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Heart of America Dairy Expo is Jan. 22-24, 2015

The third annual Heart of America Dairy Expo will be Jan. 22-24, 2015 at the Ramada Oasis Hotel and Convention Center, Springfield, Mo. Registration is free for dairy farmers and their families, with a nominal registration fee for allied industry representatives. This year’s sponsors include Hiland Dairy Foods, Alltech, Boehringer-ingelheim, Brownfield, Central Life Sciences, Dairy Herd Management, MFA, Inc., Missouri Pork Association, Multimin USA and Progressive Dairyman.


Latest corn hybrid trials available from Upper Midwest universities

When selecting hybrids, it is best to choose hybrids that perform well over multiple locations in a region. Consistent performance over multiple locations with different soil and weather conditions is critical because we cannot predict next year's growing conditions. A hybrid that performs well over multiple growing conditions in one year has a high potential for performing well in the same region next year.


Swiss Valley plans Iowa cheese plant expansion

Swiss Valley Farms announced a $20.6 million expansion of its cheese manufacturing facility based in Luana, Iowa. The expansion centers around the improvement of the cheese manufacturing operating equipment, including a replacement of current press vats with a molding system solution, installation of additional system automation, updated press tunnels and new buffer tanks.


Call for standardization in diagnostic testing

In conjunction with the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) and U.S. Animal Health Association (USAHA) meetings held recently in Kansas City, Missouri, experts talked about the need to implement consistent standards for all types of food animal-disease diagnostic testing.


NMPF asks EPA to clarify proposed WOTUS regulation

The National Milk Producers Federation has recommended a series of changes to the Environmental Protection Agency’s controversial Waters of the U.S. regulation, a proposal that could greatly expand the waterways subject to regulation under the federal Clean Water Act (CWA).


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