Opportunity to Virtually Tour a Flour Mill

Ardent Mills is opening up its new Albany Facility for An Online Tour

Online Tour of Ardent Flour Mill, Port of Albany

Tuesday August 25th, 12:30 – 1:00 pm OR 7:00 – 7:30 pm

Same Tour held at two different times.

Free of charge.

This meeting WILL NOT be recorded to view later.

Ardent Mills is the larg

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Will New York Reopen in Time for First Cutting?

It has certainly been a perplexing year in every way. As I write this article on May 8th I look out the window and see snowflakes falling. Not more than ten minutes ago I answered questions from a farmer as he planted corn into 45 degree soils. I am afraid we are going to see a lot of chilling injury on corn that was planted this past week. I have also fielded calls asking when first cutting is going to be ready. I looked online for answers from Albany, but found none. Guess I will have to rely on the best information I have and my own experience.

Alfalfa and grass must be confused. March started out fairly warm and dry. Alfalfa, which very much develops according to heat, took off. Then April was cold and quite wet and things quit growing. May has been dryer but still cold with a few warmer days. Growth has been by stops and starts.

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Planter Leveling

Recently I got a call from a farmer who wanted help in getting his planter leveled in the shop.

I visited the farm and proceeded to go over how to level the planter in the shop with a particular tractor.The real answer really is the shop is not a  good place to do that job. You really need to be in the field with the planter in the ground planting. It is best to be level or slig

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What are the Risks of Planting Corn Now?

Cold Soils & Risk of Imbibitional Chilling Injury in Corn

It's May 1st. The forecast shows some unseasonably cool temperatures this coming week. By the calendar we should be safe to plant corn now, right? Indiana growers were asking the same question about two weeks ago. The following are some excerpts from an article on imbibitional chilling in

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Android app issues

UPDATE: Some users of our android app have been experiencing problems

Patches for our android app are now available on the play store. They should be automatically delivered to your phone. If not go to the play store and search for wnycmap or wnycmapplicator and click update.

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Permit Requirements for Construction Activities

The advent of spring often brings with it a flurry of construction activities.

If your farm is planning for new barns, bunk silos or certain other structures, you may also be required to obtain a General Permit for Stormwater Discharges (SPDES Construction Permit). This requirement is often overlooked by farms and a number of facilities have been cited during CAFO inspectio

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Your Cooperative is 4R Certified

Western New York Crop Management Association (WNYCMA) is excited to announce that the Warsaw location has completed its first year of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification process.

“This new 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program encourages agricultural retailers, service providers and other certified professionals to adopt proven best practices through the 4Rs, which refers to using the Right Source of Nutrients at the Right Rate, Right Time in the Right Place” (4R

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COVID-19 Response

As COVID-19 takes center stage...

in media disseminations and governmental mandates change, almost by the hour, Western New York Crop Management is implementing practices that aim to keep our employees and clients safe and productive. We fully acknowledge that we are coming into a critical time for planting and maintain our commi

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