Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance Showcased

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The Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance (DSSA) was among projects chosen from around the country to be featured in panel discussions at the 2016 Sustainable Agriculture Summit, held Nov. 15-16 in Atlanta. DSSA works to help farmers, processors, food companies and others who are connected to the production of dairy foods, from the farm to the grocery store, show tangible improvements …

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Dairy Farmer Leaders Receive Prestigious Lyng Award

Jamie Johansen

The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB) honored Steve Frischknecht, a dairy farmer from Manti, Utah and Donald Gurtner, a dairy farmer from Fremont, Ind. as the 2016 recipients of the Richard E. Lyng Award for their contributions and distinguished service to dairy promotion. Each were recognized at the joint NDB, National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and United Dairy …

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October Dairy Market Report

Jamie Johansen

The October issue of the National Milk Producers Federation and Dairy Management Inc. Dairy Market Report shows milk prices continued a generally solid recovery from their late-spring low through August, but subsequent changes in Class III and Class IV prices and increased milk production suggest milk prices may have reached a ceiling for the time being. Milk prices continued a …

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Dairy Groups Challenge Protectionist Dairy Policy in Canada

Jamie Johansen

Dairy organizations in the United States, Australia, the European Union, Mexico and New Zealand issued a joint letter to their respective trade and agriculture officials, expressing indignation about Canada’s recent actions to deepen its restrictions on dairy trade. The groups said Canada’s policies violate “international trade obligations, hold out the prospect of trade diversion with attendant global price-depressing impacts and …

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July Dairy Market Report

Jamie Johansen

The July issue of the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and Dairy Management Inc. Dairy Market Report is not out and suggests milk prices will likely bottomed out for the year. Find the complete report here. June Federal Milk Marketing Order prices were up over the previous month, as were Class III and Class IV prices. The dairy futures markets …

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Ayrshire Ambassadors Coop Founded

Jamie Johansen

The Ayrshire Ambassadors Cooperative was founded in 2016 by a group of dairymen who want to be outspoken advocates of the Ayrshire breed. These individuals believe in the Ayrshire’s potential to regain relevance along with national recognition for its economic advantages; and, they share an excitement about opportunities to excel in both the commercial dairy market, and in niche markets …

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DeLaval Releases Video On Innovation

Lizzy Schultz

As a part of National Dairy month, DeLaval has released a video, titled “Your Future is Our Why,” that highlights the company’s long term commitments to sustainability and innovation in the dairy industry, and showcases how those two concepts are incredibly interconnected. “We’re the innovation engine of this industry and we’re not going anywhere,” the video states. “We’re gonna be …

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NMPF Talks Trade at Congressional Hearing

Jamie Johansen

At a congressional hearing Tuesday on Capitol Hill, National Milk Producers Federation Chairman Randy Mooney said that well-negotiated trade agreements have the potential to increase export opportunities for America’s dairy farmers, but he warned that the terms of free trade agreements must be tenaciously enforced. Mooney, a dairy farmer from Rogersville, MO, told the House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee …

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Farm Journal Media Partners With Dairy Girl Network

Lizzy Schultz

Dairy Girl Network (DGN) and Farm Journal Media have just announced an exclusive media partnership through Farm Journal’s flagship dairy brand Dairy Herd Management. The goal of the partnership is extending the outreach and improving the relationships between dairy women across the country. “The partnership with Farm Journal and its dairy publication, Dairy Herd Management, allows our fast- growing organization …

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2016 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards Winners

Jamie Johansen

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy® has announced its fifth annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards. The program recognizes dairy farms, businesses and partnerships whose sustainable practices positively impact the health and well-being of consumers, communities, animals and the environment. This year’s winners addressed waste and nutrient management, food insecurity, water quality protection, energy efficiency and other sustainability issues. “The nine …

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