Grains

GrainsGrain crops such as corn, soybeans and small grains are grown on over 40,000 acres in the seven county area each year.





Field Crop Update June 30, 2022

Erik Smith, Area Field Crop Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: June 30, 2022

Field Observations, Growing Degree Days, and Pest & Disease Monitoring


Field Crop Update June 23, 2022

Erik Smith, Area Field Crop Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: June 24, 2022

Field Observations, Growing Degree Days (Returning Next Week), and Pest & Disease Monitoring


Field Crop Update June 16, 2022

Erik Smith, Area Field Crop Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: June 16, 2022

Field Observations, Growing Degree Days and Weather Outlook, and Pest and Disease Monitoring


Field Crop Update June 9, 2022

Erik Smith, Area Field Crop Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: June 9, 2022

Field Observations, Growing Degree Days, and Weather Outlook


Field Crop Update, May 2, 2022

Erik Smith, Area Field Crop Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: May 5, 2022

Growing Degree Days and Pest Monitoring


Field Crop Update, September 30, 2021

Erik Smith, Area Field Crop Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: September 30, 2021

Field Observations, Growing Degree Days, and Weather Outlook


Field Crop Update, September 24, 2021

Erik Smith, Area Field Crop Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: September 24, 2021

Field Observations, Growing Degree Days and Weather Outlook


Field Crop Update, September 17, 2021

Erik Smith, Area Field Crop Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: September 17, 2021

Field Observations, Growing Degree Days and Weather Outlook


Field Crop Update, September 9, 2021

Erik Smith, Area Field Crop Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: September 10, 2021

Field Observations, Growing Degree Days and Weather Outlook


Field Crop Update, September 2, 2021

Erik Smith, Area Field Crop Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: September 2, 2021
Field Crop Update, September 2, 2021

Field Observations, Growing Degree Days & Weather Outlook, and Pest Monitoring


Field Crop Update, August 26, 2021

Erik Smith, Area Field Crop Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: August 27, 2021

Field Observations, Growing Degree Days & Weather Outlook, and Pest Monitoring


Field Crop Update, August 20, 2021

Erik Smith, Area Field Crop Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: August 20, 2021

Field Observations with Chlorpyrifos Update, Growing Degree Days & Weather Outlook






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Final Dairy Farm Business Summary and Analysis Program Progress Report 2021

The fourth and final DFBS Progress Report for 2021 summarizes the progress made from 2020 to 2021 for 136 participating farms.

Find the report here.

As farm businesses across New York analyze their financial performance by utilizing the Dairy Farm Business Summary and Analysis Program that is supported by Cornell University, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and PRO-DAIRY, the changes that occurred from 2020 to 2021 can be reviewed. An important purpose of management is to compare how your farm changed from one year to the next, how this compares to your business goals, and how this compares to the industry. Understanding what changes occurred and determining why they changed can help in preparation for making business improvements in 2022.

The report consists of five sections:
- Average of all farms (136 farms)
- Less than 500 cows (34 farms)
- 500 to 999 cows (32 farms)
- 1,000 to 1,499 cows (37 farms)
- 1,500 cows and greater (33 farms)

Highlights from the progress report
- Labor efficiency improved in 2021, with a 2.3 percent increase in cows per worker and a 4.9 percent increase in pounds of milk sold per worker. Hired labor costs per worker equivalent also increased 5.1 percent.
- Gross milk price per cwt increased 7 percent from $18.56 in 2020 to $19.77 in 2021.
- Hay dry matter tons per acre and corn silage tons per acres increased 19 percent and 5 percent respectively. This contributed to the increase of accrual crop receipts of 203 percent from 2020.