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April 29 2021
This August’s genetic evaluations will feature an updated Net Merit (NM$) index
April 29 2021
More than a year ago, the global health pandemic put many aspects of life on pause. Farmers faced their share of disruptions and challenges, but the daily work had to be done
April 29 2021
Just like dairy farmers and dairy retailers, dairy product processors have been forced to learn a lot over the past 13 months as they attempt to balance supply and demand
April 29 2021
In so many businesses, COVID-19 has caused a fundamental change in the way sales are done
April 22 2021
As corn and soybean prices continue to climb upward, farmers may have some difficult decisions to make when it comes to rations for the dairy herd
April 22 2021
Just days into his administration, President Biden signed an executive order to rejoin the Paris Agreement in a move that exemplifies a ramping up of climate change mitigation efforts at the international,...
April 22 2021
One thing we learned especially in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to learn now is this: expect the unexpected
April 22 2021
The term risk management has become an integral part of the dairy lexicon in the last decade, and its merits have never been more obvious than during the wild swings caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
April 15 2021
For the fourth straight year, somatic cell counts were under 200,000 cells per milliliter for U.S. herds enrolled in Dairy Herd Improvement (DHI) testing plans
April 15 2021
Temperature swings and rainy days are often par for the course when it comes to spring. Although warmer weather is welcome after a cold winter, it can leave cattle housed in outdoor yards standing in mud
April 15 2021
Innovation and research are two of the most important keys to future success of dairy sales. As such, the industry invests heavily in research and development to secure markets of the future
April 15 2021
If a proposed amendment to the federal milk marketing system advances to a final decision by USDA, the revised order is then voted on by the dairy farmers who would be affected by the change
April 8 2021
Growing up as a farm kid in Indiana, spring was my favorite time of the year. I spent April and May working on the farm
April 8 2021
Prior to moving his cows to their new home, Alan Waybright made a few fairly modest changes to the facilities that paid back quickly. He shared his most beneficial modifications during a Center for Dairy...
April 8 2021
The past year of dairy market volatility has once again stirred the pot of discontent with current milk marketing frameworks and raised the question, “Is federal order reform necessary?”
April 8 2021
Reforms to the Federal Milk Marketing Order system have been on many minds lately thanks to the pricing chaos caused by last year’s dairy demand destruction
April 1 2021
The corn planting season will start soon in most regions of the U.S. This means it is time for planning our silage replenishment strategies
April 1 2021
The most important employees on a dairy farm are the cows. What we do for our bovine employees during the dry period plays a big role in how they perform once they re-enter the milking herd
April 1 2021
If you’re involved with agriculture and have ever been on social media around the holidays, you may have seen one of those graphics that compare the consumer’s cost
April 1 2021
Geographical indicators (GIs) have held an increasingly important role at the trade talk table over the course of the last decade
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