Let’s solve the fluid milk crisis
The first step in solving a problem is admitting there is a problem. Indeed, after more than 40 years of declining fluid milk sales, dairy promotion officials are talking candidly about the problem and what needs to be done. FULL STORY »
Our politicians have failed us
On Sept. 12, hundreds of farmers and ag industry representatives assembled on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to encourage passage of a new Farm Bill. FULL STORY »
Stand up for Dairy Security Act
On April 19, a coalition of 29 dairy organizations sent a letter to the Senate Agriculture Committee, urging inclusion of the Dairy Security Act in the next Farm Bill. FULL STORY »
Editorial: Take the threat of agroterrorism seriously
Since 2005, I have had the opportunity to attend four conferences on agroterrorism sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
They are serious affairs, considering the subject matter. I think back to the time someone showed a simulation model of how fast a certain infectious animal disease would spread within the state of Iowa. Or the time I sat near a person who was wearing a gun holster. Or the Japanese military officer (dressed in full uniform) who came and spoke on the all-out emergency response his country waged against foot and mouth disease in 2010. FULL STORY »
Unity critical for dairy policy reform this year
I was trying to be open-minded. After all, the much-ballyhooed Congressional Super Committee had just gone down in flames and the whole Farm Bill debate was back to square one. FULL STORY »
- “Ag-gag” laws in the news
- Conventional agriculture winning some, losing some in culture war
- Can genomics, OPU and IVF take the industry to the 'next level?'
- Monsanto opens search for 2014 "Farm Mom of the Year"
- School breakfasts celebrated from coast to coast
- California February 4a/4b prices new record highs
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