Governor Cuomo Announces $25 Million Southern Tier Agricultural Industry Enhancement Program to Grow Farms and Agribusiness

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 10:46am -- Kate OStricker
Field of Oats

Program Supports Projects that Increase Agricultural Production and Environmental Enhancement

Eligibility Criteria Online Now, Applications Available January 19, 2015

USDA Extends Dairy Margin Protection Program Deadline

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 6:11pm -- webmaster
201509 USDA Extends Dairy Margin Protection Program Deadline

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the deadline to enroll for the dairy Margin Protection Program for coverage in 2016 has been extended until Nov. 20, 2015.  The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer.

Secretary Vilsack Proclaims August 2-8 National Farmers Market Week

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 2:10pm -- Jacquie Gardner

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2015 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared Aug. 2 through 8, 2015, as "National Farmers Market Week." The declaration was made official by proclamation signed by Secretary Vilsack. This year marks the 16th annual National Farmers Market Week in honor of the important role that farmers markets play in local economies.

Farmer Neighbor Dinner Announced

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 1:06pm -- webmaster
2015 Farmer Neighbor Dinner promo image

The Cattaraugus County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board, along with the Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism, the Cattaraugus County Farm Bureau, the Cattaraugus County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Board will host the Fourth Annual Cattaraugus County Farmer-Neighbor Dinner on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at the West Valley Fire Hall, 9091 Route 240, West Valley, NY.

Time to Protect Your Plants from Frost

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 4:37pm -- mwholt

Historical data from the National Weather Service indicates that many areas of Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties will have their first frost of the season within the next two weeks.  While it’s sad to see the traditional gardening season come to an end, you may be able to extend your gardening season a bit longer with careful attention to the weather forecast and a little extra work to protect tender plants.  


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