USDA announces Conservation Reserve Program sign-up
Landowners and producers can now enroll in continuous CRP with general sign-up to follow. FULL STORY »
Michigan hay buyers should plan purchases early
Michigan hay producers are starting the production season with zero surplus supplies so buyers will need to purchase early rather than later. FULL STORY »
What are the drivers of profit in your dairy herd?
One of the most universal measures of business profitability is rate of return on assets (ROA). Return on assets is simply the return that a business gets on the assets invested in the business. FULL STORY »
D.C. Watch: Farm bill progressing
The Senate Agriculture Committee made quick work of the farm bill last week. Passage by the full Senate is likely by this week. The House Agriculture Committee also passed a version of the farm bill last week, and it could come to the House floor in June.
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Staying a step ahead of hot weather management: Part 1
Temperatures are shifting again and it's time for dairy herd growers to make accommodations. Early preparation to stay ahead of heat management should be on the list of things to do. FULL STORY »