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.
California producers are voting on accepting, or not, a Federal Milk Marketing Order for the state. With the deadline of May 5 fast approaching, Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News spoke with dairy economist Dr. Mark [Read More …]
Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News speaks with Annie AcMoody, dairy economist with Western United Dairymen. A producer information meeting, one of three in California hosted by WUD, had just finished on Apr. 18 in Tulare, [Read More …]
Dairy producer and consultant Geoff Vanden Heuvel talks with Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News. Both attended the the USDA’s meeting about the California FMMO on April 10, 2018 in Clovis, California.
Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News speaks of the USDA announcement regarding the Dairy Margin Protection Program, proposed imposition of tariffs on Chinese goods, and the final decision on a Federal Milk Marketing Order for California.
Joel Hastings, with DairyBusiness News interviews Jeff Mulligan who with his family milks 1300 cows near Avon, N.Y. just south of Rochester. He tells us how his farm has grown and why he is a [Read More …]
From San Antonio, Texas, Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News interviews Rene Sondergaard and Uffe Lauritsen of RYK. Rene Sondergaard, a dairy producer in Denmark who is Vice President of the board of RYK in Aarhus, [Read More …]
While the DHI system itself generates lots of information for dairy producers, the delegates to the 53rd annual meeting of NDHIA heard a variety of presentations on the rapidly increasing volume and variety of data [Read More …]