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April 28 2022
It’s basic human sense: when a needed item becomes scarce, we hold onto as much of it as we can for future security. That was true at the beginning of the pandemic lockdowns, and on farms
April 28 2022
Feed expenses make up more than half the cost of producing milk on today’s dairy farms
April 28 2022
The photos this winter from the California ports of Long Beach and Oakland left many who depend on foreign trade both concerned and uncertain
April 25 2022
Thanks to the outstanding expertise of staff scientists and educators, the Center for Dairy Research (CDR) has earned a reputation for world-class innovation
April 25 2022
As we are coming out of the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses across the country are revisiting strategies to address worker health and safety with a new appreciation of the merits
April 25 2022
“Closing the loop” of food production is the goal at Royal Dairy in Royal City, Wash., and Austin Allred has implemented industry-leading tools that are allowing him to do just that
April 25 2022
The price of milk is in a race with the price of feed as both continue to climb in 2022. A higher milk price is welcomed by farmers, but profits are cut short
April 25 2022
While weak milk production across the major dairy exporters has pushed milk prices to new record highs around the world, problems are surfacing on the demand side. The biggest demand problem is China
April 21 2022
Steel prices had been falling this year.Then Russia invaded Ukraine and created upheaval in pig iron markets as values for this important ingredient to manufacture finished steel
April 21 2022
What do you see when you envision the future of calf care on dairy farms?For dairy researcher Michael Steele, he believes that data and precision management will shape the way we raise calves
April 21 2022
With the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law signed by President Biden nearly five months ago, Cabinet officials have been travelling throughout the country this month to connect the program’s projects
April 21 2022
Many dairies across the country are still feeding contracted or stored-on-farm feeds and forages. It’s a blessing given the upheaval in feed markets in the past months
April 18 2022
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was first detected in an Indiana poultry flock in early February, and by early April about half of the states in the U.S. had confirmed cases
April 18 2022
U.S. dairy has demonstrated time and again its environmental achievements. Producing a gallon of milk in 2017 required 30% less water, 21% less land, and had a 19% smaller carbon footprint
April 18 2022
Multiple component pricing has been the mechanism that has established the value for the supermajority of the nation’s milk since the Federal Milk Marketing Order reforms
April 18 2022
Although cow numbers grew modestly in February to 9.37 million cows and stopped an eight-month slide in herd size, tight milk supplies in the U.S. continue to squeeze processors
April 18 2022
“I like to think about what we do when we build rations is we’re really babysitting the confluence of economics and biology
April 14 2022
How does one combat inflation? Interest rates. That’s the most effective tool in the toolbox for economists and policymakers alike when it comes to countering high inflation
April 14 2022
Dairy farming has made great strides in efficiency and reducing its environmental impact. Between 1944 and 2007, the carbon footprint for a gallon of milk has been reduced by two-thirds
April 14 2022
It’s not just business expenses rising for dairy farmers across the country — higher prices are impacting every aspect of human life, from the gas pump to the grocery store
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