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IDFA Forum Recap

The International Dairy Foods Association’s annual Dairy Forum took place last week in Orlando. Ron O’Brien, President of Nui Markets North America, shares his perspective of the Forum with Lee Mielke:  

Calcium Homeostasis Research

Dr. Mike Hutjens discusses Dr. Laura Hernandez recent research relating to homeostasis:  

Farmer Angel Network

Farming is a uniquely stressful occupation, and farmer mental-health needs tend to be underserved, said Loganville, WI dairy farmer Randy Roecker in the latest Dairy Defined podcast. Roecker, a board member for Foremost Farms USA, is a co-founder of the Farmer Angel...

Climate Change A Reality

Pennsylvania Agriculture Director Russell Redding discusses the challenges of dealing with climate change:  

Optimizing Calves Behavior

Dr. Trevor DeVries, Ph.D., Professor and Canada Research Chair Department of Animal Biosciences, University of Guelph recently gave a presentation on the PDPW Dairy Signal relating to managing socially-housed calves by optimizing behavior, nutrition and management....

CME Dairy Product Prices Falling

CME dairy product prices are falling to levels not seen in months, or even years. Part of the reason is explained in the USDA's latest utilization data. HighGround Dairy's Eric Meyer talks with Lee Mielke about it:  

Dairying in Canada

Dr. Mike Hutjens recently attended a dairy seminar in Ontario and recaps what Canadian dairy farmers are up to.  

How Much ‘Farm’ Is In The Farm Bill?

Chris Galen with the National Milk Producers Federation joined us on today's Dairy Radio Now to discuss the challenges of getting a new Farm Bill passed.  

GT Thompson Ready For House Ag Chair Seat

U.S. Representative Glenn “GT” Thompson (PA-15) is excited to roll up his sleeves to help American dairy farmers. John Clark caught up with the newly elected Chair of the House Ag Committee:  

Insurance: How Much Is Enough?

Sara Grade, Rural Mutual Insurance Company, spoke on a recent PDPW Dairy Signal about the importance of covering your assets during these  inflationary times:  

Bolsen Safety Foundation Launches Campaign

The Bolsen Safety Foundation, dedicated to educating people involved in forage and grain making on safety, begins a “Keith’s Happy Heavenly Birthday” campaign to gain member donors and sponsors. Learn more at https://www.silagesafety.org/become-a-member-donor.html

Keith Bolsen, who passed away last May, and whose birthday is this week, dedicated his life to the science of silage making. He traveled the world promoting good management practices based on the research he and others conducted. Seeing the tragic loss of life and serious injuries commonly occurring to those he was teaching, he turned his attention to promoting safe practices to go along with better management. As a result, he and his widow, Ruthie, started the foundation that now bears his name.

The Bolsen Safety Foundation is currently run by a board of ten volunteers from across the US, representing academia, farm owners, and agribusinesses. The foundation is developing a Speakers Bureau (meetings, conventions, school lectures, radio, TV, webinar), Written/AV Materials (silage safety guidelines, silage safety employee meeting agendas/kit, high school/college/employer safety book, safety signs for farm posting, safety videos, and Grant Funding (schools, associations for local projects, etc.). Promotion of safe practices is targeted to forage farmers, anyone living near feed storage, animal agriculture students, choppers/harvester operators, pile/storage makers, feeders, and nutritionists.

To learn more and become a member donor to the Bolsen Safety Foundation contact go to www.silagesafety.org.

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