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What is Johne's disease costing you?

Johne’s disease, also called paratuberculosis, is caused by Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis (MAP) and results in inflammation and damage to the intestinal wall that negatively affects absorption of nutrients and overall performance of cattle worldwide.


Store harvested forages by cutting date or hybrid type for most efficent use

Much of the country has finished up first cut alfalfa and grass hay or silage. At Miner Institute we have received almost daily rainfall, resulting in challenging conditions for our farm crew to finish up the first cut on our hay crop forage for silage. Soon enough though, the farm crew will begin harvesting second cut.


Dairy markets: Eyes turn toward export numbers

Traders will keep an eye on USDA Foreign Ag Service (FAS) export numbers coming out today. Cheese exports are down 10.5% year to date, which is respectable given 2014’s strong pace.


New Mexico: Ag exclusion to Workers’ Compensation Act unconstitutional

A recent decision by the New Mexico Court of Appeals is receiving much attention from the agricultural industry. In Rodriguez v. Brand West Dairy, the New Mexico Court of Appeals held that a provision excluding farm and ranch laborers from coverage is unconstitutional as it violates the Equal Protection Clause of the New Mexico Constitution.


Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc. awards $30,000 in scholarships

Thirty-four students demonstrating community involvement, academic performance and financial need each received a scholarship toward their higher education through Hilmar Cheese Company’s annual scholarship program in April.


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