The Dairy Margin Protection Program: Impact by farm size

USDA’s Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) presents dairy farmers with two critical decisions: whether to participate, and if so, at what level? Farm Credit East has released a report that examines key provisions in the program and reviews the impact of MPP for selected years. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Interview: Nina Teicholz

The author of bestseller The Big Fat Surprise has a message that ought to resonate with the industry: Not only is meat important in the diet, but the fat found in meat is absolutely essential. FULL STORY »

Peterson Farm Bros.: 'Will you talk farming to me?' Play video

There’s something for everyone in the Peterson Farm Bros. latest parody, which combines popular songs from 2013 and 2014. FULL STORY »

Commentary: The Big Fat Surprise: Part II

Does it make sense that the foods people have eaten for millennia — meat, milk, eggs butter — should suddenly become enemies of public health? Plenty of scientists 50 years ago thought so. FULL STORY »

Commentary: The Big Fat Surprise: Part III

With our diets, we rely on objective science to guide both official policymaking and our personal choices. Unfortunately, the ‘objective’ studies are surprisingly wrong in their conclusions. FULL STORY »

Dairy industry contributes $43.4 billion to Wisconsin’s economy

Wisconsin’s dairy industry contributes $43.4 billion to the state’s economy, an increase of 63.7% since 2007. FULL STORY »

The difference between macro and micro minerals

Macro minerals are present at larger levels in the animal body or required in larger amounts in the diet. FULL STORY »

Winter outlook: Hola El Niño, adios Polar Vortex

Winter forecasts offer a glimmer into the possibilities of a wild (or mild) season, but what does the 2014-2015 winter hold? See what forecasters are expecting from Old Man Winter. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Yogurt redux: Readers react

It’s understandable that when a columnist (me) takes a dairy food marketer to task, dairy industry supporters will take issue — and some of their criticisms are right on the money. FULL STORY »

MPP-Dairy deadline extended to avoid ‘Black Friday’

Dairy farmers now have until Dec. 5 to enroll in the voluntary income margin protection program. The original deadline was Nov. 28 – the day after Thanksgiving and generally referred to as “Black Friday” FULL STORY »

DMI announces 7 new partnerships to ignite fluid milk innovation

Partnerships represent more than half a billion dollars of industry investment in fluid milk innovation & marketing FULL STORY »

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