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July 2 2020
For years, feed costs have carried extra scrutiny as farms look to minimize their impact on the operation’s bottom line
July 2 2020
Mother Nature has opened the floodgates and let the rain pour on certain parts of the country
July 2 2020
The 2020 dairy cattle show season has become a sad state of affairs
July 2 2020
Like so much this spring, COVID-19 is now wreaking havoc on summer and fall fairs and shows. Many have been forced to cancel
July 2 2020
The global outlook now is not nearly as dire as it was at the height of the COVID-19 crisis
June 25 2020
This May’s milk production figures saw a 1.1% decline from May 2019 and were recognizably lower than April 2020. The cuts were made both in total production and production per cow
June 25 2020
Many stores and restaurants have transformed the way they do business in light of COVID-19 to protect their customers and their employees
June 25 2020
What do you think is most responsible for current milk prices?• Reduced milk supply• Restaurant orders and filling up food pipelines• USDA Farmers to Families Food Box program
June 25 2020
Where do you stand? This is a typical opening question I ask farmers when evaluating their dairies
June 25 2020
“Employed people eat more pizza than unemployed people.” Or at least that is how I remember the quote
June 18 2020
“This is promising.” That’s the quote from Amesh Adalja, an infectious disease physician at John Hopkins University Center for Health Security
June 18 2020
Alfalfa production in the Upper Midwest the last several years has been incredibly difficult. In the fields, winterkill and wet soils frustrated harvests and left fields in poor condition. Part of two...
June 18 2020
“We should be enjoying the best health in human history,” said Bruce German in his opening remarks during the June Hoard’s Dairyman webinar. “Unfortunately, a majority of the people...
June 18 2020
Back in the “old” days when I was a graduate student studying agricultural safety and worker health, it upset me to see the bumper sticker that read “Sh!t Happens.”
June 18 2020
Propped up by higher beef prices, the inflation rate for food in the U.S. has grown 4% when compared to last May, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported
June 11 2020
Typically, dairy sales are comprised of a 50-50 split between food service venues (restaurants) and retail outlets (grocery stores). Of course, that all changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic
June 11 2020
It’s the question hanging over the country’s collective head as businesses look toward reopening plans . . . “When will Americans feel comfortable patronizing us?”
June 11 2020
The past several months have demonstrated our strength when we work together. They have also underscored the global connectivity that defines modern life
June 11 2020
Dairy, like many other commodity markets, has seen ever increasing volatility over the course of the last several decades. That’s been further accentuated by the COVID-19 pandemic
June 4 2020
As industrial and travel economies shut down in response to the global pandemic, March and April of this year recorded an unparalleled drop in greenhouse gas emissions: 1 billion fewer tons of carbon dioxide...
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