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Shutdown Continues

The partial government shutdown has cost the dairy markets some regularly supplied information from USDA. How important was that info? FC Stone dairy broker Dave Kurzawski discusses with Lee Mielke on today's Dairy Radio Now.

Key Milk Outlook Factors

Dr. Mike Hutjens is back on to tell us some key factors in determining where future milk prices are heading.

Class I Up 18 Cents

The February Federal Order Class I base milk price was announced by the USDA at $15.30 per hundredweight, up 18 cents from January, $1.05 above February 2018, and the highest Class I price since November 2018. It equates to $1.32 per gallon, up from $1.23 a year ago,...

FSA Offices Reopen Temporarily

Many Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices will reopen temporarily in the coming days to perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recalled about 2,500 FSA employees to open offices on Thursday, January 17 and...

Storing ‘Bug Free’ Grains

Warren McDougal, regional sales manager with Central Life Sciences, joined us on today's Dairy Radio Now to share tips on how to prevent stored grains from costly insect infestations.

Leaders Are Made, Not Born

Professionals and producers with professionalism can set themselves apart from others by attending Cornerstone Dairy Academy™, a product of Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW) and underwritten by the Professional Dairy Producers Foundation (PDPF). PDPW's...

Thawing Trade Relations With China

HighGround Dairy’s director of market intelligence, Lucas Fuess, says “the unthawing” of trade relations with China is good news for U.S. farmers but the U.S. has its work cut out for itself. 

A Closer Look At Vitamins

Dr. Mike Hutjens looks at the importance of feeding vitamins to your cows on today's Feed Form Friday:  

Government Shutdown Stymies Farm Bill

We have a new Farm Bill that will benefit dairy farmers but the government shutdown has put a 'hitch in the giddy-up' for the time being. Dairy has been noted as a big winner in the Farm Bill, with new programs that assist dairy producers facing low prices. Chris...

Effective Fly Control All Year Round

We're not dealing with many insect pests this time of year but there still should be an effective fly control plan in place. For the most effective control, operators should employ a comprehensive Integrated Pest Management (IPM), according to Mark Upton, Central Life...
Independent Groups Fight For COOL

Independent Groups Fight For COOL

Restoring COOL was originally part of the Trump Administration’s 100-day plan. Now, almost a year into the Trump presidency, the corporate interests advising on its agriculture and trade policies are fulfilling their commitment to making COOL “dead as a doornail,”...
Beef Quality Continues To Improve

Beef Quality Continues To Improve

The Beef Quality Assurance program is an industry-initiated national standard for beef cattle production practices. “What we are seeing over time is that we are improving beef quality,” says Josh White, who leads producer education for the National...
Optimistic For 2018

Optimistic For 2018

Daley runs the family ranch near Oroville alongside his children, Kyle, Kate, and Rob, who are all passionate about the family business. Daley is also a professor of animal science and associate dean of the College of Agriculture at California State University, Chico,...

Silage Success For The New Year

Through innovative programs, products, and service, Connor Agriscience helps farmers make and manage better forages, silage, and grains. Founded by Ron and Connie Kuber in 1993 as “Connor Marketing” – The company continues to focus on bringing new...
Angus, The Business Breed

Angus, The Business Breed

Dan Moser, President of Angus Genetics, Inc. tells us about the American Angus Association and how it continues to grow. Also in the broadcast – Dr. Craig Jones of Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health discusses the importance of working with your veterinarian in...