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Listening Session for New York State Apple Producers Changes Proposed for Apple Crop Insurance Program -




Event Details

Date

July 9, 2020

Time

Noon-1:30PM

Location

Online

Host

United States Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency
Risk Management Agency

Tracey Keene
816-926-6339


Event Registration



LISTENING SESSION -NEW YORK APPLE GROWERS PROPOSED CHANGES TO APPLE CROP INSURANCE PROGRAM THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2020

You are invited to participate in a Listening Session with USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) to discuss proposed changes to the Apple Policy.
WHY
In 2017 and 2018, RMA and its contractor, Agralytica, met with apple growers and other
insurance stakeholders to discuss the apple program and identify potential changes to enhance coverage while also addressing increasing loss ratios and resultant premium costs. This listening session is a follow-up to those previous sessions. During this session, RMA will present proposed changes to growers and their insurance representatives and ask for their comments. The feedback received will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed changes.
The diagram in the pdf below provides a timeline of RMA's continued engagement with the apple industry as well as tentative timing for the revised policy's release.
WHEN
Thursday, July 9, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
HOW
The listening sessions will be conducted by phone OR by calling in by phone and connecting
through the internet. You can participate by calling into the number provided to listen or speak OR you may call in and participate online which also allows you to view the presentation. The information to participate is provided in the instructions that follow.
INSTRUCTIONS TO PARTICIPATE
1. Participate by telephone:
Dial 1-888-844-9904. When prompted, please enter the access code: 4965127; OR
2. Participate by telephone AND follow along online to see our presentation.
Join on the internet by using the instructions that follow for adobe connect and listen in by dialing 1-888-844-9904 and enter the access code 4965127 when prompted.
INSTRUCTIONS TO ALSO PARTICIPATE ONLINE
Webinar link: https://usda.adobeconnect.com/...
Instructions: Use the webinar URL provided to "Enter as a Guest." In the Name field, enter your first and last names. If you are representing an organization, please list it after your name. (Example: John Smith, Risk Management Agency).

If this is your first-time using Adobe Connect, we recommend testing your connection ten
minutes ahead of time.

If you are having difficulty logging in, consider trying the link/URL with a different browser
(Internet Explorer, Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome).
CONTACT INFORMATION
Please contact Tracey Keene, RMA, with any questions regarding the content of this invitation.
Telephone Number: 816-926-6339 OR email: tracey.keene@usda.gov. If you email, please
include "Apple Listening Session" as your subject line



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Ethnic Vegetables

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Garlic

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Horseradish

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Kohlrabi

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Leeks

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Lettuce / Leafy Greens

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Melons

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Nectarines

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Onions

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Parsnips

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Peaches

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Pears

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Peas

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Plums

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Potatoes

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Pumpkins / Gourds

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Radishes

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Raspberries / Blackberries

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Rhubarb

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Rutabaga

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Upcoming Events

Announcements

U-Pick Farm Practices During Covid-19 Pandemic

U-Pick is a critical direct marketing approach for many of our farms and provides
customers with a unique connection to fresh produce grown close to home. In light
of what we understand about the spread of COVID-19, new management practices
will be needed to protect your farm team and your customers. This document
provides recommended practices and communication strategies for U-Pick
operations for the 2020 season.

https://rvpadmin.cce.cornell.edu/uploads/doc_864.pdf

Resources from CCE ENYCHP!

We are developing new ways to connect with the CCE ENYCHP team this year! We have a Youtube page located at this link. Check out videos on Table Grape Production, Pest Updates and the 20 Minute Ag Manager - in 4 Minutes series

We have a Facebook Page here as well as an Instagram page. We keep these places updated with current projects, events, and other interesting articles and deadlines.

There are also text alerts available. Fruit and vegetable farmers in 17 Eastern NY counties can now receive real time alerts on high risk disease and pest outbreaks texted directly to their cell phone. The Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture program, which is supported by local Cornell Cooperative Extension associations, will now offer text alerts to those that enroll in our program in 2019. 

The text alerts will be reserved for important crop alerts that could impact management decisions immediately. For instance, if there were an outbreak of Late Blight in the area, this would be transmitted to vegetable growers.

Farmers can choose the crop for which they wish to receive updates. Additionally they can request that Ag Business Alerts be sent to them. These alerts might include due dates for crop insurance deadlines, market opportunities etc.

If you have questions, please contact enychp@cornell.edu


Podcasts

2020 Biweekly Vegetable News Podcast - Episode 8- 7/29/20

July 29, 2020
The July 29, 2020 edition of the Eastern New York Vegetable News covers the following topics:
• Stink bug injury and gold flecking in tomatoes (1:14)
• Pandemic unemployment assistance and COVID-19 tax credits for paid leave (5:51)
• Pest management in wash/pack sheds (8:43)
• 2020 Pea variety trial research results (13:41)
• Irrigation for berry production (28:26)

Here are links to research and resources mentioned in this episode:

Pandemic unemployment insurance
https://dol.ny.gov/pandemic-unemployment-assistance

COVID-19 Tax credits for paid leave
https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/covid-19-related-tax-credits-for-required-paid-leave-provided-by-small-and-midsize-businesses-faqs

Pest management in wash/pack sheds and water testing reminder
Map to locate a water testing lab near you:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1C8KHM6jJszj9auYQttUbVtPKtb4eEBSJ&ll=42.61785481629028%2C-74.43670986250001&z=6

2020 Pea variety trial research results
Research report: https://rvpadmin.cce.cornell.edu/uploads/doc_908.pdf

Irrigation for Berry Production
For more in depth information about choosing an irrigation system, refer to the Pennsylvania State University Ag Alternatives fact sheet titled: Irrigation for Fruit and Vegetable Production.
https://rvpadmin.cce.cornell.edu/uploads/doc_910.pdf

Stink Bug Injury and Gold Flecking in Tomatoes
https://rvpadmin.cce.cornell.edu/uploads/doc_909.pdf

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