Jan. 23 2023
Many factors play a role in determining milk prices, and one of them is the global dairy market. The good news for U.S. dairy is that worldwide demand for our products continues to grow. In 2022, 18%
Jan. 23 2023
The beginning of each new Congress is marked by a period of temporary excitement, borne of optimism that legislators will put aside political differences to finally enact solutions to problems affecti
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. 23 2023
Though it is colloquially called and commonly referenced as the farm bill, the robust package of agriculture legislation that Congress deals with every five years has much broader implications than th
Jan. 23 2023
For decades, New Zealand, the European Union, and Australia had largely ruled the dairy trade space. Back when the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) was formed in 1995, the U.S. was essentially a nonp
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. 16 2023
While it would be awesome to simply feed cows the crops grown just across the fence and stored on-farm, unfortunately, this almost never comprises the entire diet. Hence, we live in a world of trucks
Jan. 16 2023
The historic need for 15 rounds of voting for the U.S. House of Representatives to select a Speaker could not have illustrated more clearly how challenging it may be for this newly seated 118th Congre
Jan. 16 2023
Despite the oddities that 2021 brought, with the continuing pandemic and beginnings of rising inflation, University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Mark Stephenson said it was still a good year for domestic
Jan. 16 2023
Enteric methane is the biggest contributor to on-farm emissions in the U.S., yet it receives the least amount of federal funding to identify research-based solutions that can help dairy farmers reduce
Jan. 9 2023
Consumers eat more dairy products at restaurants than when dining at home. So, it stands to reason that dairy product sales could strengthen given nearly 60% of restaurants surveyed by Restaurants365
Jan. 9 2023
With $6.50 per bushel of corn, corn silage is worth considerably more per ton today relative to five years ago. Using a multiplier of 10 times the value per bushel for corn grain nets a $65 per ton pr
Jan. 9 2023
New rules will apply to milk haulers driving on roads in Chippewa County this spring. Part of that plan includes a $100 permit fee for each milk truck. Milk haulers also must attend a mandatory meetin
Jan. 9 2023
Many tasks on a dairy farm need to happen the same way, every day. From milking cows to feeding calves to mixing rations, many farms have protocols in place to ensure these processes happen consistent
Jan. 9 2023
Of the more than 118,000 veterinarians in the U.S., the American Veterinary Medical Association estimated in 2020 that just 5.3% are in food animal practice. That’s compared to 69.7% in companion...
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