Compost Smarter, Not Harder Workshop set for Nov. 5 in PA
10/24/14 - Features
Midwest Bio-Systems is hosting the Compost Smarter, Not Harder Workshop in New Holland, PA on November 5, 2014. This is an event where attendees will gain important insights into how to solve four of the most vexing problems most composting operations experience.
- How to increase […]
PDPF Making Grant Funds Available
10/22/14 - Features
Professional Dairy Producers Foundation (PDPF) is seeking applications from educational programs for competitive grant dollars. PDPF is looking to support unique programs that help build dairy producer professionalism and public trust in how dairy products are produced. Programs should […]
World Dairy Expo Futurity Entries Due Soon
10/20/14 - Features
Dairy cattle exhibitors are encouraged to enter animals for the 2017 World Dairy Expo International Futurity. Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Jersey, Milking Shorthorn and Red & White Three-Year-Old Futurity competitions will be held, as well as an overall and reserve overall winner […]
Winter Calf Barn Ventilation 101
10/18/14 - Features
Many calf barns rely on natural ventilation to provide clean, fresh air to calf pens. But, as the weather cools down and winter approaches, there can be a tendency to close the doors, windows and curtains on the calf barn in an effort to reduce drafts. Preventing cold air from blowing on calves can […]
Dairy Forum is January 25-28, 2015
10/17/14 - Features
The International Dairy Foods Association’s annual Dairy Forum is January 25-28 at Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton, Florida and is what IDFA calls “a dynamic, annual gathering that brings together the leadership of the U.S. dairy industry – processors, producers, […]
NMSU Hosts Symposium on Mineral Nutrition for Cattle
10/16/14 - Features
CORONA, N.M. – Experts will help ranchers consider the importance of mineral nutrition for their cattle herds at a special one-day symposium – “Minerals and their Role in Ranch Sustainability” – set for Nov. 20 at New Mexico State University’s Southwest Center for […]
USDA study compares small conventional, grazing & organic herds
10/15/14 - Features
More and more, consumers are seeking reassurance that farmers are using good animal husbandry practices resulting in well-cared for animals. Even restaurants and grocery store supply chains have begun requiring supplying farms to provide evidence of “acceptable” animal management […]
National Dairy Shrine Introduces Meyer-Nesbitt Award
10/14/14 - Features
The National Dairy Shrine introduced the Gene Meyer - Arthur Nesbitt 4-E award to recognize individuals who have provided long-term support and exceptional contributions to National Dairy Shrine like Gene Meyer and Arthur Nesbitt.
Those who exhibit, EXTRA EFFORT, ENERGY, & ENTHUSIASM. […]
Apply Now for Dairy Challenge Social Media Corps
10/13/14 - Features
Madison, WI, October 8, 2014 – Calling all dairy communications students! The North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge (NAIDC) and Farm Credit are now recruiting for the 2014-2015 Dairy Challenge Social Media Corps. This unique opportunity allows students to gain real-world experience in […]
Midwest grain growers ‘Invest an acre to feed the world’
10/09/14 - Features
Landmark Services Cooperative members can help feed their communities this fall through a partnership with Feeding America’s Invest an Acre program. Through the program, grain growers have the opportunity to donate profits from their harvest to those struggling with hunger.
A New Approach to Calf Milk Replacer Formulation
10/09/14 - Features
Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products introduces a new approach to calf milk replacer formulation with protein blend calf milk replacers.
Growing demand for whey protein drives both milk prices and the input costs of calf milk replacer protein – an opportunity for dairy producers and a […]
Growing Farm to School Program Gets Easier
10/08/14 - Features
The USDA Farm to School Planning Toolkit provides school districts helpful questions to consider and resources to reference when building their programs.
Healthy habits are taking root in our nation’s schools. Thanks to an important commitment made possible by the Healthy, […]
Youth Movement Seen At World Dairy Expo
10/06/14 - Features
October 6, 2014 -- Last week’s annual World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin was “above average” in more ways than one. The dairy industry’s robust economy had many dairy cow enthusiasts in a great mood making the show a success for attendees and exhibitors.
