Farm Bill Awaits Trump’s Signature

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for completing congressional approval of a new farm bill and sending to the White House a law that will provide important economic assistance to dairy producers in times of need....

World Dairy Expo Seeks Nominations for Recognition Awards

World Dairy Expo® is accepting nominations for the 2019 Expo Recognition Awards now through February 1, 2019. Producers, organizations, academic staff and others involved in the dairy industry are encouraged to nominate individuals to recognize their outstanding work...

Comfort Designed For Today’s Cow

Kevin Martin, a sales specialist in barn equipment with GEA joined us on today's Wellness Wednesday to discuss how dairies are yielding cleaner stalls as cows lay straighter living in the Single Beam Freestall Mounting System. He also tells Dairy Radio Now listeners...

Producers Urge Congress to Quickly Approve Pro-Dairy Farm Bill

With the release of a farm bill that Congress will vote on in the coming days, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) joined its member cooperatives and state dairy associations in urging Congress to pass the new law, which includes several measures crucial to...

Understanding Cow’s Feeding Behavior

Trevor DeVries, Professor in the Department of Animal BioSciences at the University of Guelph, studies dairy cattle behavior, nutrition, and welfare with a focus on feeding behavior and diet selection. He joined us on today's Dairy Radio Now to tell us more:...

$20 Milk In 2019?

Jerry Dryer, analyst, and editor of the Dairy and Food Market Analyst newsletter joined us on today's Mielke Monday to give a small preview of his December forecast. He believes we will see some $17 milk by the end of the year and, if his hunch on milk supply becomes...

Anticipating Corn Silage Hybrids

Dr. Mike Hutjens joined us on today's Feed Form Friday to discuss corn hybrid selection:  

Edge Cooperative Has a Voice in D.C.

Edge dairy cooperative is the fourth largest co-op in the country and they've been actively engaging at the federal level. Kansas native Michael Torrey of Michael Torrey Associates has been based in D.C. for more than a decade representing businesses like Edge who...

More Milk Options in School Meals

The National Milk Producers Federation commended Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for returning low-fat (1%) flavored milk as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs. The final rule implementing regulatory changes needed to add low-fat...

Winter Housing: Focus On Air Volume Not Speed

Cold temperatures are here and winter is quickly approaching. As the temperatures drop, calf barns are closed up and the ventilation rates are turned down. As an industry we do this reflexively, but is it what’s best for the calves? If it's not 'drafty,' can a calf...

NCBA President Keeps Active Schedule

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Kevin Kester is a fifth-generation California rancher. Kester is a past Vice President and Policy Division Chairman, after serving as the Policy Division Vice Chairman.

Kevin has served as Chairman of the Joint International Markets and the Tax and Credit Committees. He has also served on the Board of Directors since 2007.

He has also been active within his community serving on the Shandon School Board of Trustees, the California Mid-State Fair Heritage Foundation board of directors and the California Mid-State Fair Agriculture Committee.

Listen to Kester’s comments on being a target by animal activists:

Kester comments on his busy schedule as NCBA President:



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