Cheese & Whole Milk Powder Export Sales Assistance

Jamie Johansen

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 9 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Michigan Milk Producers Association, Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold) and Tillamook County Creamery Association to sell 2.26 million pounds (1,025 metric tons) of Cheddar, Gouda, Monterey Jack cheese and 617,294 pounds (280 metric tons) of whole milk powder to customers in Asia, the Middle East, …

Ag Group, Cheese, cooperatives, cwt, Dairy, Milk

New Holland Pavilion Progress Update

Jamie Johansen

We have the latest building project photographs from the New Holland Pavilions at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI. The countdown for this year’s Expo is getting close and the anticipation for the new state-of-the-art facility grows. At the beginning of August, the milking parlor started to take shape. Two bulk tanks arrived, each holding 2,000 gallons. The masonry …

Ag Group, Dairy, New Holland, World Dairy Expo

Ready for Alltech Global Dairy & Beef

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello from Paris AgWired fans. I just arrived and am waiting on a shuttle to the Alltech Global Dairy & Beef in Deauville, France. This year’s event kicks off with a reception this evening (after I have a nap!). In addition to attending this event I will also be spending a day at the 2014 Normandy Alltech FEI World Equestrian …

Alltech, Alltech Global Dairy/Beef, Animal Health, Beef, Dairy

World Dairy Expo Entries Due Now

Jamie Johansen

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 submit entries on the user-friendly Expo online entry system. The Premium Book is available online …

Ag Group, Dairy, World Dairy Expo

Free BQA Certification for Beef and Dairy Producers

Jamie Johansen

For the third time, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) is supporting the checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program by sponsoring all online certifications this fall for producers who enroll from September 1-October 31. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. will pick up the $25-$50 certification fee for beef or dairy producers who are interested in becoming certified or recertified during this period. …

Agribusiness, Beef, Boehringer Ingelheim, BQA, Dairy, Education

UF/IFAS Family Day at the Dairy Farm returns Oct. 25, 2014

Jamie Johansen

University of Florida supporters have something new to look forward to this fall – the return of Family Day at the Dairy Farm, a popular open house held at the UF dairy farm in Hague and presented by UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences with support from Florida Dairy Farmers and UF’s College of Veterinary Medicine. In past years, …

Ag Group, Dairy, Education, Events

U.S. Dairy Seeks Next Class of Stewardship Stars

Jamie Johansen

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, established under the leadership of dairy farmers, is now accepting nominations for the 2015 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards. The awards recognize outstanding dairy farms, businesses and partnerships for socially responsible, economically viable and environmentally sound practices. These practices, large and small, are steps that add up to promote the health and well-being of consumers, …

Ag Group, award, Dairy, sustainability

NMPF Pleased with Margin Protection Program

Jamie Johansen

The new margin protection insurance program for dairy farmers, which was developed by the National Milk Producers Federation and enacted in the 2014 Farm Bill, was formally unveiled by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. NMPF said it is pleased with the overall provisions of the new program, and urged farmers to begin familiarizing themselves with what will be a “valuable tool” …

Ag Group, Dairy, National Milk

USDA Unveils Dairy Farm Risk Management Program

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA has announced farmers can enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program starting September 1, 2014 and the agency has launched a new web tool to help producers with the program. Established under the 2014 Farm Bill, the voluntary program provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the difference between the price of milk and feed costs falls below …

Dairy, farm bill, usda