2014 World Dairy Expo Judges & Associates Selected

Jamie Johansen

The World Dairy Expo is ready to announce the official slate of 16 dairy cattle judges for the 2014 event. These experts will evaluate over 2,500 head of North America’s dairy cattle during the five-day show. Exhibitors work year-round to prepare their livestock for the opportunity to compete at this level. Awards are given out to the best in eight …

Ag Group, Events, World Dairy Expo

Time for Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Elections

Jamie Johansen

The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has announced the nine districts up for election on the 2014 Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB). District 1 Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Rusk, Sawyer and Washburn Counties District 4 Barron and Polk Counties District 7 Clark County District 10 Brown, Door and Kewaunee Counties District 13 Buffalo, Pierce and Pepin …

Ag Group, Government

Dairy Farmers Oppose Supply Management

Jamie Johansen

Dairy producer groups from across the United States have teamed up to urge Farm Bill conferees to oppose Supply Management. The proposal is known as the Dairy Market Stabilization Program (DMSP). A letter signed by numerous dairy farmer associations urges conferees to follow the lead of the House of Representatives, which rejected this controversial new dairy program to impose milk …

Ag Group, farm bill, Government

UF/IFAS Extension Helps North Florida Dairies

Jamie Johansen

North Florida dairy farmers are increasing their use of grazing and hay areas thanks to the hybrid, perennial, warm-season Tifton 85 bermuda grass, tested extensively by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ Forage Extension and Research programs. Yoana Newman, an Extension Forage Specialist with the Agronomy department, described Tifton 85 as a highly nutritious grass that …

Ag Group, Education, Forage

New York Governor Creates $21Million for Dairy Farmers

Jamie Johansen

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced nearly $21 million will be available to create new economic opportunities for New York’s dairy farmers by helping them to produce renewable energy and improve their business operations. The funding will help dairy farmers convert farm waste to energy and develop individualized business and environmental plans to reduce operating costs and increase profitability. “The …

Ag Group, Government

2014 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit

Jamie Johansen

Giant Foods and Sciopio Springs Dairy will be showcased during the opening session of the Pennsylvania Dairy Summit. The event kicks off February 12th at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, PA. These Northeast-based businesses are two of four business showcases that will be part of this year’s event, hosted by the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania and …

Ag Group, Events

Alfalfa Conference Focused on Forage Technology

Jamie Johansen

The Mid-America Alfalfa Expo & Conference has announced it’s program for the 2014 event will be focused on forage technology. The event is sponsored by the Nebraska Alfalfa Marketing Association (N.A.M.A.) and will be lead at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds in Kearney, NE February 4-5, 2014. The educational event is designed for alfalfa producers , livestock/dairy producers and others who …

Ag Group, Alfalfa, Events, Forage

Happy Thanksgiving

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s a great Thanksgiving Day message from Dairy MAX. We also wish you and yours a wonderful holiday. Life on the farm doesn’t stop on holidays. Our dairy farmers work hard each and every day to keep your family happy and healthy. Learn more at http://www.DairyMax.org. Happy Thanksgiving from our farm to your family!

Ag Group, Dairy Group, Video

Meet DairyUS – The REAL Seal of Approval

Jamie Johansen

The animated Dairy REAL Seal Character finally has a name. After a nationwide vote, the cartoon character who is helping to build awareness of the advantages of real dairy foods has been named DairyUS. The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) made the announcement today during their annual meeting. The character was modeled after the iconic REAL Seal logo and will …

Ag Group, Education, Milk, National Milk

REAL Seal Cartoon Character Contest

Chuck Zimmerman

The National Milk Producers Federation is getting REAL serious about the REAL Seal. Well, maybe not so much serious as having some fun. This is the cartoon character that has been created to help “revitalize and build awareness of the dairy industry’s iconic REAL® Seal.” There is already a “cartoon” with the character on YouTube. What would you name it? …

Ag Group, Dairy Group, National Milk, Video