GEA Rotary Parlors with AutoRotor™ PerFormer CX360

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Dairy, dairy farming, Equipment, Milk, Milking Parlor

The GEA AutoRotor™ PerFormer CX360 has taken rotary parlors to the next level with its new design, increased labor efficiency and improved cow comfort while also including a five-year warranty on the platform and rollers. “For more than two decades, rotary parlors have revolutionized dairy production around the world and now the AutoRotor™ PerFormer CX360 advances them to a whole … Read More

Finger Millet Saves Water in Dairy Production

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Ag Research Service, Dairy, dairy farming, Nutrition, sustainability, usda, Water

As the sustained increase in dairy production throughout the Southern High Plains region of West Texas and New Mexico continues to stretch the area’s Ogallala Aquifer beyond capacity, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have looked to the efforts of Indian cattle farmers for an attempt to lower the area’s water usage. The potential solution involves replacing corn silage and … Read More

NMPF Talks Trade at Congressional Hearing

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Dairy, dairy farming, Dairy Group, Government, National Milk, Policy, Trade

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 … Read More

Acres & Avenues Launches Second Season

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Communications, consumer, Dairy, Dairy Checkoff, dairy farming, Dairy Management Inc., Education

Dairy Management Incorporated (DMI) has announced that the checkoff-funded Acres and Avenues online video series, designed to advance the conversation and help people reconnect with dairy farmers who produce our nation’s milk supply, launched its second season on June 1, 2016. Acres and Avenues chronicles a unique cultural exchange and job shadow experience between dairy farmers and millennials, where both … Read More

Gowan Announces Dairy Guarantee Program

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Competition, Dairy, dairy farming, Harvest, Silage

Gowan USA, LLC recently announced that its new Affiance Fungicide Guarantee Program is available for dairy producers throughout the United States. “We’re so confident in the ability of Affiance Fungicide to increase the feed value of corn silage that we’re offering this ironclad guarantee,” stated Chad Dyer, Affiance Product Manager for Gowan. “Dairy producers just need to purchase one case … Read More

Thristy Land Debut Huge Success

Joanna SchroederAgribusiness, Audio, dairy farming, Movie Review, Water

As a hush came over the theater and the lights went down for the opening scene of the documentary Thirsty Land, the sound of rain pounding on the roof served as background noise. A bit ironic. Especially in light of meeting a community in California that has run out of water. Thirsty Land, directed and produced by Conrad Weaver, focuses … 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 Honors Seven Members of Distinction

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, award, Dairy, dairy farming, DFA, Farming

Each year, one member farm from each of the Dairy Farmers of America’s (DFA) seven regions is honored during the DFA Annual Banquet. The 2016 Members of Distinction are: The Central Region honors went to the Hanke family, Hanke Farms Inc, of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. Though multiple disasters have struck the operation, including a massive silo collapse, personal tragedy, and … Read More

Young CA Dairy Leaders To Ride on Rose Parade® Float

Jamie JohansenAdvocate, Ag Group, Dairy, Dairy Checkoff, dairy farming, Food

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) has named the five float riders who will represent the state’s more than 1,400 dairy families on its inaugural “Adventures in Real Food” Rose Parade® Float. The CMAB selected young dairy and farming leaders who have dedicated their time and efforts to advocate for the industry. “As an industry that brings an abundance of … Read More

Dairy Methane Digester Study

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Dairy, dairy farming, environment, Methane

Dairy Care says dairy methane digesters are among the most cost-effective investments California has made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help achieve the their climate change prevention goals, according to a new study by Ramboll Environ. The study examines how cap and trade auction proceeds are being invested by the California Air Resources Board. “Dairy anaerobic digesters are a … Read More