Farmer interest and enthusiasm for cover crops and soil health is at an all-time high. One factor contributing to these increases is assistance that farmers are getting with cover crops from cooperative extension, industry, and other organizations. With funding from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund, the New York Soil Health Initiative was started in 2016 and brings together farmers, researchers, and agricultural service providers to facilitate the adoption of practices that improve soil health.
The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, otherwise known as the 2018 Farm Bill, includes a wide variety of provisions highlighting
the importance of soil health across U.S. farmland.
Presentations from Empire Farm Days in New York in August 2019 at the Soil Health Center sponsored by the New York State Interagency Soil Health Working Group and New York Soil Health Initiative.
Summer is a busy time in the Northeast, and as you can imagine, it was busy with New York soil health-related activities…
These are upcoming soil health events of interest taking place in New York State and nationally.
Did you miss the Empire Farm Days this year? Here’s our recap with details on the Soil Health Center activities.
A new collaborative New York City-based project on improving urban soils has been awarded grant funding from Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS).
American Farmland Trust and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service announced the launch of the Genesee River Demonstration Farms Network.
New York Soil Health worked with Empire Farm Days organizers to promote soil health at the 2019 event.