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Peruse practical information for the dairy producer on essential topics including management, A.I. and breeding, new technology, and feed and nutrition.

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“Not all families have family Christmas.”

This was how Ron Hanson, farm business succession consultant and professor emeritus at University of Nebraska, opened his sessions on overcoming family challenges in succession planning at the 2018 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit in February.

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When times get tough, it’s time to sharpen your pencil and dig in. It’s no secret the dairy industry is in a downturn; we’re facing low prices and increasingly tight margins. Young and beginning farmers who may not have a lot of experience with volatility can be even more vulnerable to industry downturns.

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Finding dairy labor is tough. Finding legal employees is even harder. But the challenges don’t stop when that individual shows up for work on their first day.

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For U.S. dairy farmers, 2017 started with lofty financial hopes. By the end of the year, productivity and income were up from 2016, but weakening prices had tempered those expectations.

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In addition to photography, the FarmHer organization includes branded apparel, podcasts and a series aired on RFD-TV.

How did you get started in photography?

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Heat stress is created when livestock cannot expel enough heat to maintain their core body temperature for optimal production and health. The temperature-humidity index (THI) is a number that combines humidity and temperature to correlate with the amount of heat stress an animal experiences.

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