Groups make case for dairy in 2015 Dietary Guidelines
U.S. dairy producer and processor groups this week urged a scientific advisory panel working on the next round of federal dietary guidelines to keep the recommendation of three daily servings of dairy products for most Americans, since dairy products are the No. 1 source of nine key nutrients. FULL STORY »
Dairy policy impasse broken?
Signs are there may be a compromise on dairy policy included in the federal Farm Bill, although specific details remain sketchy as talks continued into Wednesday evening. FULL STORY »
What is behind local differences in farm-level milk price?
For the second straight year, farmers head into a new year without a farm bill. As the previous farm bill expired on Dec. 31, only time will tell what policy reforms Congress has in store for dairy producers. FULL STORY »
DCRC announces 2014 dairy reproduction webinar series
The Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) will kick off a webinar series highlighting top presentations from the DCRC 2013 Annual Meeting, held last November in Indianapolis. FULL STORY »
Dairy groups welcome TPA introduction
The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) welcomed the introduction of the Trade Priorities Act (TPA) of 2014. FULL STORY »
Storms reduced ethanol output, too
Last week’s widespread winter storm may not only have impacted your milk pickups, but it was likely a major factor in the notable drop in ethanol production, according to Geoff Cooper, with the Renewable Fuels Association. FULL STORY »
Ag leaders ask for public support to meet imminent challenges
Public investment in agricultural research has declined in the past three years, leading current and former USDA officials to question the role of the U.S. in meeting growing world food demands. FULL STORY »
Rethinking dairy genetics: Eight breeders to share needs in cows
The future of dairy cattle breeding will be among the key topics as eight breeders from coast to coast voice their perspectives at the workshop Advancing Dairy Cattle Genetics: Genomics and Beyond in Tempe, Ariz., from February 17 to 19. FULL STORY »
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- School breakfasts celebrated from coast to coast
- California February 4a/4b prices new record highs
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