announcements

  • New CAFO Permits go into effect July 24, 2017 For more information about the permits and compliance at the NYS DEC website CLICK HERE
  • Empire Farm Days Dairy Profit Seminars August 8-10, Seneca Fall, NY.     In collaboration with Cornell's Pro Dairy and Dairy Business Communications, NEDPA will be featuring the Dairy Profit Seminar on August 10th entitled, "Is your farm a Member of the 7 Pound Club?"  The session will focus on leading dairy producers into the next frontier of maximizing pound of components produced, while maintaining profitability.  The session will feature 3 New York dairies that are producing more than 7 lbs per day combined of milk fat and true protein per cow.    Always a popular stop during Empire Farm Days, the seminars will be held at the Dairy Seminar Center on the show grounds.  The seminars are being sponsored by ASAP Interiors, Farm Credit East, Farm Family Casualty Insurance, and PikeSide Enterprises. CLICK HERE to view  full schedule of seminars for the 3 day show which includes seminars on robotics, and the Jr. Dairy Leaders graduation exercise.  
  • Considering a career in the dairy industry?  CLICK HERE to view more than 20 career paths that serve the dairy industry.  

  • All totaled, NEDPA member farms now represent over 187,000 milking cows!  Thank you to our producer members for their continued support.

  • OSHA Accident and Injury Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements: CLICK HERE to watch a quick 15 minute tutorial at DOL website. CLICK HERE for links to required recordkeeping  .

  • The Division of Immigrant Policies and Affairs (DIPA) recently released a document "Services and Protections for Farmworkers" which provides guidelines to workers on NYS laws and regulations their employers must follow.  The document has a detailed table of contents and follows a simple "Q" and "A" format.  Employers and employees are encouraged to read the manual to help them better understand how DIPA and NY DOL interpret the labor laws and regulations. CLICK HERE for a pdf of the document.

  • Questions about allowable deductions from employee wages?  Follow this link for webinar and downloadable Q & A:  DOL/Ag & Markets Wage Deductions 

  • A Common Core Dilemma for NY Agriculture - Omnivore's Dilemma - Young Readers Edition is a book used in an 8th grade ELA Common Core module in schools. It presents a negative perspective of modern agriculture.  This article shows how one New York dairy farmer (NEDPA member) insisted on presenting a more realistic perspective to students in his school district.

our affiliate members

Button Nutrition
HarvXtra Alfalfa (Forage Genetics International/Calibrate)
Dairy Farmers of America
Carolina Eastern Vail Inc
Monsanto
DeLaval
Agri-Mark
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Goldstar Feeds
Philbro Animal Health Corporation
Milk Specialties
Lincoln Financial Group
Elanco Animal Health
Cargill Animal Nutrition
Merck Animal Health
Pikeside Enterprises
Shur-Gain
Lallemand
The Voss Group
Alta Genetics
Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc.
S.J.F. Construction
Farm Credit East, A.C.A.
Mycogen Seeds
Purina
Pioneer Hi-Bred International
Select Sire Power