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Making brown the new green is the goal of brothers Matthew and Ben Freund of Colebrook, Connecticut, with their successful new invention, CowPots. The biodegradable plant pots are made from manure solids generated from the Freunds’ methane digester, which was built in 1997.

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Ryan Riezebos finds that simplicity is best and so far it has worked well for him. While keeping his cows comfortable is not always simple, he found a set-up that is both low-maintenance and effective.

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In 2006, University of Georgia student Cameron Prince used the website “Facebook.com” to unite agricultural college students like himself.

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Neighbors judged Dan Brick and his dairy for its smell and mud on the roads – until he held his first dairy tour. Now the fifth-generation dairy farmer from Greenleaf, Wisconsin, says he and his employees have seen the attention they receive flip-flop from negative to positive.

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Those producers who survive the current economic uncertainty will be the ones that have managed the risk of their businesses. We all recognize the risk of price both in terms of buying commodities and selling products.

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Genomics is creating a new buzz in the genetics industry and is getting quite a bit of press, as you may have noticed. I am convinced it is not just “techno-babble,” either. It’s a technology that promises to drive productivity and genetic improvement on progressive dairies.

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