HD Notebook

Supreme Court overturns alfalfa seed ruling

Date: 
Mon, 06/21/2010

On a 7 to 1 vote, the United States Supreme Court reversed an earlier ruling by U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer that placed a nationwide injunction on planting Roundup Ready Alfalfa and barring USDA from partially deregulating Roundup Ready Alfalfa pending the court ordered environmental review.

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Ayrshire convention sets the bar

Date: 
Sat, 06/19/2010

Recognizing the special role of the dairy cow, Hoard's Dairyman donated two
limited edition prints to the seven dairy breed associations. Both prints
were remarqued and signed by artist, Bonnie Mohr. There are only two, of
1,250 limited edition prints, that are remarqued with a pencil etching of Read more

California bill targets faster overtime for ag workers

Date: 
Fri, 06/18/2010

Because it’s the biggest agricultural state in the U.S. and a frequent trendsetter on political and social issue, farmers across the country may want to keep their eyes on an agricultural overtime pay bill that may become law in California. Read more

The abnormal has become normal

Date: 
Thu, 06/17/2010

It was interesting to try to get a handle on the mood of those attending the Four State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference last week at Dubuque. The annual gathering has become popular for the nutritionists, consultants, feed sales reps, veterinarians, educators, media, and others. Attendance this year, around 450, was among the highest in the history of the event. Read more

World's best Jersey cheese crowned

Date: 
Wed, 06/16/2010

Known for their component-rich milk, Jersey cows have long been known as the cheese queens. On June 11, the World Jersey Cattle Bureau hosted the second-ever World Jersey Cheese Awards at the breed's namesake — the Isle of Jersey in the English Channel. All entries were required to be composed of 100 percent Jersey milk. Read more

Kentucky cattle industry considers filing for disaster relief

Date: 
Tue, 06/15/2010

Clover, which grew in abundance in Kentucky pastures this spring, isn’t lucky anymore. Agricultural Commissioner Richie Farmer of Kentucky has asked Governor Steve Beshear to request a disaster declaration from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Read more

Health checks and necropsys among science covered at Badger Dairy Camp

Date: 
Mon, 06/14/2010

Dairy youth from Wisconsin, Illinois, and Texas came to Madison, Wis., for the 13th annual Badger Dairy Camp this June 14 to 16. The three-day camp is open to youth ages 12 to 18 years old are able to hone their judging and showing skills. It is just one of the many dairy camps available to youth across the country. Read more

Study puts best beef belief out to pasture

Date: 
Fri, 06/11/2010

Eating-healthier-than-thou attitudes tend to float on clouds of perception rather than be rooted in fact. Thus, the bubble burst by a recent research study may do little to convince proponents about the real nutrition differences that apparently exist between beef from grass-fed cows versus grain-fed cows. Read more

NMPF board approves proposal for dairy policy change

Date: 
Thu, 06/10/2010

Yesterday, the National Milk Producers federation board of directors approved a recently formulated proposal that will request a major overhaul of U.S. dairy policy. The group's goal is to better protect dairy producers and position them more favorably in an increasingly volatile global marketplace. Read more

Dairy Shrine Announces Award Winners

Date: 
Wed, 06/09/2010

The National Dairy Shrine (NDS) recently announced the winners of the 2009 Graduate Dairy Production, Progressive Dairy Producer, Pioneer, Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder, and Guest of Honor awards. Read more

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