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Farm Bill Awaits Trump’s Signature

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for completing congressional approval of a new farm bill and sending to the White House a law that will provide important economic assistance to dairy producers in times of need....

World Dairy Expo Seeks Nominations for Recognition Awards

World Dairy Expo® is accepting nominations for the 2019 Expo Recognition Awards now through February 1, 2019. Producers, organizations, academic staff and others involved in the dairy industry are encouraged to nominate individuals to recognize their outstanding work...

Comfort Designed For Today’s Cow

Kevin Martin, a sales specialist in barn equipment with GEA joined us on today's Wellness Wednesday to discuss how dairies are yielding cleaner stalls as cows lay straighter living in the Single Beam Freestall Mounting System. He also tells Dairy Radio Now listeners...

Producers Urge Congress to Quickly Approve Pro-Dairy Farm Bill

With the release of a farm bill that Congress will vote on in the coming days, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) joined its member cooperatives and state dairy associations in urging Congress to pass the new law, which includes several measures crucial to...

Understanding Cow’s Feeding Behavior

Trevor DeVries, Professor in the Department of Animal BioSciences at the University of Guelph, studies dairy cattle behavior, nutrition, and welfare with a focus on feeding behavior and diet selection. He joined us on today's Dairy Radio Now to tell us more:...

$20 Milk In 2019?

Jerry Dryer, analyst, and editor of the Dairy and Food Market Analyst newsletter joined us on today's Mielke Monday to give a small preview of his December forecast. He believes we will see some $17 milk by the end of the year and, if his hunch on milk supply becomes...

Anticipating Corn Silage Hybrids

Dr. Mike Hutjens joined us on today's Feed Form Friday to discuss corn hybrid selection:  

Edge Cooperative Has a Voice in D.C.

Edge dairy cooperative is the fourth largest co-op in the country and they've been actively engaging at the federal level. Kansas native Michael Torrey of Michael Torrey Associates has been based in D.C. for more than a decade representing businesses like Edge who...

More Milk Options in School Meals

The National Milk Producers Federation commended Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for returning low-fat (1%) flavored milk as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs. The final rule implementing regulatory changes needed to add low-fat...

Winter Housing: Focus On Air Volume Not Speed

Cold temperatures are here and winter is quickly approaching. As the temperatures drop, calf barns are closed up and the ventilation rates are turned down. As an industry we do this reflexively, but is it what’s best for the calves? If it's not 'drafty,' can a calf...

Trump Tax Reform Includes Repeal of Death Tax

Top officials in the Trump Administration released their proposal for comprehensive tax reform this week, calling it the “biggest tax cut in U.S. history.” The plan is designed to serve as the starting point as Congress and the Administration work to pass a...

Watch Out For Farm Equipment!

Planting season has started and travelers will see an increase of farm equipment traveling the roads, especially in rural areas.  Please slow down well before you approach the equipment and only pass where legal and safe to do so. Farm equipment has a legal right to...

China Beef Trade Deal Anticipated

China has indicated they are letting U.S. beef back into the country but a lot has to happen before the ships start sailing. American Cattle News spoke with Reid Blossom, executive VP of the Illinois Beef Association about what has to happen for beef exports to...

OK Foundation Provides Fire Relief Fund

To date, more than $1,000,000.00 has been donated to the Fire Relief fund set up by the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation, a 501(c)3, to aid Oklahoma ranchers following the wildfires in early March. Listen to interview here with Chancey Hanson  “100 percent of the fire...

Iowa Cover Crops Help With Water Issues

Cover crops are quite popular in Iowa for several reasons, including soil conservation and helping with water quality issues. That goes along with helping reduce nutrients to Iowa waters and the Gulf of Mexico with the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. Dr. Daniel Loy...