Milking Parlor: Small Influencers and Big Consumers

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The dairy industry is trying to win over small groups of influencers… and large groups of consumers as well. In this edition of the Milking Parlor, we talk with Stacy Dohle from the Midwest Dairy Association and Dairy Management Incorporated to hear how they are trying to win over those influencers, such as nutritionists, to the value dairy products have …

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Forage Forum on Choosing a Silage Inoculant

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This edition of the Pioneer Forage Forum podcast features Pioneer Western Livestock Information Manager Bill Ramsey our topic today is how to choose an effective silage inoculant for appropriate silage feed. Listen to the podcast here: To see all archived Pioneer Forage Forum podcasts, click here.

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Forage Forum on Kernel Processing in Northeast

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Here is another in our series of Pioneer Hi-Bred Forage Forum podcasts about the importance of proper kernel processing in different areas of the country. This interview focuses on the New York and New England with Pioneer dairy specialist Kevin Putnam. Kevin talks about the major benefits to dairy producers of proper kernel processing, the recommended parameters for settings, testing …

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Milking Parlor: Farm Bill Has Much for Dairy to Like

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The U.S. Senate has passed the The Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012, better known as the Farm Bill, getting through that chamber by a bipartisan vote of 64 to 35. That bipartisan support pleased Senate Agriculture Chair Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and the ranking member of the committee, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS). The vote also pleased the …

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Forage Forum on Kernel Processing in Midwest

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Pioneer Hi-Bred‘s Forage Forum has done a series of interviews about the importance of proper kernel processing in different areas of the country. Our first podcast focuses on the Midwest with Tim Hageman, Pioneer livestock specialist in northeast Iowa. Tim talks about the major benefits to dairy producers of proper kernel processing, the recommended parameters for settings, testing for quality. …

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Forage Forum on Spring Alfalfa Challenges

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Planting delays seem to be consuming the thoughts and energy of most growers this spring. But with the alfalfa crop maturing, don’t be tempted to delay that important first crop cutting. Hear what Alan Patterson, dairy specialist with Pioneer Hi-Bred, says about spring alfalfa challenges in this edition of Pioneer’s Forage Forum. Listen to the podcast here: To see all …

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Milking Parlor: Dairy Price Support Without Tax Dollars

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A report out of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri shows that a federal Dairy Market Support Program (DMSP) could help keep up prices without using any tax dollars to do so. FAPRI Associate Director and dairy & livestock analyst Scott Brown says they looked at how the National Milk Producers Federation used …

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Pioneer Forage Forum Discusses Roundup Ready Alfalfa

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Roundup Ready® alfalfa is back on the market again. Robin Newell, Pioneer senior forage business manager, discusses this recent decision and Pioneer® brand alfalfa offerings in this edition of Pioneer’s Forage Forum. Listen to the podcast here: To see all archived Pioneer Forage Forum podcasts, click here. Subscribe to Forage Forum here.

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Milking Parlor: Profits Tighter But Dairy Herd Expanding

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Prospects for dairy farmers are mixed for this year, with milk prices going up but profits being a bit lower… that’s the word out of the recent USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum. In this edition of the Milking Parlor, we hear from Ag Department dairy analyst Roger Hoskins, who told the group gathered for the forum that feed prices have gone …

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Milking Parlor: Dairy Man Becomes VP of NCBA

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Beef operations are a big part of any dairy farm, so it’s only fitting that a dairy man has risen to one of the top leadership positions at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). During the recent Cattle Industry Convention in Denver, Scott George, a family dairy farmer from Cody, Wyoming, was elected as the new vice president for NCBA, …

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