FDA issues statement on industry response to Guidance 213
Industry acceptance of the FDA’s Guidance 213, which calls on companies to phase out performance or production label claims for medically important antimicrobials has been positive. FULL STORY »
New dairy margin protection programs
Among changes found within the new farm bill, the Agricultural Act of 2014 includes Margin Protection Program for Dairy Producers (MPP), an important new safety net program for dairy producers. FULL STORY »
Farm banks well positioned for 2014
Farm banks significantly increased agricultural lending by 9 percent in 2013 and held $87.8 billion in farm loans at the end of the year, according to the American Bankers Association’s annual Farm Bank Performance Report. FULL STORY »
FFA partners with MLB teams to raise funds, awarness
This summer, FFA members, family and friends will be headed to the ballpark in eight major cities to cheer on their favorite baseball teams while raising funds and awareness for the National FFA Organization. FULL STORY »
Wouldn’t you rather dairy in the second happiest state?
Between 2012 and 2013, dairy cow numbers in South Dakota increased from 92 to 94 thousand. Total milk produced in the state also grew by 2.8% from 1.97 to 2.02 billion pounds, the seventh largest growth in the country. FULL STORY »
Warm-up makes manure runoff a risk
With temperatures over 40 degrees and rain forecast in coming days, Wisconsin agriculture and water quality officials are asking farmers to check the Runoff Risk Advisory Forecast online before spreading manure. FULL STORY »
Bill would keep farmers' private information private
A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives is determined to make sure the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not disclose private information of U.S. farmers and ranchers as it did in early 2013. FULL STORY »
Chobani seeks to sell stake at $2.5 billion valuation
Chobani, the Greek yogurt maker that has grown into a U.S. sensation, is looking to sell a minority stake in a deal that could value the company at around $2.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said. FULL STORY »
Can genomics, OPU and IVF take the industry to the 'next level?'
Artificial insemination has been around for more than 75 years. Gary Hennip with Penn State Dairy Extension suggests that new technologies may soon be replacing A.I. as the primary means of dairy genetic advancement. FULL STORY »
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