Bad publicity for the dairy industry

Thursday evening, one of the featured stories on the Yahoo! home page showed a picture of milk jugs with the headline, “Controversial ingredient may be added to milk.” FULL STORY »

Can herd somatic cell count be too low?

As herds continue to reduce somatic cell counts and improve milk quality, is there a danger in SCC getting too low? FULL STORY »

E. coli prompts Washington raw milk warning

Officials in Washington state are warning consumers to stop drinking raw milk from a local dairy after tests found E. coli in one of the dairy’s raw dairy products. FULL STORY »

18 sickened in Alaska raw milk outbreak

Alaska health officials have updated their health advisory as more cases of Campylobacter infections linked to raw milk are confirmed. FULL STORY »

Environmental groups sue 5 Washington dairies

Two environmental groups have set their sights on Washington dairies, suing five Yakima Valley dairies for alleged groundwater pollution. FULL STORY »

Alaska raw milk outbreak prompts advisory

Raw milk is at the center of a Campylobacter outbreak that has sickened at least four people on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. Two more people, among them an infant, are suspected of having contracted Campylobacter infections. FULL STORY »

How to help barn fire survivors

Across the country, dairy fires have been responsible for killing hundreds of cattle and calves. Nearly 300 animals have been killed by fire since Jan. 1. Here are some tips for treating survivors. FULL STORY »

Milk production continues to advance based on yields

According to the latest Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook by the USDA, the most recent USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand estimates lowered the 2012/13 season-average price of corn to $6.75-$7.65 per bushel. FULL STORY »

Advance promises to expand biological control of crop pests

A new discovery promises to allow expanded use of a mainstay biological pest control method, which avoids the health, environmental and pest-resistance concerns of traditional insecticides, scientists are reporting. FULL STORY »

St. Louis Fed: Higher than expected 2012 farm income

Abundant crop insurance shielded farmers’ income from much of the impact of this summer’s record drought across the Midwest and Mid-South, according to the latest Agricultural Finance Monitor released this week by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. FULL STORY »

World Ag Expo: Welcome to "Disneyland for farmers" Play video

Dairy Herd Management Editor Tom Quaife looks at the 2013 World Ag Expo, which has been called by one visitor a "Disneyland for farmers." FULL STORY »

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