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Grow NY Farms Toolkit
The Grow NY Farms coalition, comprised of leading agricultural organizations in New York, has developed a toolkit to help farmers engage in advocacy efforts to prevent minimum wage hikes.
The toolkit includes:
A sample Letter to the Editor (LTEs) that can be tailored for each organization/farmer.
An excel breakdown of newspapers by region and how to submit LTEs.
Chyresse Wells (CPC) contact information for assistance.
The call to action with a link to Farm Bureau e-lobby effort.
Minimum Wage news stories to share on Twitter; with
Sample social media messages.
CLICK HERE to access the toolkit
2022 Year in Review
CLICK HERE to view as a PDF
Dairy’s Toolbox for Reducing Emissions
NEDPA developed an informational one-pager on some of the common management practices that farms implement to reduce their carbon footprint. Many of these practices have been utilized on farms for decades. Dairy farm businesses are unique, therefore we must have a suite of practices available rather than a one size fits all approach. Click the image below for a PDF version of the handout.
The Economics of Family Farms
NEDPA Legislative Priorities
In February 2023, NEDPA staff and directors will advocate at the state Capitol , facilitated by Ostroff Associates, NEDPA’s lobby firm on retainer. NEDPA’s legislative priorities and supportive documents can be viewed below:
Who Are NEDPA Members?
Why We Join NEDPA
“Seneca Dairy is proud to be an Affiliate member of Northeast Dairy Producers Association. NEDPA is a valued resource for dairy farm families and provides timely/relevant information. Thank you for sharing your members stories and continuing involvement in our local communities.” -Seneca Dairy Systems LLC
“Being a part of NEDPA is about supporting a community that you’re in. Everyone in the dairy industry is in it together. Servicing dairy farms is our livelihood as hoof trimmers. The more we can do to strengthen the dairy community the better we as an industry are as a whole” -Zane Hendrickson, Hendrickson’s Hooftrimming, Inc.
“As the largest lender to New York’s dairy farms, Farm Credit East values being a NEDPA Affiliate member. NEDPA provides proactive leadership on a wide range of issues affecting all New York dairy farms, through advocacy, but also as a source of information and practical assistance farms need to navigate today’s complex business environment. Farm Credit East is pleased to partner with NEDPA through its affiliate membership program on these efforts.” -Tom Cosgrove, Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Knowledge Exchange.
“We are a member because NEDPA is on the forefront of the issues that are crucial to dairies and those dairies are crucial to our business. NEDPA keeps us well informed with all the current events here in the Northeast which is so important as things continue to evolve and change quickly in our ever so important dairy industry.” -Jim Conroe, Sr. Regional Director East, Phibro Animal Health
“Speaking as a producer, I need NEDPA to move forward and grow.” -Jon Rulfs, Adirondack Farms
2022 Richard Popp Memorial Leadership Award- John Noble
On day two of the 2022 Northeast Dairy Management Conference, NEDPA Director AJ Wormuth described the history of NEDPA’s Dick Popp Award and provided a heartfelt introduction of a mentor and 2022 recipient, John Noble of Noblehurst Farms.
Thank you to Eileen Jensen of NYAAC for putting together a tribute video featuring family members Chris Noble, Sarah Noble-Moag, Rob Noble, mentees Tim Northrop and Jake Palladino, friends and fellow farmers Ron St. John and Sheldon Brown, NYS Ag and Markets Commissioner Richard Ball and Graduate School Dean Kathryn Boor of Cornell University.
Congratulations, John! Thank you for your leadership in sustainability, innovation and for serving as a representative voice for the dairy industry on the CLCPA.
NEDPA Director Jon Patterson Discusses Producing RNG via Anaerobic Digestion and the Clean Fuel Standard on New York NOW
All totaled, NEDPA member farms now represent over 242,000 milking cows! This equates to over half the milk produced in New York State. Thank you to our members for their continued support!
Go to GrowNYFarms.com for more about NYS farmers and farmworkers that care for the animals and land that produce your food. Here you can advocate for maintaining the current overtime threshold at 60 hours.