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Preparing for Corn Silage Harvest

There are so many factors in executing an efficient and profitable corn silage harvest that it pays to get an early start on preparation. FULL STORY »

Monday futures flat, but spot markets busy

Monday’s Class III futures market was very flat with lower than average volume. FULL STORY »

Beef exports gain steam in May

The latest trade data from USDA and the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) show continued strength in international demand for U.S. agricultural products, with beef and pork exports particularly encouraging during May. FULL STORY »

Economic impacts on consumer food insecurity

The ability for a household to adequately put food on the table is impacted by many factors, specifically economic resources, says U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service “Prevalence of U.S. Food Insecurity Is Related to Changes in Unemployment, Inflation, and the Price of Food” study. FULL STORY »

Pinkeye reduction in your dairy/beef herd

Pinkeye, also known as infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis (IBK) is a highly contagious disease, causing inflammation of the cornea (the clear outer layer) and conjunctiva (the pink membrane lining the eyelids) of the eye. FULL STORY »

Jolley: Breakfast on the Uphaus Farm

As a rule, I hate made up words, especially if they're created for marketing purposes. I'll give 'ag-vocating' a pass, though, because it's an easy and obvious concoction that does a good job of self-describing what is means. FULL STORY »

NMPF asks EPA to withdraw Clean Water Act Guidance

The National Milk Producers Federation today asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw recent guidance concerning when farmers must seek Clean Water Act permits for a long list of normal farming activities near wetlands. FULL STORY »

NMPF “what if” analysis shows historical MPP examples

NMPF has made a series of recommendations to the Agriculture Department on how to implement the new dairy safety net included in the 2014 farm bill. FULL STORY »

Bill Gates’ new milk can helps organize Africa’s milk supply

Imagine a country with over a million small dairy farmers, but no system to properly transport 80% of the milk. You don’t need an imagination, because Kenya is just that. FULL STORY »

Lighter side: Black bear gets head stuck in milk can Play video

Remember, cut apart six-pack rings, throw away plastic bags, and definitely don’t leave old milk cans laying around. FULL STORY »

Marshik Dairy upgrades with efficiency in mind Play video

Milking twice a day in their aging 81-cow tie-stall barn, Dean Marshik and his wife, Clare Palmquist, knew it was time for an upgrade. FULL STORY »

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