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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...

Soybeans Under Pressure

Soybean prices continued to move lower last week as trade issues and a strong start to the growing season continue to pressure prices. At this time, very little positive news is entering the market to support soybean prices on either the supply or demand side. The...

A “Beefed Up” Cattle Herd

The American cattle industry is producing more cattle with record beef production expected for 2018.  David Anderson, Texas A&M ag economist says even though our current cattle on feed numbers are higher, the demand for animals by profitable meat packers is...