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Focus 2020

With the help of your fellow dairy producers, PDPW has put together an agenda for the 2020 Business Conference abounding with leading-edge information and the latest in education, innovations and research. We've also got a few new things in store for you. Cassandra...

U.S. Dairy Products Sales To China Improving

The trade war with China over U.S. whey products, lactose, and infant formula is over, says Matt Gould, analyst and editor of the Dairy and Food Market Analyst newsletter. He talks with Lee Mielke about it and the additional potential for dairy product sales to China:

Building Your Milk Check

The variability in milk prices has caused dairy farmers to work harder in making profits. Dr. Mike Hutjens provides some strategies to build a better milk check:

Milk Output Up

January milk output hit 18.8 billion pounds, according to preliminary data in the Agriculture Department’s first Milk Production report of 2020. That’s up 0.9% from January 2019. Output in the top 24 states totaled 17.9 billion, up 1.2%. Revisions added 88 million...

Farm Labor Crisis Needs Attention

The U.S. House passage of legislation that helps address dairy’s unique workforce challenges is now awaiting Senate approval. Chris Galen of the National Milk Producers Federation updated Dairy Radio listeners on the Farm Workforce Modernization Act:

Students Step Into Leadership

Young adults should save the date for PDPW Stride™ Conference, a transformational experience designed to help students build on their inherent talents and leadership strengths. Held Apr. 4-5, 2020 at Dodgeland High School in Juneau, Wis., the weekend program is for...

Dairy Markets “In Flux” Over Coronavirus

FC Stone dairy broker Dave Kurzawski gives a state of the dairy industry address and talks about the corona-virus and the Oscar's slam on the industry.

Peter Pan Heifers

Dr. Mike Hutjens addresses the issue of calves that just don't want to grow up.

NFU Members Decide On New Leader

After serving as president of National Farmers Union (NFU) for over a decade, Roger Johnson will not seek reelection next year. His current term will end at the organization’s annual convention in March, at which point an election for his successor will be held. Three...

2020 Business Conference Fast Approaching

Presented by dairy’s professional development organization – Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW), the 2020 PDPW Business Conference is held March 18-19 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. The two-day program will bring together dairy farmers, agribusiness...

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Chris Galen

Chris Galen

NMPF

The National Milk Report with Chris Galen, Sr. Vice-President of Communications with the National Milk Producers Federation.

NMPF is the voice for dairy producers on Capitol Hill and with government agencies. Listen Twice a Month for The National Milk Report.

Email: cgalen@nmpf.org

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Dr. Mike Hutjens

Dr. Mike Hutjens

Illinois

Mike Hutjens was raised on a 313 acre, 70 cow grade Holstein farm near Green Bay, Wisconsin. He was active in 4-H completing 10 years with an achievement award trip to National 4-H Congress. In FFA, he received the Wisconsin State Farmer Award.

Email: hutjensm@illinois.edu

View episodes here. 

Dr. Ryan Leiterman

Dr. Ryan Leiterman

Crystal Creek

A Breath of Fresh Air – with Dr. Ryan Leiterman, Director of Technical Services for Crystal Creek®. a family owned livestock nutrition and animal health company that has been serving the farming community since 1997.

Listen to Dr. Leiterman’s analysis on calf barn ventilation the first Wednesday of every month.

Email: info@crystalcreeknatural.com

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Shelly Mayer

Shelly Mayer

PDPW

The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin present “The World of Dairy.”

Listen every Tuesday as PDPW brings us experts to share ideas, solutions, resources, and experiences that help dairy producers succeed.

Email: mail@pdpw.org

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Lee Mielke

Lee Mielke

Mielke Market Weekly

Lee Mielke, editor of the Mielke Market Weekly. From Berlin, Wisconsin to Lynden, Washington, Lee was the founder and voice of DairyLine Radio for many years. Lee currently writes a nationally syndicated column, The Mielke Market Weekly.

Listen for Lee’s interviews with top dairy analysts every Monday on Dairy Radio Now.

Email: lkmielke@aol.com

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Dave Natzke

Dave Natzke

Progressive Dairyman

Dave’s Dairy Digest with Dave Natzke, editor of the Progressive Dairyman. Raised on a northeast Wisconsin dairy farm, Natzke brings decades of agricultural and dairy journalism experience to the airwaves.

Listen to Dave’s Dairy Digest reports every month.

Email: dave@progressivepublish.com

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