Feb. 16 2023
Electricity — it’s usually so plentiful that we take it for granted, not worrying about where it’s coming from or how it gets to us. For some dairies, though, it pays to take the power...
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
July 28 2022
“Solar needs land. So do farms. Will that drive up food prices?” That’s a question posed by Barron’s Lisa Beilfuss her article in the July 25, 2022, edition of the financial publication
June 28 2022
Framing our conversations around sustainability makes the word mean something farmers and consumers can grab on to
Dec. 30 2021
Beginning in February 2022, seven pieces of machinery at the Port of Los Angeles — including a crane, machines that offload containers, and trucks — will be powered by hydrogen
Sept. 23 2021
In May, the U.S. dairy herd expanded to its highest level in 27 years, climbing to over 9.5 million head
Sept. 2 2021
Most dairy producers are likely familiar with the basic function of a methane digester: processing manure into energy sources
Aug. 16 2021
When talking about dairy cattle rations, it would be easy to assume that net energy for lactation (NEL) refers to the energy in a diet that is used to produce milk
June 22 2021
Enel Green Power North America, Inc. and HP Hood LLC today announced an agreement for Hood to purchase 90 GWh of wind energy each year, making it one of the only dairy companies in the U.S. to execute
June 21 2021
Mike Berget began no-till farming because he saw the conservation practice as a way to make the soil healthier and, at the same time, improve his farm’s bottom line
June 25 2018
Crave Brothers Farm in Waterloo, Wis., has grown and changed over the years
March 20 2017
Solar energy systems are affordable in northern climates
Aug. 17 2015
A buyer's market, at least for the time being, has returned to the crude oil price world. The complete list of reasons why is no doubt much longer, but I'll stick to a few basic ones I understand: 1. Fuel...
April 10 2015
While MILC would have likely paid out more in 2015, MPP-Dairy should prove the better long-run solution now that 40 percent of corn goes toward ethanol production
March 8 2013
A firsthand look at what dairies are already doing to make, save and reduce energy use will be on display March 19 at Ballard Family Dairy and Cheese in Gooding, Idaho
March 28 2012
This year's conference "Got Manure?" featured a preconference tour of three New York digester systems. Methane digester interest continues to grow, as a near capacity crowd filled the conference room at...
March 16 2012
Fifty-four hundred miles is practically next door when the topic is the 2012 U.S. ethanol market outlook. That's roughly the distance from Iowa, the largest corn-producing state in the U.S., to Brazil,...
Feb. 9 2012
With a smaller-than-anticipated corn crop, how do we balance domestic, global, and industry needs for corn? The first ethanol-run vehicle was developed in Philadelphia in 1826. Therefore, we would not...
Oct. 28 2011
Too cheap for too long, dairy producers have tended to take energy costs for granted. But no more. If the U.S. gas shortages of 1973 and 1979 were warnings of things to come, $4 diesel is proof that the...