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Making decisions for next year

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Written by Progressive Dairyman Editor Walt Cooley   
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 11:11

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.

That’s according to recent survey results from Marin Bozic and Chris Wolf. (The survey results referenced in this commentary are all from Bozic and Wolf’s “What Do Producers Think about the Margin Protection Program?” white paper, published Oct. 3.)


The backyard cow

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Written by Progressive Dairyman Editor Peggy Coffeen   
Friday, 10 October 2014 09:22

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?

Outside of cattle shows and baseball tournaments, my family spent the majority of the summer in our own backyard. However, it wasn’t the usual kickball games, badminton tournaments and bonfires that kept us close to home. It was one cow.


InFocus: Ohio State University wins new product competition

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Thursday, 09 October 2014 13:45

Ohio state studentsThe American Dairy Science Association awarded Ohio State University first place in the 2014 New Product Competition. Their entry, the Trifle Au Lait, is a layered, portion-controlled snack or dessert aimed at baby boomers. The university was awarded an $8,000 cash prize.


Make plans now for future change

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Written by Progressive Dairyman Editor Emily Caldwell   
Thursday, 25 September 2014 15:15

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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