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Economic benefits of the livestock industry

A recent report commissioned by the United Soybean Board highlights the economic importance of domestic animal agriculture to the nation as a whole and to the state of South Dakota. FULL STORY »

Silage shrink affects feed quality and quantity

When silage shrinks, producers end up with less available feed and, often, a lower quality feed. The initial dry matter (DM) losses are often of more valuable nutrients such as sugars, starches and soluble proteins. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Pushing a ‘Right to Farm’

Enshrining a right to farm in a state constitution might seem silly. However, given the fierce opposition from anti-industry activists, it may be a necessity. But doing so creates some real risks. FULL STORY »

Taco Bell jumps aboard the protein power wagon

The Paleo or Paleolithic diet is all-the-new craze across all ages and walks-of-life. Fast food giant, Taco Bell has finally caught on. FULL STORY »

Chinese town trades lead poison test results for milk

After a test showed farmer Zhao Heping's toddler grandson had high levels of lead in his blood two years ago, local officials in China's Hunan province offered the child medicine, he says – and milk. FULL STORY »

Dairy markets: Butter continues to shine

Competing forces pushed and pulled on both class III and cheese futures yesterday resulting in a modestly mixed trading session. FULL STORY »

Kids and pregnant moms benefit from dairy exposure

Did you grow up on a dairy farm? If yes, you have just 10% of the risk against the general rural population in developing allergies. FULL STORY »

World Dairy Expo announces 2014 research seminars

World Dairy Expo is the place to find the latest dairy technology, cutting-edge genetics and the latest research. Industry experts from coast-to-coast will be on hand to present research and management practices for this year’s Expo Seminar series. FULL STORY »

Stolen cheese vans returned to Tillamook unharmed

Saturday morning three VW cheese buses were stolen overnight from a hotel parking lot in Manteca, Calif. FULL STORY »

Ag Advocacy: Respect both sides of the discussion

As activist groups continually protest and new anti-agriculture videos are released, our industry is commonly on the defensive about our farms and management practices. While important and useful, defensive tactics should retire as our primary advocacy strategy. FULL STORY »

Impacts of Heat Stress

Heat stress is a problem throughout the country, even for us here in northern New York. Not only do we have a direct milk loss due to heat stress, but the hot temperatures and the associated behaviors have a negative effect on our cows’ health. FULL STORY »

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