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Time to look into the TEA Leaves about labor in 2017

Hard to believe that we have begun yet another year. Last year will be easy for most of you to let go as it was one of extreme drought and weak markets. As a result, each operation has to self- ... more

Crop Insurance time is upon us?

By Paul Baker, NYSHS Executive Director Very soon each of you will have to decide to invest or not in the 2017 crop insurance program. In many ways it seems unfair in that we have not even gotten a clear ... more

Dealing with near drought

Drenching rains have swamped places like West Virginia in recent weeks — with tragic results. In the Finger Lakes, it’s the opposite. We’re dry, and the future of some crops hang in the balance if rainfall does not come soon ... more

What if?

By Paul Baker, NYSHS Executive Director Sept. 1, in my mind, marks the official beginning of our fruit harvest. Nationally and here in New York we are expecting another large crop. For the most part Mother Nature has been rather ... more