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The Milk House

Dairywomen, own your role

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Written by Progressive Dairyman Editor Emily Caldwell   
Friday, 21 November 2014 12:05

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.

The conference ended with a panel discussion featuring three dairywomen who have already experienced or are currently in farm transitions. The conversation became particularly lively when an attendee asked a question about farm ownership.


InFocus: Company celebrates its 40th anniversary in China

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Written by Progressive Dairyman Editor Walt Cooley   
Thursday, 20 November 2014 15:26

dairy farming instituteArtex Barn Solutions brought more than 60 of its North American dairy customers and dealers to China in late October to celebrate the company’s 40th year in business.


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.



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