To Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Cindy Zimmerman

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that …

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Producer Confidence Index Rebounds

Cindy Zimmerman

Farmers and ranchers were more optimistic by the end of the year in 2014 than they were before the harvest, according DTN/The Progressive Farmer which has been tracking the Agribusiness Confidence Index (ACI) since 2010. Producers’ overall confidence index increased about four percent in December compared to August when the value fell below 100% (neutral) for the first time since …

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Top Animal.AgWired Stories for 2014

Cindy Zimmerman

Animal.AgWired.com was given its new name at the beginning of 2014 and we have expanded our audience from primarily dairy to all meat and protein animals and our readership has more than doubled! In keeping with our annual tradition, here are the top ten stories on Animal.AgWired in 2014. This is based solely on our Word Press statistics, which heavily …

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FARMLAND on Demand for Thanksgiving

Cindy Zimmerman

The feature film Farmland is now available for rent and purchase via On Demand platforms – providing more people with the opportunity to view the film from their own homes and digital devices. The film’s move to digital platforms takes place this month, following a successful four-week run on Hulu.com and Hulu Plus. Farmland is available for digital download via …

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NMPF Praises Introduction of Voluntary GMO Labeling Bill

Jamie Johansen

The National Milk Producers Federation today applauded introduction of legislation establishing federal standards for the safety and labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients (GMOs). Under the bill, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, introduced by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS), the Food and Drug Administration will set standards for companies that wish to label their products as containing or …

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CWT Assists in 4 Million lbs. in Export Sales

Jamie Johansen

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 10 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Foremost Farms USA, Michigan Milk Producers Association, Upstate Niagara Cooperative (O-AT-KA) and Tillamook County Creamery Association to sell 220,462 pounds of Cheddar cheese, 2.535 million pounds of 82% butter and 1.268 million pounds of whole milk powder to customers in Africa, Central America, Europe, …

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More Assistance From Cooperatives Working Together

Jamie Johansen

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 12 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association, Michigan Milk Producers Association, Tillamook County Creamery Association and United Dairymen of Arizona to sell 912,714 pounds of Cheddar and Gouda cheese, 1.355 million pounds of 82% butter and 606,271 pounds of whole milk powder to customers …

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More Cheese and Butter Export Sales Assisted By CWT

Jamie Johansen

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 29 requests for export assistance from Bongards Creameries, Dairy Farmers of America, Foremost Farms USA, Maryland Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association and Tillamook County Creamery Association to sell 5.758 million pounds of Cheddar, Gouda and Monterey Jack cheese and 551,156 pounds of butter to customers in Asia, Central America, the Middle East and North …

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#Felfie Hashtag Explodes

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Have you taken and posted your #felfie yet? Don’t miss out on this fun meme – grab your smart phone and start snapping photos! Post them to your social media sites and tag with #felfie Back in December, the Irish Farmer’s Journal launched a contest soliciting self-shots from farmers posing with their livestock, riding 2013’s selfie wave to humanize the …

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