July 12 2021
Consumer acceptance and food choices are shaping world demand for dairy products. Food safety, sustainability, animal welfare 1 are the most important and valuable key drivers, also for new policies
July 9 2021
Whether it’s a quick farm fix or entertainment for the grandkids, farmers are masters at creating just about anything out of random finds around the farm
July 8 2021
I wouldn’t trade my farm life for anything, and I thank God every day for it
July 7 2021
As companies work toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions, farmers may be the ones taking the greatest risks to meet this goal
July 6 2021
Battling heat, fire, and ice over the last year, dairy farmers are still doing their best to care for their animals
July 5 2021
As purchased feed costs rise, farms must get as much nutritional value as possible from their homegrown forages
July 5 2021
Consumers are eager to learn more about agriculture and events like “Breakfast on the Farm” show them the truth behind farming
July 1 2021
The national and local dairy checkoffs have teamed up to launch the Your Dairy Checkoff podcast
June 30 2021
I’m slightly ashamed to admit that I used to be a very different person. I used to be the kind of farmer who wore the long hours like a badge of honor
June 29 2021
To tell an effective agriculture story online, a farm should consider who they’re trying to reach, what information they want to share, and what content will do the best job of reaching consumers
June 28 2021
While our methods may have changed over time, providing a safe product for our consumers is the goal of every dairy farmer
June 28 2021
Dairy cows have the incredible capacity to upcycle recalcitrant plant matter into nutritious milk. They do this with their secret weapon: the dairy cow rumen microbiome
June 25 2021
Farmers tend to be most enthusiastic and tell our best anecdotes to fellow farmers; however, paring down stories or biting our tongue on details about our farm can be a true disservice to the consumer...
June 23 2021
It had been a long, hot, tiring week, but then my son reminded me that patience and kindness are always worth it
June 21 2021
There are more microbes in the rumen of a single dairy cow than humans on earth. If you think it’s challenging for all those people to work together, imagine what’s going on in the rumen
June 21 2021
Waking at the crack of dawn is nothing new for Indiana dairy farmer Jill Houin. However, feeling like a celebrity with a police escort and a crowd of fans is not her typical morning routine
June 17 2021
Farming is a dangerous occupation, but the costs of health insurance leave many uncovered or underinsured
June 15 2021
Resiliency in the face of a global pandemic gives us extra reasons to honor and promote the dairy industry this year
June 14 2021
Accurate results from forage testing begins with the you. For the sake of your animals, be sure to gather the most accurate sample
June 14 2021
Fly control on a dairy operation can feel like an overwhelming task. There are a number of different areas that need to be treated and maintained to protect your animals, employees, and bottom line