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.
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Feb. 27 2017
Overall, 1,725 dairy farms across the United States called it quits last year. That total represented deeper exits from just one year earlier when 1,275 farms left the industry
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Feb. 25 2017
Over the past decade, Wisconsin’s dairy industry has seen a resurgence in dairy cow numbers by adding 43,000 additional cows to its farms
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Feb. 25 2017
As printed in our February 25, 2017 issue . . .USDA ECONOMISTS RECONFIRMED their All-Milk price forecast for the year at $18.05, up just a nickel from January. Range was from $17.70 to $18.40
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Feb. 20 2017
The Northeast is flush with milk. That extra milk is putting pressure on the region’s fluid milk market that delivers higher returns to dairy farmers
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Feb. 20 2017
“Buy-up coverage” fell 72 percent this year when compared to 2016 for the farm bill’s signature dairy program known as the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy)
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Feb. 13 2017
“This Recommended Decision proposes the issuance of a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) regulating the handling of milk in California.”
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Feb. 10 2017
As printed in our February 10, 2017 issue . . . POSITIVE PRICE PROSPECTS continued as USDA economists moved the All-Milk price forecast up 75 cents in January to an $18 midpoint for 2017. W
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Feb. 6 2017
Showing genuine excitement for his new role as the president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council, former USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack shared rather candid comments at a recent industry gathering
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Feb. 6 2017
“Wisconsin’s All-Milk price should be up $2.45 for the year,” said the University of Wisconsin’s Mark Stephenson in speaking to those attending the Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook...
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Jan. 30 2017
From a dairy farmer prospective, high-value beverage sales drive milk prices. That’s why Florida, the Southeast, and Northeast traditionally have had higher mailbox milk prices
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Jan. 30 2017
“We need to look at dairy heifers like a beef operation,” Elanco’s John Lee told attendees at the Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council’s annual gathering in Columbus, Ohio. “Dairy...
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Jan. 25 2017
As printed in our January 25, 2017 issue . . . REFLECTING CONSUMER DEMAND FOR GOOD FATS, milkfat has been contributing a larger proportion to milk checks. Between January 2000 and August 2015, mi
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Jan. 23 2017
To gain a better understanding on how President Trump change the course on a number of farm-related topics, the National Milk Producers Federation and the Cooperative Network share thoughts on immigration,...
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Jan. 23 2017
“The Bachelor” episode that airs on January 23, 2017, not only features bachelor Nick Viall, but Knigge Farms of Omro, Wis. This Wisconsin dairy farm was the first in the United States to milk...
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Jan. 17 2017
Tom VilsackIt’s official. On Tuesday January 17, former USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack was formally announced as the second president in the history of the U.S. Dairy Export Council. Vilsack succeeds...
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Jan. 16 2017
“We scrape wet or dirty bedding back into the gutter and then pull clean bedding to cover the foam mat bed. We apply this practice at each milking (two) and every time feed is pushed up
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Jan. 16 2017
This November’s national election was historic. Not only did the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, win the presidency, both the Senate and House held their Republican majority
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Jan. 10 2017
As printed in our January 10, 2017 issue . . .TWO CO-OPS PLAN TO MERGE and form the nation’s No. 12 dairy cooperative when ranked by member milk. Under terms of the agreement, Prairie Farms of Carli
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Jan. 9 2017
“Manure and wet sand are removed from the stalls twice a day and manure is scraped from the alleys twice a day. Meanwhile new sand is added every week,” said Mike Bailey when commenting on...
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Jan. 9 2017
“Recent findings in nutrition science are rallying behind dairy fats,” said The New York Times best-selling author Nina Teicholz