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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...

Minnesota Cattle Industry Looking Good

Decent weather in much of Minnesota has ranchers  “relatively happy,” according to Ashley Kohls, executive director of the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association. She joined us on American Cattle News with an update from The Gopher...

“A Lot Of Opportunities For Us”

As cattle herds grow, all export markets – particularly China – are important. Colin Woodall serves as the chief lobbyist on Capitol Hill for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). He leads the Washington, D.C. office in developing...

Fever Tick Monitoring Continues

Recent expansion of Cattle Fever Tick infestations have resulted in quarantines in Texas counties away from the border counties which comprise the permanent fever tick quarantine zone. John Barton, rancher and Texas Agrilife agent in Duval County offered his comments...

LFP Triggered in South Dakota Counties

This year’s drought has prompted the federal government to trigger the USDA Livestock Forage Program for several counties in South Dakota. Deb Ducheneaux, Dewey County Farm Service Agency Director tells us more on American Cattle...

Nebraska Lawmakers Friendly With Ag

Nebraska legislators understand the value of the cattle industry – as we hear from Jessica Herrman, Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs with Nebraska Cattlemen based in Lincoln. ...