announcements

  • CANCELLED:  the NEDPA Annual Meeting and Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 15 has been cancelled due to winter storm.

  • All totalled, NEDPA member farms now represent over 184,000 milking cows!

  • NEDPA Regional Meetings: Madrid, NY: Thursday, March 16, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Madrid Community Center, State Hwy 345;  Belleville, NY: Thursday, March 16, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Belleville Fire Hall, 7981 NY-289

  • 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

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