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Retrofitting Stanchion Barn For Calves

An old stanchion barn is an excellent space for calf housing, according to Dr. Ryan Leiterman from Crystal Creek:

Future Includes Innovation, Collaboration

The Dairy Innovation Hub, which the state of Wisconsin is supporting to the tune of $7.8 million per year, harnesses dairy research and development at UW–Madison, UW–Platteville and UW–River Falls campuses. Faculty director Heather White gave PDPW Dairy Signal...

Food Box Program Gives Dairy Boost

The renewed Food Box program promises support for dairy prices, "For now," says StoneX dairy broker Dave Kurzawski. He talks with Lee Mielke about it:

Monitoring Calf Health

Dr. Mike Hutjens monitors calf health on today's Feed Forum Friday:

A Busy Next 100 Days

Chris Galen from the National Milk Producers Federation joined us on today's Dairy Radio to discuss the Biden administration's next 100 days and what it means for the dairy industry:

New Beginnings

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris became the 46th president and 49th vice-president of the United States Wednesday, as well as the members of the 117th Congress as they embark on their work serving the American people. NMPF Statement

The Right Team Member

Liz Griffith, market development, human resource consultant with Encore Consultants updated dairy producers on a recent Dairy Signal webcast on how to build an effective team:

Chatter Over Pricing Formula Changes

There’s been some chatter about how we price milk in this country and changes are being discussed, according to Matt Gould, analyst and editor of the Dairy and Food Market Analyst newsletter. He talks with Lee Mielke about it, and has a warning on what's coming in...

Fuzzy Cottonseed’s Popularity

Dr. Mike Hutjens provides the positive aspects of having fuzzy cottonseed in your feed inventory:

Dietary Guidelines: Make Every Bite Count

Newly released federal dietary guidelines will benefit dairy, even as work remains to be done, said Miquela Hanselman, NMPF’s regulatory affairs manager, from a Dairy Defined podcast. More info on the new guidelines: https://www.dietaryguidelines.gov/

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Agri-Mark Calls For Public Meeting To Discuss Options

Board members of Agri-Mark, a major dairy cooperative in the Northeast, are asking for federal support for the U.S. dairy industry in light of burdensome supplies and tariff wars that have sent milk prices plummeting. The co-op has also scheduled a national meeting for mid-August to consider policy and market options as dairy farmers struggle through another year of below-breakeven milk prices.

Dave Natzke, an editor with Progressive Dairymen, will be attending the meeting and joined us on today’s Dairy Radio Now for a preview:

 

What’s In It For You: Senate, House Farm Bill Dairy Proposals Compared

The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee released a draft of its 2018 Farm Bill proposal, so far a less contentious version than the House proposal defeated on the House floor in May. For the most part, dairy provisions of the Senate version of the 2018 Farm Bill are similar to those contained in the House version, but there are differences. Those include the premium structure and the flexibility (or lack of flexibility) to make changes in annual coverage selections under a revised and renamed Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy).

Dave Natzke, an editor with Progressive Dairymen, joined us on today’s Dairy Radio Now to break it down: