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The Ivy League Farmer

A new feature film, The Ivy League Farmer, tells the story of a father and son in conflict over the use of modern technology and the future of the family dairy farm. It’s also a love story that explores a small town’s concern about local kids not getting enough to eat.

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Farm Medicine Center: Wear sunscreen

Although most farmers understand their risk and believe sun-protective behaviors reduce skin cancer risk, most do not routinely use adequate sun protection.

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Two California ‘Class 4b’ formula alternatives offered

Two alternative proposals to California's Class 4b milk pricing formula have been received in preparation for a June public hearing. The proposals – one from a producer coalition and the other from a processor organization – adjust the “whey factor” in the formula, but in different ways and to different degrees.

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Simple solutions for the greater good

A food bank and dairy partnered to create the Milk 2 My Plate program, which ensures a fresh supply of milk is available to the families who rely on the food pantry to make ends meet.

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Helpful tips for scouting alfalfa insects

As forage producers approach first cutting in 2015, they should consider their scouting program and prepare for challenges that may occur as a result of any or all of the following: insect pressure, disease outbreaks or fertility deficiencies. This initial article will be part one of a three-part series and will address major insect pests for alfalfa and some management practices producers may choose to incorporate into their management system.

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House Ag Committee approves COOL repeal bill

The House Agriculture Committee approved H.R. 2393, a bill to repeal Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) requirements for beef, pork and chicken. The panel amended the Agriculture Marketing Act of 1946, on a 38-6 vote. While repealing the labeling requirements on beef, pork and chicken, it leaves intact the requirements for all other covered commodities.

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EC report rejects mandatory dairy COOL

While a bill to repeal U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) requirements on meat moves through Congress, a rmove to make COOL requirements on European Union (EU) dairy mandatory has been rejected.

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