Potential for biotechnology in animal health
Allison Van Eenennaam, PhD, a geneticist with the University of California – Davis, discusses potential applications of genomics, gene editing and recombinant vaccines for protecting animal health and performance. FULL STORY »
Farmland values: Boom or bubble?
Low interest rates and record income per acre have driven farmland values much higher over the last decade. The increase has led to concerns of a repeat of the farm crisis of the 1980s. FULL STORY »
Peterson brothers: Farmers don’t get snow days
The Peterson Farm Brothers shot to fame last year with their farmer-inspired parodies, “I’m Farming and I Grow it” and “Farmer Style.” Now, with the second installment of their “Life of a Farmer” series, the brothers are showing fans that farmers work hard to feed the country and world. FULL STORY »
Wisconsin dairy farmer releases "undercover" video footage
In a twist to undercover videos often released by animal activists, one Wisconsin dairy farmer and blogger has released her own “undercover” video, showing what life on a dairy farm is really like. FULL STORY »
In trying to lure dairies, only one state brought a governor
“We’ve got lower feed costs than California, higher milk prices — on average, about $3 a hundredweight, sometimes as much as $4 a hundredweight better,” that particular governor told Dairy Herd Management. FULL STORY »
World Ag Expo: Welcome to "Disneyland for farmers"
Dairy Herd Management Editor Tom Quaife looks at the 2013 World Ag Expo, which has been called by one visitor a "Disneyland for farmers." FULL STORY »
THE big Super Bowl surprise
There was an unexpected 35-minute delay in the game due to a power outage. There was a dramatic last-minute attempt by the San Francisco 49ers to win the game. Then, there was a Dodge Ram commercial that paid tribute to farmers. FULL STORY »
Dairyman uses social media to tell public about agriculture
Mississippi State graduate Will Gilmer of Sulligent, Alabama, has cultivated a following as he strives to inform the public about what it takes to run a farm. FULL STORY »