Winners of Pennsylvania Forage Analysis Announced

Jamie Johansen

The winners of the first-ever Pennsylvania Forage Analysis Competition were announced at the 2014 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit, held Feb. 12 – 13 in State College, PA. Three winners in each category were announced at the Dairy Summit, with the first prize receiving $1,000, second prize receiving $500 and third prize receiving $250. Hosts of this competition included the Penn State …

Ag Group, award, Forage

CWT Assists with 5 Million Lbs of Cheese & Butter Exports

Jamie Johansen

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 21 requests for export assistance from Bongards Creameries, Dairy Farmers of America, Land O’Lakes, Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative, Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold) and Tillamook County Creamery Association to sell 4.149 million pounds (1,882 metric tons) of Cheddar, Gouda and Monterey Jack cheese, and 848,780 pounds (385 metric tons) of 82% butter to …

Ag Group, Cheese, Export

Waddell, Osborne Honored With Industry Awards

Jamie Johansen

The Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association presented two leadership awards during the closing luncheon of the Pennsylvania Dairy Summit, held last Thursday in State College, Pa. The organization honored Rob Waddell, Townville, PA., as the 2014 Charles E. Cowan Memorial Award recipient, and Irene Benner Osborne, Millerstown, PA., as the 2014 Distinguished Dairy Woman recipient. The Dairymen’s Association was initially formed in …

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Farm Bill With Dairy Reform Signed

Cindy Zimmerman

President Obama traveled to Michigan State University to sign the Agricultural Act of 2014 on Friday. “Despite its name, the farm bill is not just about helping farmers,” President Obama told the small crowd invited for the signing. “Secretary Vilsack calls it a jobs bill, an innovation bill, an infrastructure bill, a research bill, a conservation bill. It’s like a …

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Nominees Sought for Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board

Jamie Johansen

The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is inviting Wisconsin dairy farmers who are interested in serving the state’s dairy industry and shaping its future to submit a nomination to represent their district as a Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) director. DATCP oversees the nomination and election process and recently announced the 9 out of 25 districts currently …

Ag Group, Milk

Attend 2014 DBA Access Symposium

Jamie Johansen

The Dairy Business Association (DBA) would like to formally invite you to attend the 2014 Access Symposium February 18-19, 2014 at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI. DBA takes a proactive approach to promoting the modernization of the dairy industry through lobbying and grassroots and community efforts. On the first day of this year’s conference, State Secretaries including Sec. Cathy Stepp, …

Ag Group, Events

Summit Offers One-Day Tracks At Discounted Rates

Jamie Johansen

The Pennsylvania Dairy Summit has just packaged a producer and retail showcase and four breakout sessions into each of the two program days. This will allow producers to get away from the farm and gather valuable industry insight on hands-on information to bring back to their operations. The Dairy Summit is scheduled for February 12-13th at the Penn Stater Conference …

Ag Group, Education, Events

Dairy Challenge Prepares & Educates Students

Jamie Johansen

The Midwest Dairy Challenge is right around the corner. Fox Valley Technical College will serve as host for the event held February 5-7, 2014 in Appleton, WI. Dairy students from 18 schools in 10 states will be attending the prominent education event for college students planning a career in the dairy industry. “On behalf of Fox Valley Technical College and …

Ag Group, Competition, Education, Events

CWT Assists with Cheese and Butter Export Sales

Jamie Johansen

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 13 requests for export assistance from Land O’Lakes, Maryland Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association, Michigan Milk Producers Association and Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold) to sell 2.028 million pounds of Cheddar, Gouda and Monterey Jack cheese and 2.457 million pounds of butter to customers in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The product …

Ag Group, Butter, Cheese, cooperatives, cwt

Nominate 2014 World Dairy Expo Person of the Year

Jamie Johansen

Expo exhibitors, dairy producers, academic staff and dairy organizations are encouraged to nominate people who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and excellence with their farming operation or the industry for the 2014 World Dairy Expo Person of the Year award. You have until February 15 to make your nominations. Individuals will be honored at the Dinner with the Stars during World …

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