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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
Dec. 21 2020
Through much of November and December, most of the people we talked to seemed to think that USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box program was dead
Dec. 14 2020
The two or so months prior to weaning really lay the foundation for a healthy, productive dairy animal. It is important to review the success of your preweaned calf program every now and then
Dec. 14 2020
From making Swiss cheese in copper kettles as a teenager to owning a specialty cheese factory, my lifelong career in Wisconsin's dairy industry has taught unforgettable lessons
Dec. 14 2020
During the last decade, the U.S. dairy industry has seen both butterfat prices and protein prices drive farm gate milk checks
Dec. 14 2020
In the debate for President-elect Joe Biden’s secretary of agriculture, many names were reported and discussed, but a familiar one emerged as the top choice: Tom Vilsack, who served as USDA Secretary...
Dec. 14 2020
In late November, hundreds of dairy farmers received letters from a Minnesota law firm representing the Dean Foods Estate
Dec. 7 2020
It’s almost time to ring in the new year. Now is the time that farmers need to be collecting, tracking, and using information to prepare for the end of 2020
Dec. 7 2020
This week, when the calendar turns to December, it’s a clear sign that winter weather is quickly approaching
Dec. 7 2020
While there is a good amount of turnover in leadership of the agriculture committees in Congress, the agriculture industry as a whole also has its attention focused on a critically important appointment...
Dec. 7 2020
With some new faces headed to Washington, D.C., after last month’s election, both Congress and the White House will likely shift their top priorities to tackle in the coming months and years
Dec. 7 2020
U.S. dairy cow numbers are on the rise again, with the U.S. herd up 40,000 head in October 2020 relative to June
Nov. 30 2020
“We utilize Dairy Comp 305 for our record keeping and record health events weekly,” said Andy Fisher of the importance of herd health records
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