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June 6 2022
Dairy farmers today have dramatically different scales of production, technological capabilities, and global pressures than they did generations ago
June 6 2022
Every aspect of the food system, from production to market development, was addressed in new funding initiatives announced last week by Secretary of Ag Tom Vilsack during a visit and discussion at Georgetown...
June 6 2022
This May, the four Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) milk pricing benchmarks fell just one penny short of achieving the first ever $25-plus-across-the-board milk price in U.S. history
June 2 2022
All the physical and metabolic changes that take place at calving cause stress on a cow’s immune system and elevate the risk for developing metabolic disorders
June 2 2022
Port slowdowns in Asia have given U.S. ports a brief reprieve from the flood of shipping vessels and containers that they struggled to offload during the winter and spring months
June 2 2022
You may recall middle or high school teachers using Venn diagrams to illustrate correlations between two different subjects
June 2 2022
At $27.10 per hundredweight, dairy farmers received a record price for their milk in April 2022. This is the first time the All-Milk price pushed past either the $26 or the $27 threshold
May 30 2022
Being in an unproductive meeting is frustrating for all involved. When no one feels like they are being heard, attendees think their time is being wasted
May 30 2022
The plant-based movement has grown from grassroots to mainstream. It’s being promoted at all levels, and school meals are now at the center of efforts to adopt plant-based eating patterns
May 30 2022
The macronutrient nitrogen is essential for corn growth. This needed nitrogen is delivered to fields using fertilizer or manure, but the best timing for application can depend on several factors
May 30 2022
As I write this, prices for the rest of the year are north of $22 per hundredweight (cwt.). Yes, input costs are high, which cuts into that high price, but nevertheless, profit margins likely look goo
May 30 2022
“Putin’s unjustified invasion of Ukraine has cut off a critical source of wheat, corn, barley, oilseeds, and cooking oil, and we’ve heard from many producers who want to better understand...
May 26 2022
While planters were rolling fast and furious this past week, corn planting has been running a bit behind the five-year trend. This year’s cool, wet spring is partly to blame
May 26 2022
Because the labor market for farm workers has been tightening for years, farmers have had to adopt technologies in some areas and adapt their businesses in others to make the most of the labor
May 26 2022
Record high feed costs and milk values are challenging traditional thoughts on feed and milk economics. Even though feed costs keep going up and up
May 26 2022
Just 10 years ago, a good goal for milkfat production in a Holstein herd was 3.75%. Between 2000 and 2012, the average butterfat test in the Midwest was 3.7% to 3.8%
May 23 2022
Despite the challenges surrounding exports in 2021, U.S. dairy farmers and processors hit a record $7.75 billion in sales. While that should be celebrated, the U.S.’s main competitors
May 23 2022
Exporting dairy products used to entail a relatively logical chain of events that involved getting an order, organizing the logistics, and having product reach the customer
May 23 2022
Individual dairy calf housing was a concept that arose in the 1960s. At the time, dairy farmers were struggling with high rates of calf morbidity and mortality
May 23 2022
One of the privileges of my job is that I get to talk to people involved in the dairy industry from all around the world. And when we talk about pricing systems, the U.S. system is often admired
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