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FY 2024-25 Budget and Legislative Priorities

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2023 Year in ReviewCommitment to Collaboration

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2024 Farm Bill Priorities

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The Value of NEDPA- Dairy Radio Now

NEDPA’s 30 Year Evolution

2023 marks the 30th anniversary of the Northeast Dairy Producers Association. The term anniversary is defined as “the date on which an event took place in a previous year” and after three decades of advocacy and growth, the term evolution best encapsulates how the Northeast Dairy Producers Association (NEDPA) has progressed over the years. In agriculture, no two days are the same, let alone two years the same. The evolution of NEDPA has always been to determine which issues are critical facing our dairy farmers today and working to find solutions or alternatives.  NEDPA’s ability to act proactively and adapt – each day, week, month, and year – to the needs of the dairy industry has kept this organization relevant 30 years after its inception.

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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.

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:

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Member Testimonials

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

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New York’s AWDC Labor Roadshow VII on the road this December! 

This December, New York’s Agricultural Workforce Development Council (AWDC) Labor Roadshow VII heads on the road with four in person sites across the state, and one online option. Programmed events will run from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on each date. Registration is required, and payment of $65 per person is collected on site.

Dates and locations:
NORTHERN NY: DECEMBER 13 | Old McDonald’s Farm, Sackets Harbor
EASTERN NY: DECEMBER 15 | Greenwich Elks, Greenwich
CENTRAL NY: DECEMBER 19 | Cornell Agritech, Geneva *ONLINE OPTION: on this date only, you can register to attend via Zoom.
WESTERN NY: DECEMBER 20 | Genesee Community College, Batavia

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The Labor Roadshow website can be accessed at

The Agricultural Workforce Development Council member organizations and farm representatives include: Agri-Mark, Allenwaite Farms, Amos Zittel & Sons, Inc., Blue Hill Farm, Breezyhill Dairy, Cargill, Cayuga Marketing, Cornell University, CCE, DFA, EL-VI Farms, Farm Credit East, Hemdale Farms and Greenhouses, Lamb Farms, Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, NEDPA, NY Animal Ag Coalition, NY Farm Bureau, NYS Horticultural Society, NYSVGA, NY Wine Growers, NY Wine Policy Institute, Reeves Farm, NYSVGA, Stauffer Farms, SUNY Morrisville, and Upstate Niagara.

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 for more about NYS farmers and farmworkers that care for the animals and land that produce your food. The Grow NY Farms coalition serves as a united voice for agriculture that advocates on labor issues impacting New York’s agriculture industry.