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Water Matters Tour Preview

In partnership with PDPW, UW Discovery Farms is presenting a Water Matters Tour in Verona, Wisconsin on June 26th from 9:30am-3:30 pm. Stops include SunBurst Dairy, City of Verona Public Works, and Wisconsin Brewing Company. Together, with community members, dairy...

Trumped in Turmoil?

The retaliatory tariff war with Mexico may not be as devastating for dairy as some fear, according to FC Stone dairy broker Dave Kurzawski. He talks with Lee Mielke about it and reports dairy's latest commercial disappearance data....

MPP Enrollment Extended

Dairy farmers have additional time to review their 2018 coverage options in the dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP). The deadline to enroll has been extended to June 22, 2018.  Chris Galen, Sr. Vice-President of Communications with the National Milk Producers...

Senate Farm Bill Improves Risk Management While Boosting Milk Consumption

IDFA today commended the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee for approving a farm bill, with a 20-to-1 bipartisan vote, that allows for greater access to risk management tools for dairy processors and producers to address price fluctuations. The legislation also extends...

Registration Open for 2018 Stockmanship & Stewardship Regional Tour

Stockmanship & Stewardship is a unique two-day educational experience featuring low-stress cattle handling demonstrations, Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) educational sessions, and facility design sessions to best run your operation and industry updates. The program is...

More Milk Needed To Cover Demand in 2030

Between now and 2030, the worldwide demand for milk and milk products will be three times the level of current U.S. milk production, according to findings released in the latest publication from the International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN), and discussed recently...

Agriculture Can Be a Dangerous Job

Too often we hear or read of farm incidents where a farm worker or family member was seriously injured or killed, but injuries are preventable. Melissa Ploeckelman, outreach specialist with the National Farm Medicine Center says the center is providing resources to...

Trip to Asia Reveals Opportunities For US Beef

Identifying opportunities to bring more US beef to Asia was the focus of cattle industry leaders on a recent trip with the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Joan Ruskamp, chair of the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion board and a cattle producer from Nebraska says that...

NCBA President Keeps Active Schedule

National Cattlemen's Beef Association President Kevin Kester is a fifth-generation California rancher. Kester is a past Vice President and Policy Division Chairman, after serving as the Policy Division Vice Chairman. Kevin has served as Chairman of the Joint...

Observations in Washington DC

The following opinion piece was written by Arden Tewksbury of Pro-Ag based in Pennsylvania: After spending parts of three days in Washington DC last week, I am fully convinced that there won't be anything coming out of the new Farm Bill that will have a real benefit...

August Class III: $16.57

The August Federal order Class III benchmark milk price was announced by the USDA at $16.57 per hundredweight, up $1.12 from July but is 34 cents below August 2016. It is the highest Class III price since February 2017 and equates to about $1.42 per gallon, up from...

Think Tank Looks Out For Family Farmer

“Our main concern is keeping American family farmers in business,” says Mike Weaver with Organization for Competitive Markets, a membership-based research and advocacy organization working for open and competitive markets and fair trade in America’s...

Wisconsin Dairies Host Community Meetings

In a continued effort to encourage dialogue in rural communities, several Wisconsin dairy farm families are opening their dairies to the public .  These ACE (Agricultural Community Engagement®) On-the-Farm Twilight Meetings are free and include a farm tour, ice cream...