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Breakfast on the Farm participants shared learning

Exit surveys indicate over 90 percent of participants leave BOTF events held on dairy farms with positive impressions about modern dairy farming. FULL STORY »

Miner Institute: Pen moves complicated by stocking density

Switching pens and regrouping is a fact of life for dairy cows on most farms these days. Depending on size and management strategy, during her lactation cycle a typical cow might be housed in a fresh pen, high production pen, low production pen, far-off dry pen, and close-up pen. FULL STORY »

Spotlight on Economics: Examining the source of farm equity

During the most recent time period (2007 through 2012), farmers are relying more on retained earnings to build net worth than asset revaluation. In other words, most farmers have been using their earnings wisely. FULL STORY »

Cattle handling techniques important to both farmers and cows

On any given dairy farm, cattle are handled on a daily basis, whether it is for bringing the cows to the milking parlor or other management related reasons such as breeding. FULL STORY »

Majority of U.S. House tells EPA to back off Clean Water Act rule

Led by U.S. Representatives Chris Collins (R-NY) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), 231 lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to the EPA and U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to back off its proposed rule to expand federal control under the Clean Water Act. FULL STORY »

Kansas Dept. of Agriculture kicks off photo contest

The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) has announced its third annual statewide photo contest. FULL STORY »

Agvocating: Stepping out and speaking up

At every cattle producer meeting, pork conference, dairy expo and crop seminar there seems to be a common theme – telling your agriculture story. Agvocating. Yet, there still seems to be a confusion of sorts on what is the best way to agvocate. FULL STORY »

Fan selection and maintenance

Do you know how much airflow your hot weather fans move? FULL STORY »

Shamrock Farms uses Facebook to support milk drive

Shamrock Farms is encouraging the public to get involved with the Great American Milk Drive and help those in need obtain up to 10,000 servings of nutrient-rich milk with a "Like Drive" on the Shamrock Farms Facebook page now through June 30. FULL STORY »

Farm bill: The Margin Protection Program dashboard

The 2014 Farm Bill provides the most comprehensive reform to the U.S. federal dairy farm safety net seen in decades. In place of milk price and revenue support programs the new farm bill creates a Margin Protection Program for Dairy Producers (MPP-Dairy). FULL STORY »

A modern dairy cow’s guide to balancing pH

For today’s dairy herds, sub-acute ruminal acidosis (SARA) is an occupational hazard. FULL STORY »

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