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Updated Guidance for Farm Operations

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 9:46am -- webmaster

Hello Farmers,

Please see the following COVID-19 guidance documents from NYS Ag & Markets which were updated on May 27, 2020.

Interim Guidance for Prevention and Response of COVID-19 at Farms (2020-05-27)

This guidance is provided for farm owners, operators, and farm workers so they can incorporate these procedures into farm protocols to prevent and respond to COVID-19.

9th Annual Catt. County Farmer-Neighbor Dinner

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 11:20am -- webmaster
Cattaraugus County Farmer-Neighbor Dinner logo for 2020

The Cattaraugus County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board, along with the Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism, the Cattaraugus County Farm Bureau and the Cattaraugus County Soil and Water Conservation District will host the 9th Annual Cattaraugus County Farmer-Neighbor Dinner on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at the West Valley Fire Hall, 9091 Route 240, West Valley, NY.

County seeks input on its Agricultural & Farmland Protection Plan

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 12:14pm -- webmaster
Register to join the Ag & Farmland Protection Plan Focus Group

The Cattaraugus County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board (AFPB) is in the process of updating the County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan (AFPP). A requirement of the planning process is to have public input. To this end, a focus group meeting to discuss recommendations aimed at improving farm business opportunities in the County is convening on February 13, 2020. The meeting will take place in Ellicottville from 11:00 am to 2:00pm.

Updating of the Cattaraugus County Ag Trail Brochure

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 2:08pm -- Jacquie Gardner
Cattaraugus County Ag Trail Brochure

Cattaraugus County EDPT is currently updating the Ag Trail Brochure, which will include all elements of the previous brochure, but now also include a Farm to Table Restaurants section.  This section will include restaurants who clearly state on their website, Facebook, or pamphlet/menu that they use some locally sourced food.  Cattaraugus County is also looking to add farm certification information to the Brochure.  If applicable, this would simply be the addition of a certification number and organizational affiliation printed below your farm name.  If you have certifications and are inter

Tires ... Mosquito Pools

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 2:15pm -- webmaster
Engorged cartoon mosquito on a tire

Farmers Take Note: Environmental Conservation Law under: 6 NYCRR Part 360 – SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES requires that tires used to weigh-down silage bunk covers (among other uses) be either cut in half or have a “sufficient number of holes drilled in them to prevent water retention”.

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