60 percent of country locked in drought

Three-fifths of the nation remains locked in intense drought, and though wetter weather systems are providing relief for some in the south, the vast majority of the country isn’t as lucky. FULL STORY »

Study: Omega-3 fortified yogurt keeps hearts healthy

A new study a shown the heart-healthy benefits of yogurt enriched with a traditionally fishy nutrient, omega-3. FULL STORY »

Fire sweeps through Wisconsin dairy barn

An early-morning fire destroyed a 106-year-old barn at a dairy farm near Shawano, Wis., on Wednesday. FULL STORY »

NMPF reorganizes to address 2013 industry priorities

With a new farm bill delayed at least until spring 2013 and other legislative priorities such as immigration reform coming soon to the attention of the new Congress, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) announced that it has reorganized its staff to better meet the challenges that are sure to come in the year ahead and promoted several staff members who will facilitate these efforts. FULL STORY »

When do farmers need energy audits on their farms?

In general, it's a good idea for farmers to look at energy use on their farm every five years and consider opportunities to reduce energy consumption. FULL STORY »

Immigration may take backseat to gun control laws, spending

Political gridlock and focus on new gun control laws, taxes and budget may force Congressional leaders to delay immigration reform once more. FULL STORY »

NMPF pushes Congress to pass farm bill in 2013

Now that the House of Representatives has passed the Senate’s fiscal cliff package extending existing farm programs into 2013, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) said today it will continue its push in the 113th Congress for a five-year farm bill that includes the Dairy Security Act. FULL STORY »

IDFA urges Vilsack to avoid raising milk prices

The International Dairy Foods Association sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on Thursday urging him to avoid or delay the impact of a 1949 law that could drastically raise milk prices. The letter outlined legal options available to the government to avoid this “dairy cliff,” which could impact the pocketbooks of millions of consumers and taxpayers. FULL STORY »

DC Watch: Farm bill unlikely to be part of fiscal cliff efforts

With the clock ticking down to the end of the year, there is still no agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and President Obama have made progress on taxes and spending, but significant differences remain. FULL STORY »

Maryland farmers vindicated in Waterkeeper lawsuit

After years of costly legal battles, the verdict is in: Waterkeeper Alliance failed to prove that Alan and Kristin Hudson’s chicken houses polluted a nearby tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. FULL STORY »

Washington dairies fight back against EPA nitrate report

Washington dairies are refuting a report from the Environment Protection Agency released earlier this year blaming them for nitrate contamination of private drinking water wells across the Lower Valley near Yakima, Wash. FULL STORY »

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