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Jan. 18 2021
It may have taken a little bit longer to appear, but since the coronavirus began reaching rural areas, there has been no stopping it
Jan. 11 2021
The release of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 on December 29, just as 2020 was concluding, was a welcome start to the new year for dairy
Jan. 11 2021
A bowl of cereal topped with milk has been a quick and healthy breakfast option for decades. While it was once an extremely common way to start the day, the popularity of cereal has dipped in more recent...
Jan. 11 2021
“We always say prevention is key to milk quality,” said Penn State Extension educator Greg Strait. “We try to help cure the problem . . . but we want to prevent that problem when we arrive...
Jan. 11 2021
Many dairy proponents who have studied the newly released Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020 to 2025 will tell you that there are many wins for the category
Jan. 11 2021
It’s a question that is, once again, top of mind for many in the dairy community after the release of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025, which recommend consumption of low-fat and fat-free...
Jan. 4 2021
As the holidays approached, you likely heard the phrase, “It’s that time of year” relating to the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s celebrations
Jan. 4 2021
Animal care is often the most recognizable aspect of Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM), but another important evaluation area is a newer program in the organization: environmental stewardship
Jan. 4 2021
Many aspects of 2020 were complicated, and trade with China was certainly one of them. While trade wars and tariffs made headlines, one fact remained constant: China is a valuable trading partner for the...
Jan. 4 2021
This article’s title seems appropriate when looking back at 2020. The numbers will show that 2020 was a record year for Idaho’s dairy industry, in both milk production and total milk receipts
Dec. 31 2020
Training farm personnel not only improves animal welfare and improves farm profitability, but it also enhances the work environment by making people feel like part of a cohesive team
Dec. 28 2020
Dairy producers are now able to breed for more feed-efficient cows. The trait — Feed Saved — debuted with the genetic evaluations published on December 1 by the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding...
Dec. 28 2020
By planning early for succession, farm owners have the chance to minimize debt, put plans in place in case of an unexpected death or accident, and pass on the knowledge necessary so the next generation...
Dec. 28 2020
More than 70 years ago, Robert and Dottie Jacquier started Laurelbrook Farm with just 18 cows and nothing to their name
Dec. 28 2020
“Personnel training must be the first step in dairy operations,” was the message Adrian Barragan shared with dairy producers and consultants in a Penn State Extension webinar
Dec. 28 2020
In what is still a growing category, organic farm products accounted for $9.93 billion in sales across the United States in 2019
Dec. 21 2020
When the pandemic struck earlier this year, I mentioned land as a key indicator of the severity of the impact of the crisis
Dec. 21 2020
When Jacki Moegenburg was a junior at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, she worked with one of her professors to put together a business plan for an agritourism venture on her family’s dairy...
Dec. 21 2020
Farmers should have soil analyses done on all their fields on a regular basis. Most nutrient management plans require soil testing at least once every three years
Dec. 21 2020
Nearly 98% of the U.S. milk supply is produced on farms that participate in the Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) program
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