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Testing Is Key For An Optimal Metabolic State

Today's program focuses on the importance of urine pH testing to help minimize the management that's required for a Dietary Cation-Anion Difference (DCAD) program while still reaping the majority of the benefits. We're joined by Dr. Tim Brown, who provides technical...

USDA To Purchase $50 Million in Fluid Milk

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is buying 11 to 13 million gallons of milk from dairy farmers for $50 million and planning to send it to local food banks. It's the first time the USDA program that buys surplus products has purchased liquid milk. Read the full USDA...

Latest Dairy Exports Showing Strength

FC Stone dairy broker Dave Kurzawski talks with Lee Mielke about the strength in June U.S. dairy exports.  

Fresh Cow Strategies

Dr. Mike Hutjens, a retired dairy extension specialist from the University of Illinois, tells us the three pillars of a successful fresh cow strategy program.  

Injunction Sought of Beef Checkoff Collections in Several States

Beef Checkoff programs in Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont and Wisconsin would be barred from unconstitutionally collecting funds that subsidize corporate speech if...

Food Marketers On Notice Over Fake Milk Labels

While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has finally recognized the need to increase its scrutiny of plant-based products imitating standardized dairy foods, there's been some opposition on Capitol Hill for the FDA to move forward. Chris Galen from the National...

ICE executes federal search warrants in Nebraska, Minnesota and Nevada

During a multi-state operation led by special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), a series of criminal arrest warrants were executed Wednesday for 17 individuals connected to an alleged criminal...

Farm Employee Manual Do’s & Dont’s

It is extremely important that employees have an understanding of exactly how your farm operates, according to Attorney George Twohig, who provides agricultural estate planning, corporate and real estate legal services in Wisconsin. He joined us on today's Dairy Radio...

U.S. Dairy Export Sales Might Offset

FC Stone dairy broker Dave Kurzawski gives some perspective on the lost U.S. dairy export sales to Mexico and China and how they might offset during his talk with Lee Mielke:    

Aggressive Forage Testing

Today we look at an aggressive forage testing program with Dr. Mike Hutjens, a retired dairy extension specialist from the University of Illinois.    
Testing Is Key For An Optimal Metabolic State

Testing Is Key For An Optimal Metabolic State

Today's program focuses on the importance of urine pH testing to help minimize the management that's required for a Dietary Cation-Anion Difference (DCAD) program while still reaping the majority of the benefits. We're joined by Dr. Tim Brown, who provides technical...

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USDA To Purchase $50 Million in Fluid Milk

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is buying 11 to 13 million gallons of milk from dairy farmers for $50 million and planning to send it to local food banks. It's the first time the USDA program that buys surplus products has purchased liquid milk. Read the full USDA...

Fresh Cow Strategies

Dr. Mike Hutjens, a retired dairy extension specialist from the University of Illinois, tells us the three pillars of a successful fresh cow strategy program.  

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Farm Bureau Response to Navarro’s ‘Rounding Error’ Statement

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall says making farmers and ranchers "pawns in this chess game is extremely risky for our nation's agriculture economy and food security." "White House trade advisor Peter Navarro’s recent comments that the damage...

Latest Cattle on Feed Numbers Highest Ever

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.3 million head on July 1, 2018. The inventory was 4 percent above July 1, 2017. This is the highest July 1 inventory since the series...

Trump Pardons Oregon Ranchers

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned Oregon cattle ranchers Dwight Hammond and his son after both were convicted on arson charges, sparking the 2016 occupation of a wildlife refuge, according to a White House statement. Read...

Farm Bill Ready For Conference

With Senate passage last week of its farm bill, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (S. 3042), congressional lawmakers are expected to soon head to conference to iron out the differences between the House and Senate legislation. The House passed its version of the...

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USDA To Purchase $50 Million in Fluid Milk

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is buying 11 to 13 million gallons of milk from dairy farmers for $50 million and planning to send it to local food banks. It's the first time the USDA program that buys surplus products has purchased liquid milk. Read the full USDA...

Testing Is Key For An Optimal Metabolic State

Testing Is Key For An Optimal Metabolic State

Today's program focuses on the importance of urine pH testing to help minimize the management that's required for a Dietary Cation-Anion Difference (DCAD) program while still reaping the majority of the benefits. We're joined by Dr. Tim Brown, who provides technical...

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Fresh Cow Strategies

Dr. Mike Hutjens, a retired dairy extension specialist from the University of Illinois, tells us the three pillars of a successful fresh cow strategy program.  

Food Marketers On Notice Over Fake Milk Labels

While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has finally recognized the need to increase its scrutiny of plant-based products imitating standardized dairy foods, there's been some opposition on Capitol Hill for the FDA to move forward. Chris Galen from the National...

Farm Employee Manual Do’s & Dont’s

It is extremely important that employees have an understanding of exactly how your farm operates, according to Attorney George Twohig, who provides agricultural estate planning, corporate and real estate legal services in Wisconsin. He joined us on today's Dairy Radio...

U.S. Dairy Export Sales Might Offset

FC Stone dairy broker Dave Kurzawski gives some perspective on the lost U.S. dairy export sales to Mexico and China and how they might offset during his talk with Lee Mielke:    

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Testing Is Key For An Optimal Metabolic State

Today’s program focuses on the importance of urine pH testing to help minimize the management that’s required for a Dietary Cation-Anion Difference (DCAD) program while still reaping the majority of the benefits. We’re joined by Dr. Tim Brown, who provides technical support and educational assistance to the SoyPlus® and SoyChlor® sales team and customers. Tim also manages the division’s academic relationships, working with research universities to continually develop product information, explore new ways to use these products, and find additional industries that can benefit from the products.

 

USDA To Purchase $50 Million in Fluid Milk

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is buying 11 to 13 million gallons of milk from dairy farmers for $50 million and planning to send it to local food banks. It’s the first time the USDA program that buys surplus products has purchased liquid milk. Read the full USDA announcement here.

According to ABC News, the acquisition is not related to the emergency assistance for farmers linked to President Donald Trump’s tariff proposals, although dairy farmers have been hurt by trade issues related to NAFTA and declining demand for milk from cows. The USDA is buying the milk under a program that allows the government to buy surplus food or agricultural products and redirect them to food banks or school-nutrition programs.

Hundreds of dairy farms have closed, citing economic pressure and government regulations, over the last 15 to 20 years. The Los Angeles Times reported that Califonia Republican Congressman David Valado lost his family farm this year and that 36 percent of dairy farms in the state closed between 2001 and 2017.

The National Milk Producers Federation welcomed the announcement, saying it will help spur better market prices for the industry. – Read More

Injunction Sought of Beef Checkoff Collections in Several States

Beef Checkoff programs in Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont and Wisconsin would be barred from unconstitutionally collecting funds that subsidize corporate speech if independent ranchers get their way.

National independent rancher group Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF USA) today moved to expand their legal campaign to end the unconstitutional administration of the Beef Checkoff program by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The current injunction against collection of checkoff funds, upheld by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in April, only applies to collection of checkoff funds in Montana. R-CALF USA is now asking for a halt to checkoff funds in Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, and Wisconsin as well.

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