Analysis: Dairy Security Act better for farmers, taxpayers

A new analysis of the key Farm Bill dairy proposals under consideration in the House Agriculture Committee finds that the Dairy Security Act (DSA) is better for farmers – as well as taxpayers – compared to the Goodlatte-Scott alternative proposal that will be offered in the committee deliberations tomorrow. FULL STORY »

Group praises efforts to oppose supply market provisions

The Dairy Business Association (DBA) continues their work to oppose the supply management provision called the Dairy Market Stabilization Program (DMSP) outlined in the Dairy Security Act which may be part of the farm bill scheduled to be taken up by the House Committee on Agriculture this month. FULL STORY »

Prices for corn and soybeans, five years from now

Although challenges to planting the 2013 crop may provide some degree of support to corn and soybean prices, they have quickly faded from the 2012 highs and are threatening to diminish further from the highs that began in 2007. FULL STORY »

Dean Foods first-quarter profit jumps on Morningstar sale

Top U.S. dairy company Dean Foods Co , the maker of Meadow Gold milk and Silk soymilk, reported a better-than-expected first quarter, sending its shares up 2 percent, while asset sales sent its net profit soaring. FULL STORY »

NMPF welcomes Senate Agriculture Committee farm bill draft

Jerry Kozak, President and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), released a statement in response a draft of the farm bill released on Thursday by the Senate Agriculture Committee. FULL STORY »

Purina Animal Nutrition launches Cool Cow app

Purina Animal Nutrition LLC has introduced the Cool Cow app for smart phones. FULL STORY »

Take that ‘carbon footprint’ down another shoe size

Thanks to funding from the USDA, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will study ways to reduce the dairy industry’s carbon footprint even further. FULL STORY »

17-year cicadas will drive people wild

When the soil temperature in regions of the eastern part of the U.S. reaches 64 degrees F., the 17-year cicadas will emerge by the billions from the earth. This year’s brood of the 17-year magicicadas, and different broods emerge on different years, is one of the biggest. FULL STORY »

Lessons from the Family Cow: Raw milk always a risk

In January 2012, raw milk from a Pennsylvania dairy sickened 148 people across four states. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Trust is valuable and fragile

What happens to the trust that U.S. farmers have built up with consumers when state legislators around the country introduce bills that make it illegal for whistleblowers to make videos that document animal abuse or force the whistleblowers to turn such videos over to law enforcement before they can establish a pattern of abuse? FULL STORY »

Worker education offered in wake of dairy abuse video

Idaho dairy workers are headed back to school in an effort to better understand animal welfare in the wake of an undercover video at an Idaho dairy showing employees mistreating animals. FULL STORY »

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