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Darigold president, CEO announces retirement

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Wednesday, 26 November 2014 14:47

The farmer-owned cooperative, Northwest Dairy Association (NDA) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Darigold Inc., has announced the retirement of its president and CEO, Jim Wegner. Wegner plans on retiring on Jan. 1, 2016. Until that date, Wegner will act as executive vice president of special projects, assisting the interim president and CEO, William Krippaehne.

 

Farmland film now available via On Demand digital platforms

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Wednesday, 26 November 2014 12:43

Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Moll’s feature length documentary, Farmland, is now available for rent and purchase via On Demand platforms. The film’s move to digital platforms takes place this month.

 

Industry Watch List: Checkoff’s newsroom plays key role in responding to industry issues

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Friday, 21 November 2014 09:00

jersey cows feedingWith a focus on analyzing conversations through social media and other online channels, the dairy checkoff’s newsroom helps determine what sort of response – if any – to consider when the industry faces an issue that could impact consumer confidence in dairy.

 

What the numbers say about per-capita consumption of dairy

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Written by Calvin Covington   
Thursday, 20 November 2014 14:44

It is important for dairy farmers to know what is taking place in consumption of dairy products. The consumers of dairy products keep the dairy industry in business. No consumers, no dairy industry.

The amount and type of dairy products consumers purchase changes over time. Consumers today are not eating the same dairy products, in the same amount, as they did 20 or 25 years ago.

 

Plans halted for North American automatic rotary parlor installation

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Written by Progressive Dairyman Editor Karen Lee   
Thursday, 20 November 2014 09:36

Earlier this year, Progressive Dairyman announced GEA Farm Technologies planned to install the first-ever automatic rotary parlor in North America. The 72-stall rotary parlor was to be built at Mlsna East Town Dairy in Cashton, Wisconsin, and would have been the largest robotic milking system in place worldwide.

 

Nestlé’s animal welfare commitment: For better or for worse?

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Written by Jenna Hurty   
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 15:11

Past experience has taught the men and women of the agriculture industry to eye animal welfare commitments from major corporations with an apprehensive eye. Nestlé’s latest commitment appears to be no exception to this rule.

In an Aug. 21, 2014, press release, Nestlé announced its partnership with NGO World Animal Protection and renewed its commitment to farm animal welfare. Nestlé has 7,300 suppliers who act as middlemen between Nestlé and producers. Consequently, this initiative affects tens of thousands of dairymen around the world.

 

Dairy farming in New Zealand is the same and very different

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Written by Laura Ginsburg   
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 14:43

Since I have been home from New Zealand and back in the rhythm of farming, work and engaging in the ag community in Montana, there has been a lot of time to think about how New Zealand is different than here. The first question other dairy farmers ask when we talk about New Zealand is: “How was it?” or “What did you think?”

 

It’s Movember again

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Tuesday, 18 November 2014 14:06

1914pd movember 1It may sound crazy, but the mustache may be the most powerful weapon you have in the fight against prostate cancer.

Maybe you don’t want to talk about prostate cancer, but one in six men – or 8,000 U.S. dairy producers, not counting the tens of thousands of others who work in our industry – will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime.

 

Nina Teicholz rewrites the history of dietary fats

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Thursday, 13 November 2014 09:19

111314 the big fat surprise

Nina Teicholz is an independent journalist who has written for Gourmet magazine, The New Yorker, The Economist, The New York Times and The Washington Post on a variety of topics. Her book, The Big Fat Surprise, was published May 13, 2014, and revisits the decades-old idea that saturated fats are bad for your health.

 

AADF seeks youth to recruit ‘contributor-members’

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Wednesday, 12 November 2014 12:11

Whether they go on to their own dairy farms or to manage large herds for others – or to work as consultants, nutritionists, veterinarians and other allied industry careers – the ribbons and awards of those youthful days in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, each September are not what stick with the youth who found educational opportunities at the annual All-American Dairy Show over the past 51 years.

 


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