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 »

Got aspartame? Bus ads urge FDA to reject proposal

A consumer watchdog organization promises to renew public outrage on a petition to approve artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame, in flavored milk. FULL STORY »

Mend fences or else: Wandering cows’ owners can be sued

A ruling in a New York’s highest court could affect livestock owners across the state. FULL STORY »

Al Roker broadcasting live from Tennessee dairy

Celebrity meteorologist Al Roker will soon be coming to the rolling hills of College Grove, Tenn., for a live weather broadcast straight from the Hatcher Family Dairy. FULL STORY »

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