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The Great American Milk Drive marks one-year anniversary

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Monday, 27 April 2015 12:39

As efforts to boost regional food banks’ milk supplies enter a second year, several New England food banks will be sharing a gift of 1,000 gallons of milk from the New England Dairy Promotion Board (NEDPB).

 

New feature film focuses on modern agriculture

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Monday, 27 April 2015 11:38

A new feature film, The Ivy League Farmer, tells the story of a father and son in conflict over the use of modern technologies on the family dairy farm.

 

Nominate your veterinarian as America’s favorite

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Thursday, 16 April 2015 13:51

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) is currently seeking nominations for America’s Favorite Veterinarian, a nationwide contest to honor and recognize outstanding veterinarians for their essential role in preserving and protecting the health and well-being of our animals.

 

Grant funds available from Professional Dairy Producers Foundation

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Thursday, 16 April 2015 09:38

Professional Dairy Producers Foundation (PDPF) is seeking applications for educational grant dollars. PDPF is looking to support unique programs that help build dairy producer professionalism and public trust in how dairy products are produced.

 

Mitch Breunig elected president of PDPW

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Monday, 13 April 2015 15:14

PDPW board of directors and advisers

The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin’s (PDPW) nine-member board of directors elected Mitch Bruenig of Mystic Valley Dairy in Sauk City, Wisconsin, president for 2015-16.

 

Checkoff Watch: The checkoff partners up to move more dairy

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Monday, 13 April 2015 13:53

Have you been to a McDonald’s lately? They are creatively marketing your milk to their loyal consumers through Milk Chugs and McCafe drinks, and new cheeseburgers and frappés, other menu items.

 

14 years of multiple component pricing: What has changed?

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Written by Calvin Covington   
Monday, 13 April 2015 12:48

Since Jan. 1, 2000, about 85 percent of the milk regulated by Federal Milk Marketing Orders has used multiple component pricing (MCP) to pay dairy farmers. Under federal order MCP, dairy farmers are paid for their milk production based on pounds of butterfat, protein and other solids. Combining the values of these components equals the federal order Class III price.

 

Industry Honor Roll: The National Dairy Herd Information Association Scholarship Committee awarded $750 scholarships

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Thursday, 09 April 2015 09:51

The National Dairy Herd Information Association Scholarship Committee awarded $750 scholarships to 21 high-school seniors and college students. The students were evaluated based on their scholastic achievements, leadership in school and community activities, and responses to DHI and career-related questions.

 

Holstein Association board approves committee recommendations

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Monday, 06 April 2015 11:37

President Glen E. Brown presided at the spring Holstein Association USA Inc. board of directors meeting on March 26-27 at the association’s headquarters in Brattleboro, Vermont.

 

Industry Watch List: ‘Get Real’ effort prevails over activist-driven response

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Friday, 27 March 2015 08:02

The “Get Real” social media initiative rallied and unified the entire industry – and especially dairy farmers – to help raise awareness and interest in the story of “real” milk.

The effort, launched by the Milk Processor Education Program with support from national and local dairy checkoff organizations, used Jan. 27 to play some offense, break through the clutter and capture consumer attention through social media channels using the #milktruth hashtag.

 


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