It’s Undeniably Dairy Month

cindy zimmerman

There are months and days to celebrate just about everything these days, but few have been celebrated for 80 years like dairy in June. National Dairy Month officially kicks off today, which is World Milk Day, and to celebrate 80 years dairy farmers are “opening their barn doors” and inviting people to their local farms to visit. To spotlight the …

AgWired Animal, Dairy

May Dairy Market Report

Jamie Johansen

The May 2017 Dairy Market Report produced by the National Milk Producers Federation and sponsored by Dairy Management Inc. shows a rally in cash and futures prices. The rate of milk production growth began to moderate during the first quarter, but additional milk production continues to generate American cheese at a faster rate than total consumption, driving up inventories and …

Ag Group, Dairy, Dairy Management Inc., National Milk

National Dairy FARM’s 2017 Evaluator Conference

Jamie Johansen

The second annual National Dairy FARM Program Evaluator Conference will be held in Indianapolis, Ind., from July 18-19. More than 400 certified FARM Program evaluators will have the chance to network and discuss relevant topics in animal care, environmental stewardship and antibiotic stewardship. FARM evaluators will spend a day with Elanco staff, focusing on professional development and learning more about …

Ag Group, Cattle, Dairy

Land O’Lakes, Inc. Dairy Accelerator Program

Jamie Johansen

Land O’Lakes, Inc. has launched its Land O’Lakes Dairy Accelerator, a program that will provide support and mentorship to food entrepreneurs who want to grow and drive innovation in the dairy products space. “Land O’Lakes, Inc. was founded on innovation by the original entrepreneurs—farmers,” said Raquel Melo, vice president of Innovation and New Business Development at Land O’Lakes, Inc. “By …

Agribusiness, Dairy, Land O'Lakes

Moocall Text Alerts Connect Farmers to Their Animals

lizzy schultz

Emmet Savage was an Irish entrepreneur with business ventures in the areas of fashion importing and construction when he first got the idea for Moocall, a company that holds the power to revolutionize the challenges of calving season and bring a new form of smart farming technology to cattlemen all over the world. The creation and launch of Moocall sent …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Beef, Dairy, Technology

Dairy Welcomes NAFTA Action by USTR

Jamie Johansen

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) commended Robert Lighthizer, the newly confirmed U.S. Trade Representative, for taking swift action under the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act (TPA) to begin the process for modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In a notification letter sent …

Ag Group, Dairy, idfa, National Milk, Trade, USDEC

Milk Regulators Seek Proper Use of Dairy Product Terminology

Jamie Johansen

State milk regulators requested that the FDA work with them to enforce the proper use of milk and milk product labeling terms, a development the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) hailed as “the strongest statement yet that the abuse of dairy terms has gone too far.” “It’s time for FDA to work with state agencies in defending standards of identity …

Ag Group, Dairy, FDA, Milk, National Milk

Senate Ag Press USDA, USTR on Harmful Canada Dairy Pricing

Jamie Johansen

U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., sent a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, requesting continued engagement with the Canadian government regarding Canada’s implementation of dairy pricing changes as part of a new Canadian National Ingredients Strategy. “Since April of 2016, …

Ag Group, Dairy, Government, Policy, Price

DairyBusiness Moves to Digital Only Magazine

jamie johansen

Beginning June 2017, the DairyBusiness magazine will exclusively be published digitally. This change will expand circulation to at least 50,000 and frequency increased to two issues each month, says Editor and Publisher Joel Hastings. “Dairy producers and their suppliers have moved to the web. With their mobile devices online, producers monitor herd performance, operate farm equipment, check markets and of …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Dairy, Media

DMI Launches Undeniably Dairy Campaign

Lizzy Schultz

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, in partnership with Dairy Management Inc, held a press conference this afternoon to detail its launching of Undeniably Dairy, the first industrywide campaign of its kind to grow consumer confidence in dairy products. The call featured dialogue from Amber Horn-Leiterman, Wisconsin dairy farmer and Chair, National Dairy Promotion and Research Board, Barb O’Brien, President, …

Ag Group, Audio, Dairy, Dairy Checkoff, Dairy Management Inc.