World Dairy Expo Unveils 50th Anniversary Painting

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Company Announcement, Dairy, Dairy Business, Events, World Dairy Expo

A commemorative painting was unveiled last week during the World Dairy Expo Summer Board Meeting and Friends of Expo Volunteer Picnic, hosted by Vita Plus Corporation. The painting, completed by artist Larry Schultz, served as the official kick-off for World Dairy Expo’s 50th Anniversary. Expo officials first approached Schultz four years ago about creating a painting for Expo’s 50th Anniversary. … Read More

This Month's Dairy Market Report

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Dairy, Dairy Business, economics, Markets, Milk, Price

This month’s Dairy Market Report from the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) shows that increased production per cow and expectations for additional milk production growth has dampened the outlook for milk prices for the remainder of 2016. The report also finds that rising inventories have placed pressure on pot market prices for Cheddar cheese. The pressure will soon be reflected … Read More

Dairy Groups Continue to Challenge WHO Proposal

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Dairy Business, Health, International, National Milk

The U.S. dairy industry has urged the White House to challenge a proposal from the World Health Organization (WHO) that discourages the consumption of dairy products by young children. The advice contradicts the recommendations of respected national and global health organizations that endorse milk for its nutritional value. In a letter to the Obama Administration, the International Dairy Foods Association … Read More

WI Dairy Farmers Question Trump On #FarmLabor

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Agribusiness, Dairy, Dairy Business, dairy farming, economics, Farming, Labor, Policy, politics

Many Presidential candidates are spending a significant amount of time in Wisconsin this week in anticipation of the state’s presidential primary next week, including Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, and the Wisconsin dairy community used the many political events as an opportunity to help the candidate understand the incredibly important role that immigrant labor plays in the Wisconsin agricultural sector … Read More

DFA Reports 2015 Financial Results

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Agribusiness, Dairy, Dairy Business, DFA, economics, Finance, Marketing

At the Annual Meeting held this week, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) officials reported a net income of $94.1 million. The value is a significant increase from the Cooperative’s $43.1 million income in 2014, and is attributable to strong performances from DFA’s commercial operations and affiliates. DFA’s 2015 net sales totaled $13.8 billion, compared to $17.9 billion in 2014. Low … Read More

DBA Names New Industry Relations Director

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, consumer, Dairy, Dairy Business, University

The Dairy Business Association (DBA) has hired Maria Woldt, a communications consultant with deep roots in agriculture, for the organization’s new Director of Industry Relations. Woldt will oversee initiatives that work to enhance DBA’s engagement with corporate partners, agriculture groups and community organizations. “Collaboration is so important to what we do and what we will need to do going forward … Read More

Former Buzzfeed VP Talks Ag Marketing

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Audio, Communications, Dairy Business, Dairy Strong, Internet, Marketing, Social Media

The 2016 Dairy Strong conference featured a variety of exceptional keynote presentations, with many presenters coming from outside of the agriculture sector, but few would argue that any of them made as strong of an impact as Jonathan Perelman’s. Perelman is the Head the Digital Ventures at ICM Partners, the former Vice President of Motion Pictures at Buzzfeed, the former … Read More

Scott Walker Addresses Dairy Strong 2016

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Audio, Dairy, Dairy Business, Government

The second annual Dairy Strong conference, held in Madison, Wisconsin, began its first full day with an opening address from Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Though the Dairy Strong conference is internationally attended and focuses on global collaboration, there is no denying that Wisconsin is one of the dairy industry’s shining stars. Walker’s speech highlighted the value of Wisconsin’s dairy industry, … Read More

Alltech Dairy School Puts Focus on Teamwork

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Agribusiness, Alltech, Dairy, Dairy Business, Education

2016 will mark the 12th annual Alltech Wisconsin Dairy School, held Thursday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin. This year’s theme, “One Team, One Dream,” urges dairy industry professionals to come together and strategize in collaboration towards creating a better dairy industry. Wisconsin Dairy School is a day dedicated to farmers, nutritionists … Read More

Vita Plus Dairy Team Grows

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Company Announcement, Dairy, Dairy Business, Nutrition

Vita Plus is continuing to best serve their customers throughout the Upper Midwest by adding five new members to its dairy team this month. In their new roles, Anna Blake, PJ Neff, Margaret Quaassdorff, Matt Thistle, and Greg Wiener will work closely with fellow Vita Plus consultants, dealer partners, and dairy producers. They will continue to promote the mission of … Read More