• CAFO deadline for permit application: 

    • May 25th:  CWA permit

    • June 23rd:  ECL permit

    • July 24th:  new CAFO permits in effect

  • All totalled, NEDPA member farms now represent over 187,000 milking cows!

  • 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 forms.

  • 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

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