The author is the managing editor, and he brings 21 years of industry leadership to our readers overseeing all editorial content and production of the magazine. His degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison combined dairy science and agricultural economics.
March 16 2023
After hearing objections from county constituents and the Wisconsin Milk Haulers Association, the Chippewa County Highway Committee, Chippewa County Board of Supervisors, and the Chippewa County Highway...
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March 16 2023
“Milk is not a commodity that can be held. It has to be shipped every other day,” shared Matthew Holub, a Chippewa County dairyman. “It’s right on the license plate of this state....
March 13 2023
The butterfat found in milk carries the flavor consumers have grown to savor when eating dairy products
March 9 2023
When it comes to milk production meeting the needs of citizens, 26 states fall short of even producing enough milk to fill beverage milk demand. Those states each produce less than 300 pounds of milk per...
March 6 2023
Technology should be useful and easily understood if it’s going to bring value to dairy farmers and their employees
March 6 2023
The 2022 milk production data is out. It tells the story of two dairy worlds
March 2 2023
While Idaho’s dairy industry remains healthy, dynamic, and growing, hard-charging Texas is growing so fast that it may soon overtake Idaho as the nation’s third-largest dairy state based on...
March 2 2023
Dairy News as reported in the Washington Dairygrams for the March 2023 issue of Hoard's Dairyman
Feb. 27 2023
Wildfires are nature’s way of renewing the landscape. However, Mother Nature’s wildfires have grown larger and raged longer in recent years, driven by larger reserves of stored fuel across...
Feb. 27 2023
On a percentage basis, 6.4% of all U.S. dairy farms holding permits to sell milk left the business last year. That exit ranks sixth all-time since data tracking began on this statistic in 1992
Feb. 23 2023
“There should be a law against that! It’s so buttery, flaky, and delicious!” exclaimed Luke Zahm during the February 16, 2023, episode of the Wisconsin Foodie
Feb. 20 2023
Even though technology generates accurate data, there is a much more important question — Does the information generated bring value to the dairy farmer?“I love technology. I really go into...
Feb. 16 2023
With burgeoning demand for high-solids dairy products and financial incentives in place to deliver higher solids milk, Upper Midwest dairy farmers continue to set new benchmarks for butterfat and prot
Feb. 15 2023
Backyard hobbyist farmers often become the best advocates for full-time farmers. That’s because these new entrants into animal agriculture or gardening circles often learn these farming realities...
Feb. 13 2023
In farm years, a 12-year-old engine is often not even broken in on many dairy farms.That really doesn’t matter to legislators and regulators in California, though. It’s now illegal to drive...
Feb. 9 2023
Over the last 30 years, we’ve seen a 20% increase in agricultural exports across all commodities in countries where we had free-trade agreements
Feb. 8 2023
Inspire” served as the overarching theme for the 2023 Dairy Forum as the industry’s processors, leaders, and greater dairy farming community from across the globe gathered to discuss the sector’
Feb. 8 2023
Dairy News as reported in the Washington Dairygrams for the February 2023 issue of Hoard's Dairyman
Feb. 6 2023
While some dairy producers eked out a profit during the first half of 2021, others in the western U.S. even lost money
Feb. 2 2023
We have a farm bill by this September if certain requirements are met