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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:

Applications for PDPW Cornerstone Dairy Academy Due Jan. 31

PDPW Cornerstone Dairy Academy™is an application-based leadership program.  Applications are due. Jan. 31, 2020.  The program will be held March 17-18, 2020 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin. PDPW's Tracy Propst tells us about the three pillars...

Disappointing Disappearance

The latest commercial disappearance data appears a bit disappointing; however FC Stone dairy broker Dave Kurzawski puts it into perspective and discusses the new block cheese price futures contract with Lee Mielke:

Corn Silage Crop Concerns

Dr. Mike Hutjens joins us on our Feed Forum Friday with some good news and bad news about the 2019 corn silage crop:

China Increases Appetite For Dairy

Part two of our conversation with former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, President and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council:

China, USMCA Rings In Optimism For New Year

President Trump is expected to sign a trade deal with China today and the U.S. Senate is expected to pass the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement tomorrow. Tom Vilsack, President and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council says both will be good news for the U.S. dairy industry:

Apply Now For Cornerstone Dairy Academy

PDPW Cornerstone Dairy Academy™is an application-based leadership program.  Applications are due. Jan. 31, 2020.  The program will be held March 17-18, 2020 in Madison, Wisconsin in conjunction with the 2020 PDPW Business Conference. PDPW's Tracy Propst joined us for...

U.S. Dairy Exports Looking Good

U.S. dairy exports looked good for November with strong performance across most commodities, according to High Ground Dairy's Lucas Fuess. He talks with Lee Mileke about the numbers.

Corn And Soybeans in January

Mike Hutjens joins us with an update on the corn and soybean harvest.

A Step Closer To USMCA Approval

Chris Galen with the National Milk Producers Federation joined us to discuss the latest on how lawmakers are dealing with the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement:

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Prevented Planting Update

Prevented planting is the failure to plant an insured crop with the proper equipment by the final planting date or during the late planting period.  Dr. Mike Hutjens tells us more on this week’s Feed Forum Friday:

Corkscrew Claw Syndrome

Hoof health is our topic this week with Dr. Mike Hutjens, retired dairy extension specialist from the University of Illinois. He tells us about a UW-Madison study that examines a hoof condition in young heifers:

Update On Direct-Fed Microbials

Live bacteria can benefit your dairy animal. Today we learn about direct-fed microbials or DFM’s, particularly for calves on liquid milk replacer. Dr. Mike Hutjens tells us the different types and benefits of DFM’s on today’s Feed Forum Friday:

FARM 4.0 Deadline Looms

The public comment period for FARM 4.0 ends Sunday, March 31st. Review the standards outlined in the charts, download informational PDFs, and leave your feedback on FARM’s webiste here. Dr. Mike Hutjens has more:

Check For Tar Spot Complex

Farmers should be checking for Tar Spot Complex, a brand new fungus problem that has occurred in the corn-belt and other areas of the U.S. Dr. Mike Hutjens tells us more on today’s Dairy Radio Now.

Make A Buck With Feed Additives

Dairy managers are squeezed between profits and just paying the bills. Dr. Mike Hutjens is a world-renowned Dairy Extension Specialist who spent most of his career at the University of Illinois and has authored many columns, articles, and books. Retired at the end of 2010, he continues to teach, speak and travel. Today, we asked him about the importance of executing a forage program with feed additives.