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April 29 2019
The countdown is on. Over the course of the next 60 days, dairy farmers must determine if they will sign up for the 2018 Farm Bill’s signature dairy program — Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC)
April 22 2019
In 2003, the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program was established to aid rural communities and livestock operators in those areas. It does so by helping to payoff young veterinarians’ student...
April 22 2019
By many accounts, the U.S. economy has been doing well in recent years. Can we stay at this level of economic strength, or is a recession lurking in the shadows?
April 22 2019
The first formal step has been taken to end California’s 49-year-old Class I milk pool quota system
April 22 2019
“A calf is a ball at the top of a hill. Depending how you manage that calf, how you feed that calf and what happens to that calf, will affect its future direction,” said Michael Steele from...
April 22 2019
Countless statistics help quantify the U.S. dairy sector. But if one map could most clearly depict the U.S. dairy industry, it’s this one, which compares each state’s milk production to its...
April 12 2019
USDA has made the ailing dairy economy a high priority and will work diligently to roll out the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) safety net with milk prices at decade-low levels
April 12 2019
Mailbox milk prices for U.S. dairy farmers fell to the lowest levels in a decade with a $15.72 payout in 2018. That was down $1.59 from just one year earlier
April 12 2019
Cows avoid lying on wet surfaces, disrupting their time budgets, behavior, and welfare
April 12 2019
Jouni Pitkäranta and Virpi Kurkela with 4d Barn Consulting shared features that can improve cow health and welfare in robotic milking facilities during a presentation at the Professional Dairy Producers...
April 12 2019
Spring means alfalfa scouting and corn planting. Gear up for another year
April 8 2019
Just about everyone in the dairy industry knows the biggest U.S. dairy states — California and Wisconsin. However, what about the smallest?
April 8 2019
The transition period qualifies as one of the most stressful periods of a dairy cow’s life, and it’s certainly the goal and responsibility of producers to reduce that stress
April 8 2019
Today, the most critical issue for dairy farmers to think about is signing up for the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program
April 8 2019
When every dollar counts, milkfat and protein levels in milk are extremely valuable in maximizing income over feed costs (IOFC)
April 8 2019
When it comes to the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program, I want to make sure dairy farmers and their lenders know what the point of the program is
April 1 2019
Who among us wouldn’t make an investment that returns $4.78 for every $1 spent?
April 1 2019
Choosing where dollars are invested is critical, especially considering how tight finances have been the last four years
April 1 2019
As more and more alternatives clutter the dairy aisle, reserving the term “milk” for products that come from mammals is even more vital
April 1 2019
When you’re looking to fine-tune your feeding, checking on the basics is a good first step
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