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After 33 years of teaching approximately 10,000 undergraduate students about animal agriculture, I have found that only two factors will cause a student to fail in the pursuit of reaching their vocational goals – lack of passion and poor attitude.

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About a month ago, the folks at Progressive Dairyman sent a survey to professors involved in teaching students in dairy science.

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Please understand that my selection of Student 3 comes from my perspective as the manager of a large commercial dairy operation.

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For the past 15 years, the U.S. has had a strategy of immigration control that overwhelmingly emphasizes border enforcement, coupled with extremely weak worksite enforcement in the absence of efforts to increase legal-entry opportunities, especially for low-skilled workers, the Mexican Migration Field Research and Training Program (MMFRP) at the UC – San Diego stated during a recent press conference.

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With all of the talk about biofuels, and with oil prices reaching an all-time high, crops such as corn, soybeans and wheat have skyrocketed – in demand, production and price.

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After more than two years of meetings, the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production finally released its recommendations in late April, more than a month after their initially scheduled release.

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