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Financial planning and management is more than keeping track of your checkbook. It includes financial benchmarking and is more relevant today than ever before.

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Since the beginning of the 21st century, commercial disappearance of milk solids (milkfat plus nonfat solids) increased almost 40 percent.

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Third-generation California dairyman Donny Rollin says he has seen the good, the bad and the ugly, but that’s a good thing.

“I believe the combination of all three of those is what makes farmers so innovative, faithful, proud and humble,” he says.

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As you ponder this question, consider the following: 1) It runs every day. 2) It runs for multiple hours each day. 3) On many dairies, it runs around the clock, every day. 4) It harvests your most valuable crop.

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Some dairy producers who are breeding for beef crossbreds are only looking at two things: the price of semen and getting an animal that is as black as possible.

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In the wake of difficult growing conditions that plagued the Midwest in 2019, stretching feed with creative forage solutions was the topic discussed by dairy producer and forage consultant Daniel Olson of Lena, Wisconsin, and dairy producer David Johnson of the Western Upper Peninsula at the recent Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference in Frankenmuth, Michigan.

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