The author and her family own and operate a 130-cow dairy and crop 1,500 acres. She also is a former associate editor at Hoard’s Dairyman.

March 21 2023
Sometimes on the farm, I just need a bit of good news. For those of you who dairy or have in the past, you know what I mean. A little pick-me-up of good news just hits the spot
March 13 2023
Cybersecurity isn’t a glamorous topic to write about or discuss. However, that doesn’t diminish its importance
Feb. 21 2023
Dr. George Heersche taught us that details matter to the health of the whole.
Jan. 26 2023
Every five years, work on the farm bill becomes a focus in both the House of Representatives and Senate. As Congress begins to wrestle with the nutrition and agriculture portions of the bill, they are
Jan. 23 2023
It used to be that agriculture lobbying groups and stakeholders were hyper-focused on the movements and decisions surrounding the farm bill. While that’s still true, and 2023 will feature impo
Jan. 16 2023
The volatility of the federal order pricing during COVID-19 and the ensuing economic upheaval has caused many dairy industry members to re-evaluate the effectiveness of federal order pricing. During t
Jan. 2 2023
Preserving margins has become the goal of many feed programs in the last several months. Although that’s always been an objective on farms, a heightened focus has fallen on feed ingredient inclusion
Dec. 29 2022
“We're looking at fertilizer prices that have doubled or even tripled in the last 2-1/2 years,” shared Cornell’s Chris Wolf during the December 14, 2022, Hoard’s Dairyman DairyLivestream....
Dec. 26 2022
When it comes to forage inclusion in dairy cattle rations, producers have a myriad of options. Traditionally, alfalfa has been a staple providing fiber, protein, and plenty of quality roughage for the
Nov. 15 2022
As a dairy farmer, the phrase “we are a factory farm” is probably a phrase that no one has a desire to utter. However, during the October 12, 2022, Hoard’s Dairyman DairyLivestream, Colorado...
Oct. 27 2022
“First of all, sustainable is a pretty big word; it means a lot of different things,” Cornell’s Chris Wolf said in introduction to his answer regarding how consumers understand sustainability...
Oct. 20 2022
That’s the modern-day question millions of Americans are asking as they expand their dairy intake. In 2021, that expansion saw Americans consuming nearly 667 pounds of dairy products per person
Sept. 29 2022
“The question isn’t if exports will grow; it’s how, and what are we focused on?” Robert Chesler, United Dairymen of Arizona CEO, said as introduction to his comments on dairy exports
Sept. 26 2022
The title of this article was the lead off question during the September 14, 2022, Hoard’s Dairyman DairyLivestream
Sept. 22 2022
It’s been true of domestic markets for some time, but export markets have seen a change in recent years that has caused U.S. exporters to switch gears, encouraging higher value products
Sept. 1 2022
World Dairy Expo’s in-ring announcing has seen much change over the years. Initially, announcers were seated near the ring, where they could readily read and identify back tags of winning animals...
Aug. 15 2022
“I'm really, really mindful that the rear window on the economist automobile is pretty much crystal clear,” shared Cornell’s Andy Novakovic
Aug. 1 2022
For New York dairy farmer Skip Hardie, the last several years can be summed up in one statement. “Our farm went through financial hell for the last six-plus years as I'm sure a lot of your listener
July 25 2022
Almost every segment of the U.S. economy has felt the impact of inflation, and dairy is no exception. During the July 20, 2022, Hoard’s Dairyman DairyLivestream, CoBank’s Tanner Ehmke outlin
July 4 2022
While not imminent, some dairy industry specialists have asked the question, “What would milk marketing look like without federal order pricing?”