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Michigan detects 61st bovine TB case via annual testing

The first positive TB case in Michigan in 2015 was found via routine bovine tuberculosis (TB) surveillance testing, Michigan's department of agriculture announced Friday. This marks the 61st case of bovine TB found since 1998 in Michigan, which has had a string of infections in the northeastern Lower Peninsula due to high cattle and white-tailed deer populations passing the infectious bacterial disease.


Betaseed® honors DeGroot

Betaseed® Feed Beets presented its first Pioneer Award to California dairy farmer Tony DeGroot. The award recognized DeGroot for being instrumental in spreading the word about the value of Feed Beets for dairy herds.


Four common dairy business oversights using QuickBooks™

Tips to help you get the most out of your financial records. Like any record keeping system, the quality and usefulness of the information you get out depends on attention to detail as data is entered and reports are designed.


Dairy markets: Cold Storage report spurs futures buying

A bullish USDA American cheese stocks number late Wednesday helped spur another round of buying for both Class III and Cheese futures Thursday. After opening solidly higher, prices continued to trend higher all day, but our opinion is that such a rally will be short in duration, for several reasons.


Accelerated Genetics adds staff

Accelerated Genetics announced the addition of new staff based out of both the administrative headquarters in Baraboo, Wis. and the production facilities in Westby, Wis.


Secretary Vilsack: Partnerships with farmers and ranchers to address climate change

America’s farmers, ranchers and forest landowners understand the threats that a changing climate can have on their operations and on their bottom line. As the world warms, that warming triggers many other changes to the Earth’s climate, including an increase in extreme events. Over the last 50 years, much of the U.S. has seen increases in excessively high temperatures, heavy downpours, and in some regions, severe floods and droughts. These events can drastically impact the agriculture and forestry sectors.


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