The California Federal Milk Marketing Order officially began on Nov. 1. With nearly 20% of the nation’s milk supply, it will not only affect California producers but its impact will be felt across the country. [Read More …]
Joel Hastings with DairyBusiness News looks at a dozen dairies with digesters capturing methane from some 35,000 cows, 22 miles of underground pipeline, and a bio gas processing operation. All this was recognized at Calgren [Read More …]
A dairy sustainability summit? That’s the topic DairyBusiness and Publisher Joel Hastings discusses with Michael Boccadoro, Executive Director of California Dairy Cares. This association of producers, processors and industry supporters says its mission is “the [Read More …]
Gene editing with CRISPR technology opens a new chapter in livestock breeding. Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness spoke with with Tad Sonstegard, Chief Scientific Officer for the food animal division of Recombinetics, a firm which has [Read More …]
Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News interviews Wisconsin Dairy Producer and ag businessman Cody Heller, who tells us about his firm’s plans for dairy development in Indonesia, exporting U.S. cattle and equipment. With his family he [Read More …]
Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News interviews a longtime dairy cooperative representative in Washington D.C., Bob Gray, who provides an inside look at the new North American trade deal and the farm bill. An extremely informative [Read More …]
Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News speaks to Doug Wilke, CEO of Valley Queen Cheese Factory in Milbank, South Dakota, who talks about the long heritage and the bright future for what is currently the largest [Read More …]
The new Dairy Revenue Protection insurance program becomes available October 9. Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness interviews Rice Dairy’s Ryan Yonkman, who provides an overview of the opportunities it can provide producers of any herd size. After [Read More …]
USDA Secretary Perdue has proposed to move the Economic Research Service and the National & Institute of Food & Agriculture out of Washington DC. This effort caught many ag organizations by surprise, creating concern about [Read More …]
Nate Donnay, Director of Dairy Market Insight for INTL FCStone Financial, provided an overview of global dairy markets in his article in the September 3 issue of DairyBusiness Digital. In this conversation with Joel Hastings [Read More …]
The 2018 Dairy Profit Seminar Series at Empire Farm Days, sponsored by DairyBusiness, featured a presentation by Dairy One on the theme of getting more value from DHI records – Data to Dollars. The value [Read More …]
This Week in Dairy Video Interview: With the dairy industry in crisis, many ideas for price relief have been put forward. Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News speaks with Mark Mcafee of the California Dairy Campaign advocating [Read More …]
Holstein Association USA pays tribute to dairy farmers across the nation during the second episode of Holstein America. The hour-long program, sponsored by Merck Animal Health, shines a spotlight on some of the people who [Read More …]
The 2018 Dairy Profit Seminars Series at Empire Farm Days, sponsored by DairyBusiness, featured a panel by the Northeast Dairy Producers Association (NEDPA), who discuss dairy consumer relations, social media, and how everyone can better [Read More …]
Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News interviews Dairy Journalist Sherry Bunting about the dairy industry meeting held on Aug. 13 in Albany, NY. Producers’ pain and frustration were evident – how to solve the low prices. [Read More …]
If you haven’t seen this yet, here is a little humor to a serious issue in the dairy industry. What a great video!
Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News interviews Dan Sheldon, a partner with his family in Woody Hill Farm at Salem, NY, where Dan talks about his commitment to dairy records through the DHI system used for [Read More …]
Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News interviews Steven Rowe of Newtrient LLC. Stimulating new technologies in manure management is what Newtrient LLC is all about. CEO Steven Rowe explains how this joint venture by leading dairy [Read More …]
This week Steve and Pat Maddox of RuAnn and Maddox dairies explain several of the related genetic businesses they run as part of their dairy operations – nearly 5000 milking age registered Holstein cows. The fourth generation of [Read More …]
A Washington State based manufacturer of anerobic digesters is introducing innovative water purification technology for dairy and livestock manure. Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News interviews Michael Grossman of Regenis, based in Ferndale, Washington, who describes [Read More …]
Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News talks with Bob Wellington, longtime dairy economist at Agri-Mark Cooperative, which is based in Andover, Mass. He describes the letter sent to USDA Secretary Perdue, advocating minimum wholesale prices for [Read More …]
This Week in Dairy with Joel Hastings features Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), who supports the Sprint Accelerator program for new high-tech businesses in Kansas City. This week Kevin Strathman, senior VP of finance, describes [Read More …]
Brothers Jack and John Postma milk 1700 cows near Modesto, Calif. Last fall they moved part of the herd into a 600-cow freestall barn equipped with Lely robots. Recently TDR, the local dealer, organized an [Read More …]
This week, Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News interviews dairy farmer Darin Von Ruden from Westby, Wisconsin, who is Board President of the Wisconsin Farmers Union. In the face of concerns over dairy trade, he contends [Read More …]
In the video below, Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News interview With Laurie Fischer of the American Dairy Coalition (ADC) regarding immigration reform and activities on Capitol Hill.
Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News interviews Tim Trotter of Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative in Green Bay, Wisconsin about the organization and current challenges with trade and export.
Joel Hastings talks with Michael McMahon of E-Z Acres Farm in Homer, N.Y. Mike and his family milk 700 cows and farm 2300 acres south of Syracuse. They are one of three dairy farm families [Read More …]
With dairy producers under seemingly endless financial pressure, we talk this week with Financial Consultant John Ellsworth who shares some management strategies aimed at improving margins.
Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News interviews Executive Director Keith Marsh about the brand new Indiana Ag & Tech School that will begin classes for students grades 7 – 12 this July. They talk about this [Read More …]
Dairy exports to Mexico have been in the headlines this week. Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News interviews Jaime Castaneda of the Dairy Export Council, who shares his insights on NAFTA and U.S. dairy trade.