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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:  

Rabobank Welcomes Fuess As New Sr Dairy Analyst

Lucas Fuess joins Lee Mielke in discussing the dairy markets as we enter 2023, but Fuess is wearing a different hat. He is now senior dairy analyst with Rabobank, and headquartered in Chicago.  

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U.S. To Host World Dairy Summit

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) World Dairy Summit brings unique opportunities for U.S. dairy as the host nation for the Chicago event, to be held next Oct. 16-19. The global conference returns to the United States for the first time in three decades, at a moment when rising exports and world-leading sustainability gives the U.S. industry a great story to tell, according to three leaders in organizing next year’s events. Listen Here to the NMPF Dairy Defined Podcast


Joint Annual Meeting Approaching

The 2022 Joint Annual Meeting of the National Dairy Board, the National Milk Producers Federation and the United Dairy Industry Association is approaching quickly, October 23-26, at the beautiful new Gaylord Rockies Resort, which is just a few minutes from the Denver International airport. NMPF’s Chris Galen gave Dairy Radio Now listeners a preview:


Trade Win Over Canada

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) celebrated a landmark decision published this week which found Canada is improperly restricting access to its market for U.S. dairy products in violation of its U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) commitments. NMPF’s Chris Galen updated Dairy Radio Now listeners on what this means for the U.S. dairy industry moving forward:


DMC Signups Begin Monday

The National Milk Producers Federation is urging farmers to sign up for maximum coverage in 2022 under the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program, which USDA announced will open for enrollment from Monday, Dec. 13, through Feb. 18. This year’s DMC signup is accompanied by new enhancements that make the program even more valuable for producers seeking protection against unforeseen market risks. NMPF’s Chris Galen updated Dairy Radio Now listeners on Thursday’s broadcast:


Make Every Drop Count

The dairy community will soon be gathering at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas Nov. 14-17 for the 2021 NMPF annual meeting, held in conjunction with the national dairy checkoff organizations overseen by Dairy Management Inc.  With a theme of “Make Every Drop Count,” this year’s event will examine how dairy’s policy and promotion organizations work together globally to build markets for dairy products. The annual meeting website has more information. NMPF’s Chris Galen gives Dairy Radio Now listeners a preview:


Proposed Spending Bill Goes To House

The House Appropriations Committee proposes a spending bill for fiscal ’22 that includes a wide variety of assistance and programs. Chris Galen, Sr. VP of Membership Services and Strategic Initiatives with the National Milk Producers Federation gave us an update on today’s Dairy Radio Now:


Working With New Administration

In a recent meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, Jim Mulhern, President and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation, and NMPF’s Chairman Randy Mooney offered to closely collaborate with Ambassador Tai and the entire Biden Administration on trade in order to strengthen the health of the U.S. dairy industry to allow for further expansion of the hundreds of thousands of dairy-reliant jobs across the country. NMPF’s Chris Galen tells us more on today’s Dairy Radio Now:


PPP Worth Another Look

Dairy farmers and Cooperatives can still apply for the Paycheck Protection Program. Interested borrowers can apply for either type of PPP loan or have their first loan reevaluated by their lender until May 31. Chris Galen from the National Milk Producers Federation tells us more on today’s Dairy Radio Now:


Stronger Dairy Prices Ahead

The worst of the coronavirus-induced plunge in the dairy economy may be over. The sharp drop in dairy product prices in April, prompted by the pandemic, has been followed by a strong recovery in cash market prices in May that’s continuing into June. That’s according to the latest Dairy Market Report from DMI/NMPF: Read Here


Dairy Rebound Expected

Higher milk prices and effective federal policies – both encouraged by dairy’s unity in responding to the coronavirus crisis – are presenting positive opportunities, according to James “Cricket” Jacquier, a member of the NMPF’s executive committee and chairman of the board for Agri-Mark. Dairy Defined Podcast


Stay Focused

The economic and health risks of coronavirus have many dairy producers on edge – but staying focused on the task at hand and remembering the value that dairy farming provides can help carry farmers through, says NMPF’s Emily Yeiser-Stepp: LISTEN


Spotlight on Bovine Coronavirus

More than four decades of dairy-industry experience with bovine coronavirus shouldn’t translate to complacency on farms about the human version, says Mike Lormore, the Director of U.S. Dairy Cattle Technical Services for Zoetis, in a recent NMPF podcast.


Global Trade News Update

A flurry of trade legislation activity occurred in Washington D.C. recently and has the U.S. dairy industry optimistic for feeding the world.. Chris Galen, Sr. VP of Strategic Initiatives and Membership Services updated Dairy Radio listeners on the latest news:

Senate Urged To Pass USMCA

The U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) praised the House of Representatives for approving legislation implementing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). As NMPF”s Chris Galen tells us, now it’s the Senate’s turn:

House Passes Ag Labor Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (H.R. 5038). The bill, the first House-passed agricultural labor reform since a comprehensive immigration plan in 1986, includes critical provisions to address dairy’s unique workforce needs. NMPF’s Chris Galen discusses the issue and also provides an update on the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement:

Attitude of Gratitude

Today’s broadcast is with Chris Galen of the National Milk Producers Federation. We hope your day is filled with love, laughter, and most of all, gratitude.

Ag Labor and Trade Priorities

As public impeachment hearings kicked off in Washington, the National Milk Producers Federation continues to push congress to pass the U.S. Mexico Canada trade deal and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, a bipartisan immigration bill that advances agriculture immigration reform. Chris Galen of the National Milk Producers Federation joins us:

Latest Dairy Market Report

Dairy producers are seeing their highest prices in five years and signup in the improved DMC program has generated support. But, two negative factors are the decline of butter prices and the softening of U.S. dairy export volume growth in the past half-decade. The latest issue of the Dairy Market Report for October 2019 is now available online.

Guest Worker Bill Introduced

The Farm Workforce Modernization Act, a bipartisan immigration bill that advances agriculture immigration reform and helps dairy operators with year-round employment was introduced in the House. Chris Galen of the National Milk Producers Federation tells us more on Dairy Radio:

Global Trade Update

Chris Galen of the National Milk Producers Federation updated listeners on the latest trade talks with Mexico, Canada, China, Japan, and the European Union:

Joint Annual Meeting Fast Approaching

Chris Galen from the National Milk Producers Federation joined us on today’s Dairy Radio to preview the upcoming joint annual meeting with the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB) and the United Dairy Industry Association (UDIA). Nov. 4-6, 2019- more info

FDA Looks to Modernize Food Standards of Identity

A public meeting is being held in Washington D.C. tomorrow, Sept. 27, 2019, to hear feedback on FDA’s effort to modernize food standards of identity. FDA is particularly interested in horizontal changes, to provide flexibility for manufacturers to develop healthier foods.  The dairy industry is warning the FDA to proceed with caution:

Last Call For DMC Sign-up

With sign-up for the 2019 Dairy Margin Coverage program ending Friday, the National Milk Producers Federation urged all dairy farmers to enroll in the program, which guarantees a payout for producers that’s higher than program premiums in 2019. NMPF’s Chris Galen provides more info:

U.S. Dairy Needs Strong Deal With Japan

70 dairy companies sent a letter to the U.S. Trade Rep and Sec. of Ag asking the U.S. government to quickly finalize a strong trade deal with Japan in order to secure critical market access for the dairy industry here at home. Chris Galen of the National Milk Producers Federation tells us more: