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Feb. 18 2021
Leaving potential money on the table is something no farmer wants to do. Most often, we hear this fear in terms of risk management — it’s easy to put off locking in milk prices, or even feed...
Feb. 18 2021
If volatility has been the defining characteristic of the dairy industry during the last few decades, 2020 was one for the record books
Feb. 11 2021
A lot of volatility has been occurring in the commodity markets during the last couple of months
Feb. 11 2021
“Three questions can come from this view of the ag cycle,” said Kevin Bernhardt, extension farm management specialist and University of Wisconsin-Platteville professor
Feb. 11 2021
Dairy technology has exploded in the last few decades, and for that we have both innovation and necessity to thank
Feb. 4 2021
“Senator (John) Boozman (R-Ark.) and I both feel very strongly that we move forward the child nutrition bill that is supposed to be reauthorized every five years,” said Senator Debbie Stabenow...
Feb. 4 2021
“Calves are an investment in your future herd and profitability of your farm,” said Margaret Quaassdorff, dairy management specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension
Feb. 4 2021
The United States is nearly one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, and the disease has changed both social and societal norms across the country
Feb. 4 2021
Dairy farming is not a 40-hour per week job. With labor laws becoming more restrictive, though, employers may have to treat it as such
Jan. 28 2021
It can be difficult to let a building sit idle that has plenty of useful life yet. For farms looking to make the switch to robotic milking, a barn retrofit might be possible, but a few questions must...
Jan. 28 2021
“We kind of laugh. It feels like it’s been Groundhog Day going all the way back to March 2020, since seemingly every few weeks we get some market-moving news."
Jan. 28 2021
There has been much talk about the Biden administration’s goal for rural America to play a leading role in combatting climate change, but farmers are still understandably curious and cautious about...
Jan. 28 2021
“Dry cows are kept in freestall barns and put into separate groups, far-off and close-up,” said Brent Wilson of Wilson Centennial Farms near Carson City, Mich
Jan. 21 2021
The back and forth related to Waters of the United States (WOTUS) dates back to the language of a 1972 amendment to the Clean Water Act that established federal jurisdiction over “navigable waters.”
Jan. 21 2021
When the Farm Workforce Modernization Act was introduced in the House of Representatives in fall 2019, sponsors reported that the last time significant labor legislation had been passed in the House was...
Jan. 21 2021
A global recession wasn’t in the plans for 2020, but then COVID-19 struck, and the pandemic swiftly shook economies around the world
Jan. 21 2021
Even as the dairy community heralded the completion of work last month on another package of COVID-19 relief legislation, we already knew that 2021 would begin under unprecedented conditions
Jan. 14 2021
“Eating healthier even during a pandemic” received major focus in a seven-page article spread of the February 2021 edition of Consumer Reports
Jan. 14 2021
With the coming of the new year, how many times have you heard or thought, “Thanks goodness 2020 is over”?
Jan. 14 2021
A growing body of research supports the inclusion of fuller fat dairy foods in the diet. However, the overweight and obesity epidemic in the U.S. makes it challenging for scientists to justify full-fat...
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