Feb. 24 2020
Urbanization is a tricky subject. It affects each state, region, county, and town differently, and there are certainly benefits to expanding our communities
Feb. 18 2020
There are lots of times that it has been hard to think of the future of the dairy industry with optimism. Especially after the challenges of the last few years
Feb. 10 2020
Ten years ago, or even just five, it’s likely safe to guess that not many people thought about food on the cellular level. If they did, it was probably not about using cells to create entirely new...
Dec. 12 2019
The U.S. House of Representatives has begun consideration of HR 5038, “The Farm Workforce Modernization Act.” It is a bill that fully addresses both immigration reform priorities for the dairy...
July 8 2019
Sign-up for the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program is well underway, and sign-ups have been steady since enrollment began on June 17
June 10 2019
Signup for the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program is rapidly approaching, and the 2019 decision is easy given the data already known for the first few months of this year
June 1 2019
Originally included in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, known to many of us as the farm bill, it has finally reached the point where dairy farmers must decide their level of participation
Jan. 11 2019
Congress stepped up in a big way when it passed the 2018 Farm Bill in late December. The dairy portion is far more farmer friendly than the previous dairy title, and its revamped provisions may actual
Jan. 11 2019
Positive employee morale can carry initiatives over mountains previously thought impassable
Nov. 14 2018
California has done it again! You’re welcome!
Oct. 25 2018
The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) announced September 30 was achieved after months of hard-nosed negotiations
July 23 2018
I would like to provide some perspective after reading your Hoard’s Dairyman Intel item “What will the dairy world look like in 2030?”
July 17 2018
Before I state anything else, let me be clear; this is not a post about small farms versus large farms
May 25 2018
A year has passed since Canada circled its collective domestic milk market wagons and deployed the Class 7 milk pricing strategy. Since then, Canadian and U.S. dairy interests have sparred in a h
Dec. 27 2017
Before this piece starts the arguments for and against the above stated question, I want to simply open this as a conversation
Oct. 9 2017
Although feed costs have come down from the record levels that resulted from the 2012 drought, they remain well above levels prior to 2012
Sept. 18 2017
Few parts of California’s effort to implement a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) have been fast, easy, or uncomplicated, but one of the most important ones seems to be coming together well
Sept. 10 2017
It all began with a thoughtful phone call by an Ohio dairyman who wanted to learn more about his milk check
Sept. 10 2017
When dairyman Hank Choate saw the “unavailable” number pop up on his cell phone screen late one Thursday afternoon in April, he assumed it was not a call he wanted to take