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Aug. 11 2022
“You can cash flow very nicely while going broke,” was how Larry Tranel described the difference between profitability and cash flow during an Iowa State University webinar
Aug. 8 2022
Genetic evaluations to strengthen resistance to six health disorders are available for Brown Swiss animals beginning August 9, 2022
Aug. 8 2022
In the busy days of dairy farming, transition planning is an easy topic to kick down the road to tackle later on — there’s plenty of time left to figure that out, right?
Aug. 8 2022
Certain signs of heat stress are relatively easy to notice by simply looking around the barn – rapid breathing or panting, cows bunching, and reduced feed intake, for instance
Aug. 8 2022
White House conferences on hunger and diet-related health are a rare occurrence. In fact, it’s been more than 50 years since the only one that’s ever been convened
Aug. 8 2022
Are we in a period of across-the-board price increases?Dumb question, right?How about the question, “How much are prices increasing?”That’s a bit trickier question than it sounds
Aug. 4 2022
Can you remember the last time you discussed your farm transition plan with the members of your family? Unfortunately, transition planning is a topic frequently ignored among families unless a crisis
Aug. 4 2022
In recent years and decades, the near-constant dry weather conditions of the western U.S. have not only made farming more difficult but also caused more frequent and more intense wildfires that ravage
Aug. 4 2022
Standing tightly together or “bunching” is not a new behavior in cows, but it is one that is frustrating for many dairy farmers. It is not uncommon that, even in a barn with plenty of space...
Aug. 4 2022
August 2, 2022, trading marked the second straight trading session that dairy product prices dropped 5% at New Zealand’s Global Dairy Trade (GDT)
Aug. 1 2022
Foods high in saturated fat, sugars, or sodium will now receive call outs on food packaging labels in Canada. The front-of-package nutrition symbol is black and white in color, has a magnifying glass
Aug. 1 2022
Consumers of goods — a group that includes all Americans — are paying more for everything right now. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose another 1.3% in June after climbing 1% in May
Aug. 1 2022
Adding a new member to a family’s dairy farm business requires careful planning and decision making in many areas, and one of the most vital considerations is the financial position of the farm
Aug. 1 2022
For New York dairy farmer Skip Hardie, the last several years can be summed up in one statement. “Our farm went through financial hell for the last six-plus years as I'm sure a lot of your listener
Aug. 1 2022
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) revised down their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) forecasts for most countries this week. Overall, resource-rich regions fared better with GDP forecasts for some of
July 28 2022
The contribution farmers make to the dairy checkoff is used in many ways to promote the consumption of milk and dairy products
July 28 2022
“Solar needs land. So do farms. Will that drive up food prices?” That’s a question posed by Barron’s Lisa Beilfuss her article in the July 25, 2022, edition of the financial publication
July 28 2022
Despite tight supplies, milk continued to flow to cheese vats in the second quarter of 2022 with cheese manufacturers building inventories to record levels
July 28 2022
Bread and milk: two key foods that get snatched off grocery store shelves whenever an emergency seems to be looming. The majority of Americans rely on milk as a important meal time staple
July 25 2022
Labor shortages seem to span nearly every industry across the country. A combination of two factors – employees of the Baby Boomer generation reaching retirement and lower labor participation
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