May 14 2019
If the last couple of years have taught us anything, it's that we don't know anything
March 22 2019
In the 1950s, the U.S. had 22 million dairy cows and the average milk production was 598 gallons per cow
March 20 2019
Imagine being told you can’t sell your milk, you can’t market your cows, and the water on your land is contaminated with a slowly degrading man-made chemical
Jan. 28 2019
With each passing year, expectations continue to be placed on dairy producers across the country with a focal point being on-farm environmental practices
Nov. 5 2018
When people talk about sustainability, they often refer to the term “carbon footprint.” However, there is more to the sustainability story than greenhouse gases
July 16 2018
With a growing world population, we hear time and again that we will have to feed more people with fewer farmers and less resources
June 27 2018
The agriculture community in Tulare, Calif., has been working out lately and has developed a few muscles
March 10 2018
Along with many other day-to-day responsibilities of running a dairy farm, managing odors and making efficient use of manure nutrients are becoming more important all the time
Dec. 18 2017
Nutrient application often ends up in the hot seat being blamed for impairing water quality
Nov. 2 2017
Late fall brings more comfortable conditions for both cows and people in Georgia
Oct. 30 2017
The environmental benefits of electronic feeding versus traditional tractor and wagon feed delivery has caught the attention of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
Sept. 28 2017
The use of tile drainage varies across the Midwest
Sept. 21 2017
After it was all said and done, our farm didn’t experience too much serious damage from Hurricane Irma. We were blessed that there wasn’t too much damage
Sept. 7 2017
We live in a time of great divisions, but somehow these natural disasters have people all over the country doing what they can to help others
Aug. 28 2017
Think that all manure is basically the same? Think again. “There’s a lot of variation in manure,” said University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Chris Baxter during his presentation...
June 26 2017
In March 2017, a lawsuit filed against the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation claimed that a herd of 200 cows produced the same amount of waste as a city of 96,000 people
Dec. 18 2015
Independent report says the agency illegally tried to shape public opinion about its water rule proposal. The firestorm that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ignited last May with a proposal...
Aug. 24 2015
Row upon row of plastic silage bags frame the driveway at the Hoard's Dairyman Farm. Yet, plastic is a double-edged sword. In its many forms, from bunker silo covers to bale wrap, plastic has earned its...
Aug. 10 2015
Courtesy of their rumen microbes, cows produce and release methane. As a ruminant-based industry, it's a reality we cannot escape. It is estimated that a quarter of anthropogenic, or human-caused, methane...
July 20 2015
Gypsum, a product recycled from manufacturing and construction waste, has hit the agricultural scene. When added to the soil, gypsum adds sulfur and calcium while reducing phosphorus runoff. In some situations,...