Aug. 15 2021
When it comes to caring for our animals, dairy farmers overwhelmingly believe in the science backing up vaccinations
Aug. 10 2021
Just getting by during the pandemic can only be our mindset for so long
July 2 2021
As recovery from the pandemic continues, it may be years before we understand all of the consumption and production implications
June 22 2021
FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative approves of the additional aid that was announced today by Secretary Vilsack for agricultural producers and businesses as part of the USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers
March 12 2021
To say that the last year has changed everything would be an understatement; however, slowly but surely, we will all be able to see again
March 11 2021
A year later, the COVID-19 pandemic still reminds us of the blessings farm life provides
Feb. 26 2021
A year ago I was networking with hundreds of people from all over the country. Today I am attending Zoom meetings. Both experiences have provided me something to be grateful for
Feb. 8 2021
Dairy product sales, both at home and abroad, have changed more in the past 12 months than in any previous five- or 10-year time frame
Sept. 10 2020
we are all missing our people. Our tribe. Our community. As I write this column, we now are approaching five months of this new normal, and quite honestly, it feels anything but normal
Sept. 10 2020
The unthinkable events that occurred in the first six months of 2020 will more than likely have an exceptionally long tail. That tail could be 12 to 24 months out or it may even be years long
Aug. 10 2020
The 2020 pandemic is not yet over, but it is time to think critically about what can be learned from it
July 15 2020
After four-plus years of being in the doldrums, milk prices finally started to pick up in the second half of 2019
June 11 2020
It’s the question hanging over the country’s collective head as businesses look toward reopening plans . . . “When will Americans feel comfortable patronizing us?”
June 8 2020
More than $545 million in producer payments through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) have already been approved by the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA)
June 4 2020
Agriculture commodity prices have been all over the board as markets adjusted to a variety of factors brought on by COVID-19
June 4 2020
In dairy show circles, World War II caused 1943, 1944, and 1945 to become known simply as “The war years.”
June 1 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is a once in a generation event that has wreaked havoc on the dairy market. Prices have collapsed, supply chains are damaged, and milk dumping has tragically become widespread
May 28 2020
It has been a tough few months as the dairy industry has dealt with COVID-19. With milk processing challenges and the food service demand for dairy products both being negatively impacted, a steep drop...
May 21 2020
Farmers and ranchers who are feeling the financial impacts of the current COVID-19 situation have been eagerly waiting for more details about the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)
May 21 2020
Making informed decisions is a key business component for any farm. This is true more than ever in the tumultuous world of the COVID-19 pandemic