From the Editor

Read comments from Progressive Dairyman editors related to each print issue of the print magazine, ranging from the origin of specific magazine articles to thoughts about industry trends.


top 25 Progressive Dairyman articles of 2014

Each December, Progressive Dairyman pulls a list of our most popular online content, based on Google Analytics. This list reflects content published at during the timeframe of Nov. 1, 2013 through Nov. 1, 2014.

Be sure to visit the links below to read each article in its entirety and see follow-up questions and responses.

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I recently attended Pennsylvania’s Women in Dairy Conference in Harrisburg.

I look forward to this conference each time it’s held, and this year was no disappointment. See more coverage from the event here.

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The time to sign up for new, government-sponsored margin insurance is drawing to an end.I throw in the “government-sponsored” just because “too much government involvement” in the program is the biggest concern producers have about it.

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As the trees lose their leaves here in northeast Wisconsin, it is clear that the fall season is here to stay. Looking back over the past few months, you may be asking yourself the same question as I am: Where did the summer go?

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To the Progressive Publishing team, it feels like the beginning of a new year. Our staff was hard at work over the summer, finalizing issue dates, establishing deadlines and discussing plans for 2015. We held our annual company meeting at the end of August to analyze the past year and take note of improvement areas.

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I have to admit that I wanted to write this editorial just because the headline is so intriguing. When I teased the idea of it to my fellow editors Emily Caldwell, Peggy Coffeen and Karen Lee, they said they wanted to read a draft when it was ready.

What follows is mostly a travelog, but it does have a happy ending.

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