in Northern New York? CCE Harvest New York has put together a report and interactive Excel spreadsheets on Starting a Winery in Northern New York: Winery Establishment Considerations and Costs.


Economics of Malting Barley Production

Cheryl Bilinski, Local Food Distribution & Marketing Specialist
Harvest New York

Last Modified: March 31, 2017
Economics of Malting Barley Production

John Hanchar of CCE Northwest NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops team worked with specialists, producers and others in the malting barley industry to develop enterprise budgets under various conditions -- spring vs. winter varieties, varying tillage practices, standard vs. intensive management, and others. Enterprise budgets comprise: value of production, income; costs of production (variable and fixed inputs); and returns, for example, return above variable costs, and return above total costs.


Malting Barley Alternative Markets

Cheryl Bilinski, Local Food Distribution & Marketing Specialist
Harvest New York

Last Modified: March 27, 2017
Malting Barley Alternative Markets

What will you do if the malting barley you've grown does not meet the specs of your maltster? Plan ahead for an alternative market for rejected barley. This can help minimize economic losses if the crop is rejected based on grain quality. Using barley as an animal feed as a portion of finishing rations for beef cattle is a good option as well as including it in a dairy cow ration -- barley is a comparable substitute for corn.

This flyer will provide information about market opportunities for rejected barley and potential buyers.


Quality Testing Available through Hartwick College

Elizabeth Newbold, Local Food Distribution & Marketing Specialist
Harvest New York

Last Modified: June 28, 2016
Quality Testing Available through Hartwick College

Hartwick College Center for Craft Food and Beverage now provides quality testing services in New York. The testing lab provides convenient, reliable and affordable barley quality, beer quality, hop quality, and malt quality testing.


Cornell Malting Barley Resources -- Breeding Program, Variety Trials, Research

Elizabeth Newbold, Local Food Distribution & Marketing Specialist
Harvest New York

Last Modified: April 4, 2016
Cornell Malting Barley Resources -- Breeding Program, Variety Trials, Research

Cornell University has started a malting barley breeding program, is conducting variety trials across the state, and is engaged in research to reduce disease and mycotoxin contamination.  


NYS Brewery Supply Chain Analysis, v1, 2016

Elizabeth Newbold, Local Food Distribution & Marketing Specialist
Harvest New York

Last Modified: February 19, 2016
NYS Brewery Supply Chain Analysis, v1, 2016

Following the passage of New York's Farm Brewery Law in 2013, new markets developed for malting barley farmers, malt house operations and farm brewers. As these new markets developed, grain quality, quantity and price projections for the industry were made based on the best available information at the time. However, it was clear that a more comprehensive market analysis was needed in order to best support this growing industry. This report summarizes the data gathered through that analysis.  


New York Malt Houses Purchasing Grains

Last Modified: January 15, 2016
New York Malt Houses Purchasing Grains

Interested in growing malting barley? Here are the contacts for all the active malt houses in New York.




Upcoming Events

Fall Strawberry Workshop

Event Offers DEC Credits

October 20, 2021
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Fillmore, NY

Deb Wagoner of Wagoner Bees and Produce will lead a discussion of weed control techniques including types of plastic mulch and how they are used to prevent weed infestation in strawberry systems. She will share her experience with irrigation scheduling and a labeling system used for cultivar tracking. She'll also share information about her strawberry harvester with a description of item cost and functionality.

Attendees will also hear from Integrated Weed Management Specialist, Bryan Brown, and WNY Berry Specialist, Anya Osatuke, as they review late-fall pests, fertility management, and seasonal factors determining when to apply a winter mulch to a strawberry planting. 

1.0 DEC credit in categories 10, 1a, 21, 22, and 23 will be offered.
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