Wild boar and power cuts were Greek cotton farmer Mimis Tsakanikas' biggest worries until a bank shutdown last month left him stranded without cash to pay suppliers, and his customers without money to pay him.
After a big loss of acreage forced them to get creative, Dale and Larry Deetz moved all hay production to baleage. By doing so, they built a precision feeding system that keeps Dugan Valley Dairy rations consistent, despite harvesting multi-species forages from the swamps and high hills in southwest Wisconsin.
France must ensure free movement of goods in the European Union after blockades by French farmers disrupted food imports this week, German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt said on radio on Wednesday.
The event is intended to bring together dairy industry leaders to examine the Upper Midwest’s current system, and discuss potential changes to the rules under which processors purchase fresh milk from dairy farmers.