Legendary Heffering Dies

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Pete Heffering passed away on March 3, at the age of 80. Heffering was well-known in the dairy industry for his visionary breeding program. Not only did Heffering win the coveted Klussendorf and Curtis Clark Awards for his achievements in dairy circles, he also had been inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame and Canadian Agriculture Hall of …

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Webinars Available on Digester Systems

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Two educational webinars, planned for March 14, will examine finance issues and technology options for installing and maintaining anaerobic digester systems. The webinars, each three hours in length, will address two critical issues in the decision-making process: financing installation and operation of a digester system, as well as the rate of return on the investment, and technology options–what they are …

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Keep Milk N.Y.'s Official Beverage

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N.Y. dairy farmers – here’s an issue that needs your attention. Maybe Governor Cuomo should hear your side of the story too. We here at WDD encourage you to take action! Music mogul Russell Simmons wants New York’s governor to pull the plug on milk from cows. The hip-hop impresario writes in a letter to Andrew Cuomo that milk should …

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Register Today for DCHA Conference

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The Dairy Calf & Heifer Association (DCHA) will be “Creating Golden Opportunities” at the 2012 Conference, March 20-21, 2012, in Visalia, Calif. Conference highlights include: Three highly instructive wet labs, over 20 breakout sessions, sessions in Spanish on Tuesday, California farm tour, and a first-class trade show. Online registration is now open. Below are just a few of the topics …

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I-29 Dairy Conference Coming Soon

Cindy Zimmerman

The Seventh Annual I-29 Dairy Conference coming up Feb. 8 and 9 in Sioux Falls will Focus on Global Dairy Issues under the theme, “Now and in the Future.” The event is coordinated by dairy extension specialists from South Dakota State University, North Dakota State University, Iowa State University, University of Minnesota and the University of Nebraska. Additional partners coordinating …

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Cumberland Dairy Chairman Dies

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The dairy industry lost another prominent leader this week, Carmine Catalana III, 81, the chairman of the Cumberland Dairy board. Catalana spent more than half a century with Cumberland Dairy, from serving as his parents’ business partner to chairman of the board — the most recent position he held. “For my family and our company, we are deeply saddened by …

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Maroney to Speak in Vermont

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Join James Maroney, author of “The Political Economy of Milk” on August 12, 2011 in South Royalton, Vt. Maroney will speak on the “get big or get out” theory and the governmental issues during the quarterly Bob-White Systems’ Cheese Night. The Cheese Night will be held at the Bob-White Systems farmstead dairy store on the Town Green in South Royalton …

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Change Federal Dairy Status Quo

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A recent news release from National Milk Producers Federation explains why the current federal dairy policies need to change, and how Foundation for the Future, including the Dairy Producer Margin Protection Program and the Dairy Market Stabilization Program, can help. Dairy producers realize that the status quo protections offered by current federal policies have failed them during the past decade …

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Iconic "Butter Cow Lady" Dies

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Many sympathies to the family of Norma Duffield Stong Lyon, better known as Duffy Lyon, or the “Butter Cow Lady.” Duffy passed away on Sunday morning. Lyon sculpted the famous State Fair Butter Cow from 1960 until her retirement in 2004. Lyon studied at Iowa State University and was interested in becoming a veterinarian but the program did not accept …

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Stand-Up for Chocolate Milk

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There’s been a lot of press this month around school kids and chocolate milk. Many schools are considering taking the nutrient-dense offering from lunch lines. As a dairy farmer, you should take action to stand-up for chocolate milk. Share information with teachers, school nurses, principals, the cafeteria management and school board members; as well as other parents. Here are several …

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