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Updates and Announcements

Updated 9/24/20

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2

Are you a farmer or rancher whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? USDA is implementing Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.

USDA’s Farm Service Agency will accept CFAP 2 applications from September 21 through December 11, 2020.

For more information visit the link below:

Livestock

Legal Entities for Farm Businesses: LLCs and Trusts

South Central NY Dairy & Field Crops Team

This 2-part virtual mini series will cover LLCs and trusts, two legal entities common among agricultural businesses. The sessions are designed to help farmers and rural landowners evaluate whether these legal entities would be appropriate for their individual situations and goals.

Cost is $10 per farm for both sessions. Register to attend the live webinars and receive access to recordings after each session.

SESSION 1: Is an LLC Right for Me?

SESSION 2: What is a Trust & Does My Farm Need One?

Risk Management Programs for the Livestock Enterprise – Nov 17.

Are you aware of the RISK management programs available to livestock entities?
Join us to learn about programs offered by USDA Risk Management Agency to help offset risk on the livestock and as a whole farm plan. This webinar is designed to assist producers in understanding and finding value in managing downside market disruption with risk tools available. We will have Tristan Peterson and his team members from Certified Crops Advisors on hand to educate our producers on the programs.

Information and registration.

Design Your Succession Plan

Four weekly Zoom sessions with CCE educators and professionals – including accountants and attorneys – will prepare you to envision, communicate, plan, write and shape the legacy of your family farm business.
When: 6:30pm-8:00pm on October 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2020
What: Remote course via Zoom with activities in an online learning platform between meetings
Cost: $60 per farm family, includes a workbook valued at $20
Registration: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/dsp_230
Registration deadline: September 30 to insure on-time delivery of the workbook.
Program details.



Resources:

Associations
American Berkshire Association
American Guinea Hog Association
American Kunekune Pig Registry
American Kunekune Pig Society
American Mangalitsa Breeders Association
American Mulefoot Breeders Association
Certified Pedigree Swine (Chester White, Poland China, and Spotted Breeds)
Gloucestershire Old Spots of America, Inc
National Pork Board and Checkoff
National Pork Producers Council
National Swine Registry (Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace, and Yorkshire Breeds)
New York Pork Producers Association
The Livestock Conservancy
The Red Wattle Hog Association and Red Wattle Project
Tamworth Swine Association
The Large Black Hog Association

Breeding and Reproduction
Application of Selection Concepts for Swine Genetic Improvement
Care of the Sow During Farrowing and Lactation
Genetic Improvement of Sire and Dam Lines for Enhanced Performance of Swine Terminal Crossbreeding Systems
Maryland University Swine Production Resources
Niche Pork Production
Heritage Pig Breed Comparison Chart
Profitable Pork
Purchasing vs. Closed Herd System in Swine
The Merck Veterinarian Manual
The Pig Site

Health
Injection Reference for Swine
Managing for Herd Health in Alternative Swine Systems: A Guide
Maryland University Swine Production Resources
Niche Pork Production
Penn State Swine Production
Profitable Pork
Swine Genetic Abnormalities
The Merck Veterinarian Manual
The Pig Site Quick Disease Guide

Housing
Housing Options for Swine Farrowing: Considerations for Animal Welfare and Economics
Managing Market Pigs in Hoop Structures
Niche Pork Production
Penn State Swine Production
Profitable Pork
Sow Housing Options for Gestation
The Pig Site

Nutrition
Feeding the Gestating Sow
Managing Market Pigs in Hoop Structures
Maryland University Swine Production Resources
Niche Pork Production
Penn State Swine Production
Raising Small Groups of Pigs
Swine Diets
The Pig Site

Management
Baby Pig Management - Birth to Weaning
Heritage Pig Breed Comparison Chart
Heritage Pig Husbandry
Niche Pork Production
Penn State Swine Production
Pork Production and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Profitable Pork
Raising Small Groups of Pigs
The Merck Veterinarian Manual
The Pig Site
Transport and Care of Pigs

Marketing
Guide to Direct Marketing Livestock and Poultry
Heritage Pig Marketing and Budgeting
Maryland University Swine Production Resources
Niche Pork Production
Penn State Swine Production
Profitable Pork
Raising Small Groups of Pigs
The Pig Site

Pasture Production
Maryland University Swine Production Resources  
Profitable Pork


Last updated October 13, 2020