Milking Parlor Podcast: New Rules for Organic Pastures

John DavisAudio, Milking Parlor, Novus International, Organic, Podcast, The Milking Parlor, usda

The USDA has issued the final rule on organic access to pasture. This rule amends the National Organic Program (NOP) regulations to clarify the use of pasture in raising organic ruminants. USDA officials say the final rule provides certainty to consumers that organic livestock production is a pasture based system in which animals are actively grazing pasture during the grazing … Read More

Podcast from Cattle Industry Conference

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Beef Checkoff, Communication, Milking Parlor, Novus International

Dairy farmers are also beef producers and their representation on the Cattlemen’s Beef Board which administers the $1 per head beef checkoff was at the very top level this past year in chairperson Lucinda Williams, a dairy producer from Massachusetts. Despite keeping up a hectic schedule of meetings this past year, Lucinda still managed to find time to make checkoff-themed … Read More

Milking Parlor Podcast from World Dairy Expo

Cindy ZimmermanAlpharma, Audio, Charleston-Orwig, Government, Hoard's Dairyman, Holstein Association, Industry News, Milking Parlor, Novus International, Podcast, Price, The Milking Parlor, World Dairy Expo

World Dairy Expo Photo Album World Dairy Diary coverage of World Dairy Expo is sponsored by: This edition of the Milking Parlor podcast focuses on the Dairy Price Stabilization Program proposed by Holstein Association USA as a way to address the current dairy industry economic situation and minimize milk price volatility for the long term. I spoke with John Meyer, … Read More

Ag Secretary Listens to California Dairy Farmers

Cindy ZimmermanFort Dodge Animal Health, General, Industry News, Milking Parlor, Price, usda

In the largest dairy producing area of the top dairy state, it was no surprise that dairy was the number one topic addressed during a visit by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to Modesto, California last week on his Rural Tour. Vilsack was joined at the event by California Congressman Dennis Cardoza, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan and California Secretary … Read More

Milking Parlor Podcast on Dairy Issues

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Fort Dodge Animal Health, General, Industry News, Milking Parlor, Podcast, Policy, Price, The Milking Parlor, usda

This edition of the Milking Parlor podcast focuses on what is being done on the national level to address the current dairy industry crisis. From congressional actions to USDA to the dairy industry itself, we hear from Congressman John Boccieri, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, University of Wisconsin Ag Economist Dr. Bruce Jones and National Milk Producers Federation … Read More