Thank you for 21 great years
I have actually thought what it would be like to work on a fishing ship, since I love the ocean. But then I discovered that commercial fishermen have one of the highest fatality rates of any occupation. FULL STORY »
A breath of fresh air for calves
As dairies increasingly turn to housing young calves indoors, ventilation, as it relates to animal health, becomes a key consideration. Outdoor calf hutches, of course, have served well and provide ample ventilation. Their exposure to weather, however, can result in stress on calves and extra labor for dairy workers. Also, calf hutches do not facilitate use of automated feeders. FULL STORY »
This young dairyman looks for opportunities
I love this time of year. Reflecting back on 2013 and setting new goals for 2014, I see that some of my resolutions may be repeat attempts. Nevertheless, I am able to anticipate what a new year of change and opportunity can bring. FULL STORY »
Tough food issues: Are we overreacting?
I had the privilege last summer to speak to a group from Georgia comprised of leaders in agriculture. After I was done with my little spiel, a very astute gentleman asked me pointedly, “Emily, don’t you just think we’re overreacting?” FULL STORY »
2013: A mixed bag
it was a good year for some dairy farmers, a not-so-good year for others -- a lot of it had to do with the weather. Overall, the year might be described as a "mixed bag.". FULL STORY »
- Beans and hogs reversed recent gains Tuesday night
- Green milk returns in time for St. Patrick’s Day
- Ag markets ended Tuesday in mixed fashion once again.
- Bill would keep farmer’s private information private
- Land availability top young farmer concern
- USDA expands support for small, mid-sized farmers and ranchers