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Changes To H-2A

Bob Gray, editor of the Northeast Dairy Farmers Cooperative's newsletter joined us on today's Dairy Radio program with Lee Mielke to discuss proposed change to the H-2A program. Link to Newsletter

Dairy Industry Asks For Swift Deal with Japan

In a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, the dairy industry is asking the U.S. government to capitalize on the conclusion of Japan’s national elections and quickly finalize a strong trade deal with Japan in order to secure...

Acreage Spotlight: Preventive Planting Provisions

Dr. Mike Hutjens updates Dairy Radio listeners on the latest acreage planting conditions.

Silage Safety 101

Keith "The Silage Man" Bolsen is going global with silage safety. Learn more about his non-profit foundation and his goal to save lives.

Common Farm Safety Mistakes

Melissa Ploeckelman, Outreach specialist with the National Farm Medicine Center gives Dairy Radio listeners a refresher course in farm safety:

Program Teaches Rural 9-1-1 Response

National Farm Safety Week is a month away but it's always a good time to discuss farm safety. We continue our discussion with Dr. Casper Bendixsen from the National Farm Medicine Center in Marshfield, Wisconsin.

Cotton Crop Update

Tom Wedegaertner, Director of Cottonseed research with Cotton Incorporated, reports cotton crop “looks fantastic.”

Milk Drinkers Have Plenty of Options

There are plenty of options for milk drinkers in the dairy case at your local grocery store. Dr. Mike Hutjens tells us about A1 and A2 milk in this week's Feed Forum Friday:

Trade Limits Impact U.S. Farmers

Another round of direct payments to farmers has been announced through the Market Facilitation Program. Chris Galen of the National Milk Producers Federation tells us more:

Beat The Heat With Proper Ventilation

National Farm Safety Week is a month away but it's always a good time to discuss farm safety. We continue our discussion with Dr. Casper Bendixsen from the National Farm Medicine Center in Marshfield, Wisconsin.

August Class III: $16.57

The August Federal order Class III benchmark milk price was announced by the USDA at $16.57 per hundredweight, up $1.12 from July but is 34 cents below August 2016. It is the highest Class III price since February 2017 and equates to about $1.42 per gallon, up from...

Think Tank Looks Out For Family Farmer

“Our main concern is keeping American family farmers in business,” says Mike Weaver with Organization for Competitive Markets, a membership-based research and advocacy organization working for open and competitive markets and fair trade in America’s...

Funds Help Texas Ranchers Impacted By Harvey

Hurricane Harvey has put a lot of water in southern Texas, including cattle country. The storm hit fast and some cattlemen were caught off guard. One way assistance is being provided is through the Texas Department of Agriculture’s STAR fund. Commissioner Sid...

Wisconsin Dairies Host Community Meetings

In a continued effort to encourage dialogue in rural communities, several Wisconsin dairy farm families are opening their dairies to the public .  These ACE (Agricultural Community Engagement®) On-the-Farm Twilight Meetings are free and include a farm tour, ice cream...

Don’t Mess With Beef Provisions of NAFTA

The second round of NAFTA renegotiation between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico are scheduled next week in Mexico. There wasn’t a lot accomplished in the first round as we hear from Colin Woodall, vice-president of government affairs with the National...