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Working with $30 per hundredweight (cwt) milk isn’t any different than working with $15 per cwt milk. It’s not hard to put milk price in its own special category as something you have no control over, and for the most part, that’s a fair assessment. Even farms who receive a premium that often appears double that of conventional milk have their own challenges with milk prices and building up cash reserves for those inevitable lean times.

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Dr. Kate Darling thrives on any chance she can get to study the interaction between humans and robots. Her specialty is robot ethics and how they apply in social and professional settings.

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In the dairy industry, we are used to uncertain times. Variability in milk prices, weather and other factors are challenges in an ordinary year. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has added a new dimension to uncertainty in the dairy industry.

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What are you listening to right now? What do you listen to while you're in the barn, or in the skid loader or in a tractor doing field work?

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Have you ever found yourself scrolling through Facebook marketplace and seeing something that catches your eye? That’s the exact way our farm found calf hutches that are now key to our operation. The farm had been tossing around the idea of switching from a modified calf barn to hutches for a while, but finding some for sale within an hour of our farm made the decision to switch fairly easy.

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Editor’s note: This article is the latest in a series from Rebecca Shaw about female entrepreneurs.

The year 2020 will go down in history books.

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