Small Meat Processor Training with NYFVI Help
In working with farmers to meet the growing demand for locally-raised meats, small livestock processors often have to confront a dizzying array of rules and regulations. One of the biggest obstacles they face is that the USDA treats all facilities the same, whether they process 1,000 head per day or ten.
A series of training courses, now planning for their third year and organized by NY Farm Bureau and Cornell Cooperative Extension, aims to help small processors better understand one aspect of USDA regulation, the Hazard Analysis and C ... Read more
Cornell Maple Program and NYFVI Work Together to Improve Maple Marketing
In recent years, the introduction of new technologies into the maple syrup industry has led to significant increases in production and quality. Improvements in tap-hole sanitation alone can increase productivity by 30-50%. New York State maple producers have responded to these new developments by increasing production to levels not seen since the 1940’s. With increased production, improved marketing becomes necessary. Responding to this need, the New York Farm Viability Institute has funded the Cornell Maple Program to create a maple marke ... Read more