“We were […]
Play Safe on the Farm
10/06/14 - Features
Farms and ranches offer children a unique environment in which to live, play, work and grow up.
With all the excitement and whirlwind of activities, potential hazards lurk around every machine shed, tractor, silo and grain bin.
Like a moth to a flame, […]
Dairy Girl Network to be introduced at World Dairy Expo
09/25/14 - Features
Women representing all aspects of the dairy industry now have an opportunity to join the Dairy Girl Network.
Expressing values to connect, inspire and achieve, the intent of the Dairy Girl Network committee is to develop appealing and applicable programming for both women operators […]
USFRA Names Faces of Farming Finalists
09/12/14 - Features
CHESTERFIELD, MO. (September 11, 2014) – Today, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA®) announced the finalists of its next class of Faces of Farming and Ranching, a nationwide search to help put real faces on agriculture. The following farmers and ranchers were named […]
Calf nutrition: Get them started right
09/04/14 - Features
Shoreview, Minn. [September 4, 2014] – Studies show feeding calves to a higher plane of nutrition may result in increased growth rates as well as decreased treatment costs and increased overall health. But what happens after the calf is weaned, do the benefits carry through post-weaning? Is it […]
Merck Recognizes 4-H Members
09/03/14 - Features
SUMMIT, N.J., September 3, 2014 – In support of its commitment to 4-H, education and the development of the next generation of industry leaders, Merck Animal Health has proudly sponsored the inaugural Young Advocates for Agriculture Award. Through this award, high school students are […]
Milk quality meeting draws international audience to Belgium
08/27/14 - Features
Ghent, Belgium served as the host site for over 650 milk quality professionals from 51 countries attending the National Mastitis Council (NMC) Regional Meeting. The meeting, held August 4-6, is the first of its kind held outside of North America and was jointly organized with the M-team at Ghent […]
World Dairy Expo Entries Due Now
08/27/14 - Features
MADISON, WIS. – Dairy cattle exhibitors are encouraged to submit their entries now for World Dairy Expo. The initial deadline, to avoid late fees, is Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 by midnight (CDT). Paper entries must be postmarked by that date to avoid late fees.
Exhibitors are encouraged to […]
Upstate Niagara Cooperative is named 2014 Best Milk in New York state
08/25/14 - Features
Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Buffalo, N.Y. has been named the 2014 “Best Milk” processor by Cornell University’s New York State Milk Quality Improvement Program. Upstate Niagara Cooperative scored a 99.4 out of a possible score of 100 to win the coveted award. Battenkill Valley […]
Margin Protection Program: Survey Participants Sought
08/25/14 - Features
August 25, 2014 -- USDA's Margin Protection Program is only weeks away from being implemented. An important question remains unanswered - how much do dairy producers know about this program, and how many plan to participate? Dairy economists Dr. Marin Bozic (University of Minnesota) and Dr. […]
Photo Contest Captures Heart of American Ag
08/18/14 - Features
Photo Contest Capture's the Heart of American Agriculture
Waterloo, IA - From day-to-day life on the farm to the complex and ever-changing agricultural industry, agriculture has proven to be one of America's most compelling stories. To preserve and tell this […]
Michigan Silage Expo Draws Hundreds
08/14/14 - Features
DES MOINES, Iowa, August 14, 2014 — More than 300 dairy producers flocked to Berlyn Acres in Fowler, Michigan, today for the annual DuPont Pioneer-led Michigan Silage Expo. The expo offered dairy producers a chance to see corn silage research plots and to hear presentations from Pioneer […]
Year One: Building Up the Future of Ag
08/13/14 - Features
Year One: Building Up the Future of Agriculture
by Krista Harden, Ag Deputy Secretary
August 13, 2014 -- One year ago this week, I was honored to be sworn in as Deputy Secretary of USDA.
Along with Secretary Vilsack, I have had the privilege to lead a remarkable team here at USDA as we have […]