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The 2020 corn production season has gotten off to a relatively “normal” start. Timely planting occurred – a welcome change compared to the previous three seasons, when colder and wetter conditions influenced planting progress.

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For years, consumers have been told to avoid full-fat dairy products. Guidelines from the USDA, the American Heart Association (AHA), the World Health Organization (WHO) and more have warned against consumption of saturated fats. More recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered that manufactured trans fatty acids be removed from food due to serious negative health impacts.

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Fly infestations on U.S. dairy operations cost the industry and individual farmers significantly in lost productivity and feed efficiency and increase the risk of disease.

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Have you ever bought a new tractor and wished you would have recorded all the little things the dealer rep explained and showed to you? Calf raisers might very well have the same experience when installing autofeeders.

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Covering manure storage is growing in popularity for a number of reasons, from odor control to minimizing rainwater accumulation to capturing biogas.

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My colleague has likened the ride our dairy industry has been taking to an out-of-control car. One moment we are panicked by nearly plowing into the ditch from low prices, the next we are overcorrecting too hard on the wheel and veering into the ditch on the other side.

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