STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT The delights of dairy
The North Dakota family farm on which I grew up didn't include dairy cows. Thank goodness. Beef cows and small grains, which we did have, held some appeal. Dairy cows had none, at least to me. We had ... Posted on 8/20/14 at 10:49 AM
FARM BLEAT Flying cows
I woke up at 3:28 a.m. today. Ordinarily I should be dragging right about now, but the opposite has happened. I'm hyper.
In fact, my boss asked me if I drank a mug of coffee this morning. I am not a ... Posted on 10/5/10 at 12:48 PM
In the midst of what have been good years in agriculture generally this decade, the dairy business in North Dakota has nearly nose-dived. The number of dairy cows in the state is down 60 percent in the past 10 years alone, going from about 50,000 in 2000 to only 21,000 milking cows this month, falling 4,000 in just the past year, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report Friday.
LAKEFIELD — “Grow Green with 4-H” was the theme for the 2009 Jackson County 4-H Recognition Banquet on Nov. 22. More than 330 people attended the event at the Immanuel Lutheran Church Activity Center in Lakefield. The Enterprise Earners and LaCrosse Loyal Workers 4-H Clubs served as hosts. Accomplishments of members, leaders and friends for 2008-2009 were recognized.
Recent filings in a federal lawsuit claim that a California meatpacking plant that supplied the nation's school lunch program slaughtered sick cows for nearly four years, and hid it from U.S. officials.
Flanked by a cow named Betty — and six of his Senate colleagues — Sen. Bernie Sanders is calling for the House to pass an amendment increasing price supports to dairy farmers.
The Vermont independent made his pitch in a park adjacent to the Capitol. He spoke in favor of an amendment to provide $350 million in support to dairy farmers.
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