Agriculture and Holstein News

Students Earn Career Training at Farm Credit East

Students Earn Career Training at Farm Credit East Enfield, Conn., Monday, June 26, 2017 — Farm Credit East is pleased to host 18 college students with career aspirations in agribusiness, accounting, finance or similar fields as part of its annual summer internship program. “Our internship program exemplifies our commitment to the future of Northeast agriculture, commercial fishing and forest products,”...

Bacon Is Still Sexy in Food Service

Bacon Is Still Sexy in Food Service Belly prices rallying in the midst of higher pork production.   Those watching the belly market received one more piece of insight in USDA’s Cold Storage report last week.  Pork belly inventories have been more than 50 percent below a year ago since November of 2016.  May marks the 10th consecutive month bellies...

‘Huge milestone’ for Delta tunnels – feds say they won’t push fish over the brink

Huge milestone’ for Delta tunnels – feds say they won’t push fish over the brink The Delta tunnels got a crucial green light Monday from two federal agencies, whose scientists said they’ve determined that the controversial project can co-exist with the endangered fish that inhabit the waters of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. In a pair of long-awaited decisions, the U.S....

CWT Assists with 1.7 Million Pounds of Cheese Export Sales

CWT Assists with 1.7 Million Pounds of Cheese Export Sales ARLINGTON, VA – Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 10 requests for export assistance from Bongards Creamery, Dairy Farmers of America and Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold) that have contracts to sell 1.695 million pounds (769 metric tons) of Cheddar cheese to customers in Asia, Central America, the Middle East and...

Governor Walker Celebrates Success of Wisconsin Cheese Industry

Governor Walker Celebrates Success of Wisconsin Cheese Industry DATCP Secretary Brancel, WEDC Secretary Hogan join Governor Walker in visiting cheese companies statewide as part of “Wisconsin Cheese Day” tour MADISON – Governor Scott Walker, Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Secretary Ben Brancel, and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Secretary and CEO Mark R. Hogan will visit six...

Supreme Court Limits Rights Of Property Owner

Supreme Court Limits Rights Of Property Owner ‘A recipe for confusion’ The Supreme Court constrained the rights of property owners Friday, establishing a test that favors government officials in assessing the loss of property value caused by government regulations. Writing for a 5-3 court, Justice Anthony Kennedy explained that state and local officials can combine separate parcels of land in assessing...

Guangdong trade delegation visits to Alltech’s European Headquarters

Guangdong trade delegation visits to Alltech’s European Headquarters To better contribute to China’s agriculture, Alltech signed a memo of understanding with Guangdong Evergreen Conglomerate to carry out research on sustainable aquaculture – On June 10, Chunhua Hu, Communist Party secretary of Guangdong, led a trade delegation consisting of representatives from the biomedicine, information and communication technology, and financial industries to visit...

E.U. High Court Ruling Preventing Imitators from Using Dairy Names

E.U. High Court Ruling Preventing Imitators from Using Dairy Names   NMPF Leaders Applaud European High Court Ruling Preventing Imitators from Using Dairy Names PARIS, FRANCE – The recent European Court of Justice ruling upholding European Union regulationst hat prevent plant-based dairy alternatives from using terms like “milk,” “cheese” and “yogurt” is a victory for the same battle occurring in...

Facebook Photo Contest / Concours de photos Facebook

Facebook Photo Contest / Concours de photos Facebook No Images? Click here Congratulations Félicitations Our Facebook Photo Contest was, once again, an incredible success. Thank you to everyone who submitted, liked, loved or shared photos. 1048 votes were cast (Liked) on 18 photos entered. All of the contest photos will be featured in the September Jersey Breeder magazine. Notre concours...

USDA Authorizes Emergency Grazing in Drought-Stricken MT, ND and SD

USDA Authorizes Emergency Grazing in Drought-Stricken MT, ND and SDUSDA Authorizes Emergency Grazing in Drought-Stricken MT, ND and SD WASHINGTON, June 23, 2017 – Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today authorized emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.  All or parts of these states are experiencing severe or extreme drought conditions –...

Labor Shortage Leaves $13 Million in Crops to Rot in Fields

Labor Shortage Leaves $13 Million in Crops to Rot in Fields Last year marked the fifth consecutive year Santa Barbara County’s agriculture industry has struggled with labor shortages, which have ranged from 15 to 26 percent. Farmers, therefore, must leave crops to rot in the fields. An estimated $13 million of strawberries, broccoli, leafy greens, and other unharvested produce were plowed...

Women’s co-op dairy in Kenya breaks agricultural glass ceiling

Women’s co-op dairy in Kenya breaks agricultural glass ceiling In 2012, Tuiya joined the Elenerai Cooperative Women Society. The group largely consists of former firewood and charcoal traders. Through dairy farming, tree planting and rain water harvesting project, they are slowly rehabilitating the landscape and building its resilience against drought. Each member of the cooperative started by contributing KS 3,000 (US$29)...

Accelerated Genetics Delegates Vote to join forces with Select Sires, Inc.

