HD Notebook

A second-rate artist or a first-rate soup?

Tue, 10/26/2010

I remember having to write an answer to this essay question in my high school English course. We were asked if we would rather be a second-rate artist or be known for making a first-rate soup. While most would like to be very good at the most challenging of tasks, we all have our limitations of where our strengths lie. Read more

It's taking less time to get a college diploma

Mon, 10/25/2010

This may not be the case at all universities, but we suspect the trend is occurring at other institutions of higher learning. At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, data from Chancellor Biddy Martin’s office reveals that it is taking students less time, not more, to get their diploma. Read more

Full stomachs and short memories in Europe

Fri, 10/22/2010

Memo to Chile: Don’t seal up that mine just yet.

“Hide and Ignore” appears to be a political strategy across the Atlantic, where the 27-member European Commission has proposed a five-year ban on animal cloning in food production, despite its own scientific advisory group’s repeated findings. Read more

Milk production up big, again!

Thu, 10/21/2010

The trend continues. More and more milk. September was the seventh month in a row that U.S. milk production has been above year-earlier levels. September's growth in milk production across the nation was up 3.3 percent compared to last September. This change came as a result of a solid 3.3-percent jump in milk per cow. Cow numbers changed little from a year ago. Read more

FAO estimation of livestock emissions was "bogus"

Wed, 10/20/2010

"Bogus" is the word that University of California-Davis Professor Frank Mitloehner used to describe the FAO's original estimation of livestock's contribution to greenhouse gasses during his presentation today at the Cornell Nutrition Conference being held in Syracuse, N.Y. Read more

Remarqued Jersey Print Will Sell

Tue, 10/19/2010

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Long workdays lead to safety meltdowns

Mon, 10/18/2010

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We’re in the export business for good

Fri, 10/15/2010

Chicago, Atlanta and Miami, or Beijing, Tijuana and Riyadh? One group of cities is the perception of where U.S. dairy products are sold; the other is the fast-growing reality and the future. Forecasters say we should not only expect our role as a major exporter to continue, but emphasize that we are in the best position to fill the new demand they see coming. Read more

USDA bumps up milk price forecast slightly

Thu, 10/14/2010

USDA’s October forecast of milk production for 2010 is raised slightly from last month as higher milk per cow more than offsets lower cow numbers. The agency now puts the 2010 estimate at 192.8 billion pounds which would be up 3.5 billion pounds or 1.85 percent from 2009. Read more

Livestock-based foods pack a 4-dimension punch to global hunger

Tue, 10/12/2010

When I think of global hunger issues, only one name comes to mind: Norman Borlaug. In college, I never stopped hearing about him — he was an alumni of my alma mater. Borlaug was the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, and India's second-highest civilian honor: Padma Vibhushan. Read more

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