Nov. 10 2022
The collective dairy industry leapt into action after USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack shared he was open to a proposal to modernize Federal Milk Marketing Orders. In the ensuing 11 months, hundreds of meet
Sept. 14 2022
AT FIRST we could not believe what our eyes had read. After a second review, we were not as surprised to learn that some politicians who extol the virtues of green energy
Aug. 10 2022
DURING the past year, the U.S. genetics community identified a challenge and came together to create a solution that will benefit breeders of Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, and Milking Shorthorn
May 10 2022
We are experiencing one of the more unique business climates in modern American history. With price inflation running at a generational high, interest rates will begin climbing
April 18 2022
Negative producer price differentials (PPDs) exploded onto the scene in June 2020 and sent shock waves throughout our dairy farming community
March 30 2022
The triple play of sexed semen, genomic tests, and beef semen on dairy cows is earning all-star honors as a replacement management strategy on many of our dairy farms
March 1 2022
Farmers and the food we deliver to our fellow Americans are valued more than ever. While it took a pandemic to propel farming and agriculture to the top of the business and industry rating scale
Feb. 9 2022
America's ports are a portal to customers around the world. Since the onset of the pandemic, those ports have been receiving inbound goods
Jan. 14 2022
A dispute panel agreed with the claim brought forth by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) that Canada breached its obligations regarding dairy imports
Dec. 14 2021
Once the unquestioned juggernaut in the American dairy case, the Kraft brand shed a lion’s share of its market position when it sold off its natural and specialty cheese businesses
Oct. 10 2021
The drum beat for renewable energy continues to grow louder throughout North America and Europe. While winds come and go, clouds can place solar panels on pause, and water flowing over dams holds fish
Sept. 23 2021
If hard-working dairy farmers ever needed a reason to contact their senators and representatives, the potential repeal, or shall we say death, of the “stepped-up basis” provision for capital...
Aug. 15 2021
When it comes to caring for our animals, dairy farmers overwhelmingly believe in the science backing up vaccinations
Feb. 8 2021
When President Biden tapped former U.S. Senator and Secretary of State John Kerry as the United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, the newly elected President issued a clear signal that mi
Feb. 8 2021
Canada and Japan largely stand alone with supply control systems governing, and at times protecting, their respective dairy industries. Realizing supply controls hinder both internal and external comp
Jan. 13 2021
Many of us pride ourselves in owning and operating multigenerational businesses
Dec. 15 2020
We often fail to take the time to fully appreciate the most important crop raised on our farms. It isn’t corn, cotton, or even cows . . . it’s children. As it turns out, those children don’t...
Oct. 10 2020
There are some in our midst who continue to both belittle and bemoan dairy product exports. During a recent conversation, staff members for a rather well-known dairy farm organization went so far as t
Sept. 25 2020
As calls for federal order revisions continue to mount, it’s important for all of us to recognize that these provisions perform a critical role in pricing milk across the country
Aug. 10 2020
Receiving a response from a federal agency just 48 hours after submitting a significant petition is almost unheard of these days