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2020 Delaware County Crop School On-Line Webinar

The 2020 Crop School, sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County (CCE), will be held in the form of an online webinar this year, on Friday, March 27. Those wishing to take part … more

COVID-19 Updates from WAC

The Watershed Agricultural Council (WAC) staff has been closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. In the interests of public health, and following guidance from local, state … more

Looking Ahead

Delgado Urges Congressional Leaders To Include Small Farmers In COVID-19 Relief

 U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) sent a letter March 20 to House and Senate leaders urging that any future COVID-19 relief package include special disaster assistance measures for … more

Duane Martin – Farmer, Farmers’ Advocate

Duane Martin has been on the family dairy farm in South Kortright since 1972. He’s been the Delaware County Farm Bureau president for ten years. He announced he’s stepping down from his … more

Farm Bureau Lobbies State Legislators on Local Issues

Local Farm Bureau representatives spent a day lobbying state legislators just a week before the COVID-19 state of emergency shut down all lobbying at the state capitol. In a press release, … more

Del. County Farm Bureau President Provides Update

DELAWARE COUNTY - About 300 members of the Farm Bureau Leadership were briefed by The New York Commissioner of Agriculture and Market Richard Ball on Thursday March 19, regarding the Coronavirus … more

Farm Succession Workshop Series

There will be a two-part series on the topic of farm succession, Tuesday, March 31 and Tuesday, April 7, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., via Zoom video conferencing. The cost is $25 per farm. Key topics … more

Milk Prices Down, But Dairy Is Flying Off the Shelf

DELAWARE COUNTY - Schools are one of the biggest buyers of milk, according to Delaware County Farm Bureau President Duane Martin. However, he said despite this, milk is down from $21 dollars to … more

USDA Stands Up New Team To Serve Beginning Farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is standing up a new team of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) staff that will lead a department-wide effort focused on serving beginning farmers and … more

Secretary Perdue’s Statement on National Ag Day

(Washington, D.C., March 24, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement regarding National Agriculture Day and President Donald J. Trump’s … more

Seward Teams With Otsego, Delaware County Farm Leaders

State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I/Ref – Oneonta) met in early March with local producers and advocates for farming during the New York Farm Bureau’s “Taste of New York” … more

The Silkies of Maple Lane

HARPERSFIELD - Even if you are not a fan of chickens, the Silkie is a breed that could turn anyone into an enthusiast. Shanda Whitbeck, who owns Silkies of Maple Lane in Harpersfield, said she … more

Salons, Tattoo Shops In 4 Eastern States Ordered Closed Saturday

The governors of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania ordered all personal services shops like hair salons, barber shops, nail salons, hair removal salons and tattoo shops to close as … more

Del. County Farm Bureau President: 2020 Dairy Outlook Is Not Promising

DELAWARE COUNTY - According to Duane Martin, the Delaware County Farm Bureau President, it seems small dairy farmers in particular are being forced to shut down. A forecast on the USDA website … more
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