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July 11 2022
This month marks a full year of declining U.S. milk production growth. Beginning last June . . . within the space of four months . . . production growth downshifted from 4.6% annual growth to nearly 1
July 11 2022
Farmers have their reasons for why they choose to milk a certain breed of cows, and each breed features unique and valued characteristics
July 7 2022
Farms provide children countless opportunities for fun and learning. Many who grew up in agriculture would agree that there is no better place to be raised than on a farm
July 7 2022
The idea of sharing pictures or stories from your farm, especially online, can be intimidating, and questions may pile up. You may think, “What if no one cares what I’m saying?” Worse,...
July 7 2022
Do you feel overwhelmed by the amount of information provided by your forage analysis report? Interpreting these reports can be complex and tedious
July 7 2022
With six million genomic tests now recorded at the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding as of February 2022, the dairy community is building a powerful data engine to fuel genetic and breed improvement di
July 4 2022
“The organic dairy sector witnessed a demand surge as the COVID-19 pandemic first gripped the nation,” shared Organic Valley’s Travis Forgues during testimony on June 22
July 4 2022
What do you get when global demand climbs 20% since 2019 and global supplies fall 15%? The result is the current supply chain crisis
July 4 2022
While not imminent, some dairy industry specialists have asked the question, “What would milk marketing look like without federal order pricing?”
July 4 2022
I tell this story to illustrate that we in animal agriculture are losing the game of owning the narrative of a principle that we have been managing long before it was newsworthy
July 4 2022
Technology often makes our lives better. On the farm, this is especially true when we are able to pinpoint cow health, production, and reproduction information
June 30 2022
Dairy animals have long also played their part in the beef supply chain, but in recent years, dairy farmers have stepped up the quality of their contribution
June 30 2022
When it comes to on-farm sustainability practices, much of the focus is understandably on efforts to protect your land, water, and air
June 30 2022
It’s easy to get down when looking at the decline in fluid milk consumption, but it’s not all bad news.“Contrary to popular belief, dairy consumption is in pretty good shape,” said...
June 30 2022
Crude protein makes a great contribution to dairy rations, and it is one of the most important quality metrics in forages
June 27 2022
Federal Milk Marketing Orders have been in place for over eight decades, and while they have seen modest updates, many industry experts think more change is ahead
June 27 2022
“Manufacturers don’t actually know what they will have to pay for your milk until federal orders deliver the monthly announcement of prices,” wrote Mark Stephenson
June 27 2022
Every crunchy, melty cheese curd that crosses a Culver’s counter came from somewhere specific – and special
June 27 2022
The heart and soul of federal milk marketing orders are often thought of as the classified pricing system and pooling, and the complexities of those tools make them both popular and not
June 27 2022
As consumers, we can play a role in reducing the nation’s carbon footprint, but it might not be in the way most people think
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