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The ups and downs in the dairy industry can take a financial toll on your business. When times get lean, it’s good to look at every aspect of your business and consider all of your resources to free up cash flow. It can be tempting to focus on the little expenses, and sometimes it’s a combination of little things that can add up to big savings, but one often overlooked area to improve cash flow in a big way is the debt structure of your operation.

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Minnesota farmer Paul Zimmerman extended a firm handshake and greeting on behalf of his daughter to David Kohl, a Virginia Tech professor emeritus. Zimmerman’s daughter is a likely successor to their farm.

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Average annual milk production per cow in the U.S. increased from 18,197 pounds in 2000 to almost 23,000 pounds in 2017. That’s a 26 percent increase. These production numbers are reported and published on a regular basis. Most in the dairy industry are familiar with the significant gain in milk produced per cow.

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When Joe and Russ Kelsay received a milk contract termination notice from Dean Foods, they hoped to weather the storm and find a new home for their milk.

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On hot days, the cows at Rosy-Lane Holsteins are given cool showers while they’re being milked. And the farm’s newborn calves are housed in pairs to enhance their social and cognitive development.

Jennifer Van Os wants to know how those ideas are working out – for the cows and the farm.

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We all know the familiar lyrics and beloved tune of Old MacDonald; it is perhaps the most iconic song about farming. But Land O’Lakes has taken the nostalgic classic to a new level by rewriting the lyrics to highlight the importance of female farmers.

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