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 »
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 »
Farmers’ deaths provide impetus for manure pit safety study
A Pennsylvania dairyman died last month while trying to unclog a pump in his dairy’s manure pit, and now researchers hope to find solutions to prevent such tragedies from happening. FULL STORY »
The cow of the future
At the World Dairy Expo, Juan Tricarico, PhD, with the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, discusses the “Cow of the Future” project, and the veterinarian’s role in the program, which focuses on measuring, maintaining and promoting long-term sustainability in dairy production. FULL STORY »
Utah stray voltage trial begins
Opening testimony opened this week as lawyers for six Millard County dairy farms try to convince a jury that stray voltage from a local power plant is harming their herds. FULL STORY »
Tale of 2 farmers: Harvest, the farm bill and political paralysis
Autumn in farm country brings with it the roar of combines lumbering across America’s farm fields. It’s harvest season and across the land, farmers are hard at work bringing in the bounty of what, in many areas, amounts to a “pretty good year.” FULL STORY »
Environmentalists file suit over easing of CAFO regs in New York
A coalition of environmental organizations is suing the New York Department of Environmental Conservation over dairy farm regulations intended to bolster to the state’s yogurt industry. FULL STORY »
Did Carrie Underwood sway Tenn. ‘ag gag’ veto?
Country music star Carrie Underwood made news when she tweeted against a so-called ‘ag gag’ bill in Tennessee, but did her influence go beyond Twitter? FULL STORY »
Chobani entangled in anti-GMO circus
One anti-GMO group sent a strong message to Chobani last week – start using milk from cows fed non-genetically modified feed or stop marketing its products as “real” and “natural.” FULL STORY »
Incorporate rising milk prices in your risk-management strategy
How quickly things change! Last year, the dairy industry experienced severe heat and drought conditions in many areas of the country. This year, with increased moisture throughout the Corn Belt, analysts are forecasting nearly tripling corn stocks from one year to the next. FULL STORY »
- “Ag-gag” laws in the news
- Conventional agriculture winning some, losing some in culture war
- Can genomics, OPU and IVF take the industry to the 'next level?'
- Monsanto opens search for 2014 "Farm Mom of the Year"
- School breakfasts celebrated from coast to coast
- California February 4a/4b prices new record highs
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