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Health & Wellness Watch: Fuel Up to Play 60 helps maintain dairy’s place in schools PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 21 August 2014 16:00

A nutritious diet including dairy is just one part of the equation to assure healthy schoolchildren across the country.

Students also need 60 minutes of physical activity each day to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This nutrition-exercise combination is the cornerstone of the Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP 60) program founded by America’s dairy farmers in partnership with the NFL and supported by the USDA.

Organic promotion program: What’s really at stake for dairies? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ryan Miltner   
Thursday, 21 August 2014 15:17

A proposed organic agriculture promotion program has rankled some organic dairy producers. But what is really at stake for organic dairies in the possible creation of an organic promotion program?

When Congress passed the recent farm bill, one of the new provisions authorized the USDA to create a promotion, or checkoff, program applicable specifically to organic agriculture.

The relationship between milk price, several other ag factors PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Katie Krupa   
Thursday, 21 August 2014 15:03

Several months ago, I wrote an article discussing the relationship between milk price and several economic factors to determine if there was a correlation between these economic indicators and the Class III milk price.

This article is a follow-up to my last piece as I drill down further into some agricultural factors and prices to see if there are any better correlations and indicators of the upcoming milk price.

Mr. Chairman, Society can benefit from biotechnology in agriculture. PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 21 August 2014 14:37

The following statements are from the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture public hearing on July 9, which discussed the benefits of biotechnology. Witnesses included professors and a dairy farmer, who is also a mother, who emphasized how society can benefit from modern applications of biotechnology in agriculture.

Bovine colostrum: Not just for calves any more PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Wilkins   
Thursday, 21 August 2014 14:22

calf drinkingBovine colostrum has come a long way in the past few decades.

It’s no longer just the “first milk” fed to calves to boost their immune systems. Now it’s used in a growing list of products for humans.

Dairy producer input needed for herd health survey PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ashleigh McNeil   
Thursday, 14 August 2014 09:41

Dairy producers know that animal health is a critical component of their herd’s productivity and profitability. At the herd level, disease problems must be assessed not only for their severity in affected animals, but also for frequency of occurrence, costs of treatment, influence on production, relationship to culling and influence on death losses.

Finalist selected for USJersey marketing contest PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 05 August 2014 14:50

A marketing campaign introducing retail-based “Seriously Sustainable Stations” for consumer education, interwoven with social media, contests and merchandise, received the finalist award in the USJersey Sustainability Marketing Contest.

Export Assistance Watch: New markets, more products PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 05 August 2014 12:40

2014 export-assisted salesIn the second quarter of 2014, the number of export markets reached and the volume of product Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) assisted its member cooperatives to sell expanded dramatically.

Checkoff Watch: Farmers open doors to public during June Dairy Month activities PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 05 August 2014 11:05

farm tourThere’s always some anxiety when helping a cow deliver twin calves, especially when the first one is breached. Try doing it on a day when there are nearly 3,000 visitors at your dairy farm for an open-house event.

Cover both ends: A simple strategy for milk price protection PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Bob Devenport   
Monday, 04 August 2014 15:23

You’re headed out to the state fair on a beautiful day, weather-wise. What do you carry with you? Your wallet? Keys? Those fit easily into your pocket. A water bottle in case it gets really hot? Maybe. A sweatshirt in case it gets cool in the evening? Probably a good idea.



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