STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT I'd like to buy the world a milk
I'm working today on an upcoming story about the Upper Midwest dairy industry, and an industry official mentioned what could be a potentially huge new market for his product.
Coca-Cola is preparing t... Posted on 1/21/15 at 2:16 PM
PRAIRIE BUSINESS A match made in China
South Dakota wants to establish a sister-state in China and it looks like Inner Mongolia might be the right match.
Speaking by phone from a trade mission stop in Shanghai on May 14, Gov. Dennis Dauga... Posted on 5/14/14 at 2:03 PM
THIS WOMAN WRITES Recipe: Fast, Easy Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
If you join me on Tuesdays for my food column, you may notice that I like the words "fast" and "easy," not to mention "inexpensive" and "good for you," and this recipe incorporates at least the firs... Posted on 9/24/13 at 5:44 PM
EVERYDAY GOURMET Quick Pumpkin Bran Muffins
Tis the season.......for pumpkin! If any of you are members of Pinterest, you have probably seen the pin for muffins with 2 ingredients, just pumpkin and cake mix. Yes.It does work and I love the thou... Posted on 9/21/12 at 8:36 AM
FARM BLEAT Do you know the answers?
How much does a calf weigh when its born? What is the typical age of a cow who has just had her first calf? Why are baby calves taken away from their mothers?
Those questions and many others were pos... Posted on 5/1/12 at 5:56 PM
The application deadline for the dairy Margin Protection Program has been extended until Dec. 19, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Dec. 4.
The program, established by the 2014 farm bill, protects participating dairy producers when the margin — the difference between the price of milk and feed costs — falls below levels of protection selected by the applicant.
U.S. dairy groups said Sept. 29 they are concerned that provisions in the proposed European Union-Canadian free trade agreement on geographical indications (GIs) and reallocation of a portion of the World Trade Organization tariff rate quota for cheese to the EU will create trade barriers for American cheeses.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will open enrollment for the dairy Margin Protection Program on Sept. 2. The new program was authorized by the 2014 farm bill and aims to address volatility in the dairy marketplace, providing dairy farmers with a safety net when margins, the difference between milk prices and feed, fall below the farmer’s coverage level.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has moved to dampen fears among artisanal cheesemakers that it was poised to ban the practice of aging cheese on wooden boards.
The agency says it does not have a new policy ba
The National Milk Producers Federation, the nation’s largest association of dairy farmers, conceded on Jan. 16 that Congress will not pass the market stabilization program that is has sought as part of a new dairy program, and that the group must engage in discussions about alternatives.
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier cut ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm Dec. 10 after an animal rights group released undercover video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing and whipping sick and injured cows.
WASHINGTON — The probability that Congress and President Barack Obama will conclude a “fiscal cliff” bill to deal with the nation’s deficit, much less include a new farm bill in it, is low, but House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said he is not worried about whether a bill is passed before next year.
UPDATED WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25
HANFORD, Calif. — A nondescript building in the heart of California’s dairy country has become the focus of intense scrutiny now that mad cow disease has been discovered in a dead dairy cow.
Gosia Wozniacka and Tracie Cone
April 24, 2012
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