Crop Insurance

WHEN PLANTING GOES WRONG… Prevented Planting & Replant Provisions in the 2019 Crop Year. Crop insurance can help your farm recover from a crop failure. Did you know it can also help you manage risk at planting time? Most crop insurance policies include provisions that can compensate you if you are unable to plant or […]

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View webinar on Hemp Production 101

Learn about hemp production in Vermont facilitated and lecture with Heather Darby. For the first half, Stephanie Smith from the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets will talk about Vermont’s Hemp Program and describe the intersection between the state and the federal governments. The second half will dig into the agronomic aspects of hemp […]

Industrial Hemp No Trespassing Sign

We have been receiving request for the template of our UVM research trial Industrial Hemp No Trespassing signs (PDF template) as well as a JPG file format. We ordered ours a few years ago from Premier Signs & Graphics at 1651 St. Albans Road, Richford, VT 05476, 802-848-3151. Material options were coroplast, PVC, and maxmetal. […]

Addressing Winter Injury in Forage Fields

AGiven the long and harsh winter, many farmers are seeing winterkill and damage in their forage fields this spring. If you have yet to inspect your fields, now is the time to begin. Grasses and legumes are beginning to grow and signs of damage can be seen more easily seen at this time. Signs of […]

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Soybean Evaluations in Vermont

Soybean Evaluations in Vermont In the face of low milk prices, it is more important than ever for Vermont farmers to take stock of their operations to see where costs can be cut and efficiency increased. One aspect that cannot be overlooked is feed costs. The first step in reducing feed costs is making sure […]

Grass-fed dairy production webinars in December

There are 2 upcoming (free) webinars on grass-fed dairy production on December 11 and 12th hosted by eOrganic. Click on the links below to register to attend.   On the 11th, Kathy Sodor will speak on the use of molasses as an energy source https://articles.extension.org/pages/74734/molasses-as-the-primary-energy-source-for-grazing-dairy-cows   On the 12th, Heather Darby and Sarah Flack will […]

2018 Field Season Research Reports

We are working on our 2018 Research Reports and will post them as they are completed. View our website at http://www.uvm.edu/extension/cropsoil/research to see new reports. We have currently posted our Long and Short Season Corn Silage Performance Trial summaries as well as the New York and Vermont Corn Silage Hybrid Trials.

Expanded grass-fed dairy production research project

Expanded grass-fed dairy production research project to start this fall thanks to funding from USDA Thanks to new grant funding, current research on grass fed dairy production will be expanded to a larger geographic region and scope, addressing more of the key issues in grass-fed dairy production. This new multi-year research project, funded by USDA’s […]

Drainage and Doughnuts – Tile Drainage Webinar Series

Through conversations, workshops, and a recent survey, we know that farmers are highly motivated to understand and implement best management practices on fields with subsurface drainage tiles so that both environmental and production risks can be minimized.  The University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program is offering a tile drainage webinar series to […]

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Webinar on pasture and forage crop insurance program

Webinar on pasture and forage crop insurance program Wednesday, September 26, 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. Link to register: https://maine.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FU72mZlDR_GGeIwiaJr2iA   Many farmers have experienced reduced hay yields and diminished pasture regrowth due to drier-than-normal weather conditions. The Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage (PRF) Rainfall Index crop insurance program is an option that may help offset the […]