Wisconsin Farm Bureau endorses Dairy Security Act

Leadership of the National Milk Producers Federation was at World Dairy Expo Wednesday promoting the Dairy Security Act of 2011 introduced by Congressman Collin Peterson based upon the Foundation for the Future Plan. There are some changes to the plan they first introduced a couple of years ago including a move to make participation in… Read more »

Let’s talk contour drainage/irrigation

One of the newer companies at World Dairy Expo is AGREM. The company designs contour drainage systems for fields which can also be used for subterranean irrigation. Dr. Jeremy Meiners talks about what makes the design unique, and effective. AUDIO:Meiners explains the concept

The need for more organic dairies

Even through the economic downturn, the demand for organic products continued to increase. Joe Klein with Organic Valley Coop says they can’t keep up with the demand for dairy and need more producers. AUDIO:Klein talks about the status of the market

Alltech keeps looking ahead

One of the most innovative companies you will ever run across is Alltech. The company is constantly developing new ideas and concepts not only with fermentation but in utilization of the products and services they develop. That “big picture” philosophy is demonstrated this year by a model farm at World Dairy Expo which shows how… Read more »

Summer heat means challenges ahead

One of the biggest challenges when feeding high-producing dairy cows is to keep a consistent ration going into that cow and the bacteria in the rumen operating at peak efficiency. Dr. Bill Zimmer with Bio-Vet says the heat we experienced this summer will likely have some longer term ramifications. AUDIO:Zimmer talks about the challenges facing… Read more »

Encapsulation the core for Balchem

Founded in 1967, Balchem has specialized encapsulating nutrients and trace elements. The company features four products in their animal nutrition line designed to pass through the rumen and get to where it can be better utilized. Kim Keesey explains the reasoning behind the products. AUDIO: Keesey talks about the products

Explaining the Dairy Security Act of 2011

Leadership of the National Milk Producers Federation was at World Dairy Expo Wednesday promoting the Dairy Security Act of 2011 introduced by Congressman Collin Peterson based upon the Foundation for the Future Plan. There are some changes to the plan they first introduced a couple of years ago including a move to make participation in… Read more »

ACE says RFS bill would undo gains

The head of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) says the proposed legislation announced today to reduce the Renewable Fuels Standard as it pertains to ethanol is a case of “twisted logic.” Brian Jennings tells Brownfield if the proposed RFS Flexibility Act – sponsored by Congressmen Goodlatte of Virginia and Costa of California – were… Read more »

Bill ties ethanol production to corn supplies

The leading beef, pork and poultry groups support legislation introduced today to rewrite legislation for the Renewable Fuels Standard. Congressman Bob Goodlatte, a Republican from Virginia, sponsors the bill with Representative Jim Costa, a Democrat from California, that would tie the amount of corn ethanol production required under the RFS to U.S. corn supplies. Representative… Read more »

Grains and oilseeds see solid bounce

Soybeans were higher on technical buying, short covering and spillover from corn and crude oil. There was no real fresh news and beans were due for at least some kind of a bounce after the recent losses. That said – the fundamentals remain bearish and the trade’s focused on harvest, which pulled contracts down from… Read more »