Accelerated Genetics Delegates Vote to join forces with Select Sires, Inc. Baraboo, Wis. and Westby, Wis. (June 22, 2017) – Accelerated Genetics and Select Sires, Inc. today announced they will be joining forces as a unified cooperative effective July 1, 2017. At a special delegate meeting held June 22, 2017, Accelerated Genetics officials voted in favor of uniting Select Sires...

Holstein Association USA offers Research Grant Program

Holstein Association USA offers Research Grant Program BRATTLEBORO, Vt., June 22, 2017- Holstein Association USA (HAUSA) has developed a research grant program and invites research proposals with expected outcomes to benefit the profitability of Holstein cattle.  Research may involve traditional production disciplines of genetics, nutrition, or reproduction as well as dairy foods or economics. Principal investigators at U.S. Universities and...

Lallemand Animal Nutrition continues to support professional development

Lallemand Animal Nutrition continues to support professional development Third session of Lallemand Forward professional development course focused on dairy cow, silage and nutrition management BLAGNAC, France จC June 22, 2017 จC Lallemand Animal Nutrition and Blanca continue their partnership by providing continual professional development sessions to veterinarians, nutritionists and dairy farm advisers.  The third Lallemand Forward session, attended by over...

Rural Marketing News

Rural Marketing News   John Deere introduces Frontier 3-point mounted sprayers more>> Kubota, dealership donate $250,000 in farm equipment to Austin Peay University more>> U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance awards five-year contract to Mahindra North America more>> Crosman acquired by Compass Diversified Holdings more>> The Equipment Dealers Association appoints new President more>> Grasshopper awarded National U.S. Communities Contract more>> The Outdoor...

Vilsack: NAFTA Should Take Canada’s Thumb off Scale to Increase Dairy Trade

Vilsack: NAFTA Should Take Canada’s Thumb off Scale to Increase Dairy Trade Vilsack: Modernized NAFTA Should Take Canada’s Thumb off Scale to Increase Dairy Trade by Mark O’Keefe, June 20, 2017 USDEC’s president and CEO tells a Canadian business network that an updated free-trade agreement should confront Canada’s protectionist dairy policies. Read The U.S. Dairy Export Council Managed by Dairy...

PRO-DAIRY e-Leader: June 2017

PRO-DAIRY e-Leader: June 2017   e-Leader   June 2017  In this issue: Comparing Bodily Waste Between Dairy Cows and People What do you read? Missing Protocols? Dairy AdvanCE Dairy Profit Seminars Cornell Dairy Exec Program Save the Date! Comparing bodily waste between dairy cows and people By: Karl Czymmek, PRO-DAIRY A recent court filing claims that a herd of 200 milking...

PORTNER JOINS VITA PLUS FOR SUMMER 2017

PORTNER JOINS VITA PLUS FOR SUMMER 2017   (Madison, Wis.) – Sabrina Portner was selected as the 2017 Vita Plus summer calf intern.  Based in the Madison, Wisconsin, Portner will work with Vita Plus field staff and dairy farms across the Midwest to perform a dairy cattle maternity management audit while gaining a greater understanding of the feed and livestock...

New legislation aims to repeal federal excise tax on trucks

New legislation aims to repeal federal excise tax on trucks Originally introduced in 1917 to help defray the costs of World War I, the FET now stands at 12%. Repealing the truck tax will help small businesses “invest in new equipment,” said Rep. LaMalfa. U.S. Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) introduced a bill this week that seeks to eliminate the 12% federal excise...

My Dairy Dashboard Calls for Applications by July 10

My Dairy Dashboard Calls for Applications by July 10 Data-minded dairy producers provide input in exchange for free access to mobile dashboard. Frisco, Texas – June 20, 2017 – My Dairy Dashboard is looking to partner with 30 data-minded dairy producers through their “Insiders” program that rewards ideas and feedback with first access to this mobile dashboard. My Dairy Dashboard...

Select Sires is Home to Nearly 50% of Sires on Holstein’s Top 100 TPI List

Select Sires’ Communications Team Recognized for Excellence

Select Sires’ Communications Team Recognized for Excellence   PLAIN CITY, Ohio, June 20, 2017 – Recently, the Select Sires communications team was honored during the annual Cooperative Communicators Association (CCA) Institute conference held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Each year, members of CCA can enter the communications contest in the divisions of writing, publications, photography and programs and projects. Seasoned professionals...

Prevent Planting Implications for 2017

Prevent Planting Implications for 2017 Excessive rainfall in early to mid-April delayed corn plantings, and then unfavorable growing conditions led to a larger than average percentage of the corn and soybean crops in poor to very poor conditions. These adverse growing conditions are likely to have a negative impact on crop yields in some areas. For example, USDA’s weather-adjusted trend...

Wisconsin Purebred Dairy Cattle Association News

Wisconsin Purebred Dairy Cattle Association News Plans Judging Conference  The Wisconsin Purebred Dairy Cattle Association will conduct its Dairy Cattle Judging Conference on Saturday, July 1, 2017. The conference will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Lost-Elm Jerseys, Jason Luttropp farm, Berlin, WI. The afternoon session will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Wilstar Holsteins, Willis & Carla Gunst, Poy Sippi, WI. The...