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Russia bans all Ukrainian dairy imports

Russia has banned all dairy supplies from Ukraine, with Russia's Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Service (VPSS) citing a lack of quality control, in the latest sign of worsening trade relations between the two countries. FULL STORY »

U.S. farmers resort to giant storage bags to avoid cheap sales

As U.S. farmers turn in record grain crops this autumn, many will have a powerful new tool - giant sausage-shaped storage bags - to help them avoid the lowest prices in years and gain more control over trade with giants such as Cargill Inc. FULL STORY »

High ambient temperatures and humidity compromise lactation

Thermostasis is the process by which cows attempt to keep their body temperature constant in spite of changes in environmental temperatures. Heat stress occurs when the cow is incapable of dissipating enough heat to maintain its core body temperature below 101.3°F. 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 »

Dairy markets: Shrugging off bearish news

Class III and cheese posted firming futures prices on moderate volume Tuesday after having shrugged off the most recent bearish USDA milk production numbers. FULL STORY »

EPA in hot water over proposed CWA rule

Despite a recent public relations campaign through Missouri farm country to attempt to calm the waters about the proposed changes to the definition of “Waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act, the EPA continues to take heat from farmers and ranchers, and lawmakers. FULL STORY »

Carter and Stevens Farm wins Massachusetts Farm of the Year Play video

Carter and Stevens Farm wins Massachusetts Farm of the Year, about 50 years after they first won the award - but much has changed since. FULL STORY »

Jersey-Limousin cross seen as a ‘game-changer’

Breeding for beef could spawn a sea change in dairy genetic strategies. FULL STORY »

From the June/July 2014 issue: Silage 101

Properly preparing and managing silage can reduce losses and improve an operation’s bottom line. FULL STORY »

NY’s Senator Schumer proposes tax credit for digesters

Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) has proposed a 30 percent tax credit for the construction of new biodigester facilities, citing use in the yogurt, cheese, and entire dairy industry through a release on Wednesday. FULL STORY »

Pneumonia in dairy calves

Pneumonia is one of the most common diseases we see in dairy calves from birth to weaning. FULL STORY »

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