HD Notebook

Getting hooked on Minnesota: 2010 National Holstein Convention

Wed, 06/30/2010

Bloomington, Minn., is the site of this year's National Holstein Convention. Excellent weather welcomed Holstein breeders and juniors from across the country. Read more

Hoard Guernsey herd has four new Excellent cows

Tue, 06/29/2010

In addition, to unveiling the new Foster Mothers of the Human Race painting earlier this month, the Hoard's Dairyman Farm appraised both the Hoard Guernsey and Jersey herds. Here are a few highlights from classification day:

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Cooperatives not a Department of Justice target

Mon, 06/28/2010

Testimony at the third of five USDA—Department of Justice workshops kicked off Friday morning, June 25, in Madison, Wis. These workshops are designed to investigate competition and regulatory issues within agriculture. Read more

Texas vet team is ready to ride to the rescue

Fri, 06/25/2010

It’s not exactly like M*A*S*H, but if you squint there’s definitely a similarity.

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Milk price outlook improves slightly

Thu, 06/24/2010

The Class III price is projected to average $13.95 to $14.35 per hundredweight in 2010, according to USDA's June 18 Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook Report. The 2010 average through May is $13.57. USDA forecasts that the Class III average for 2011 will climb to between $14.35 and $15.35 per hundredweight. Read more

CARE bill could hinder our youth leasing programs

Wed, 06/23/2010

One of the most successful opportunities to get nonfarm youth excited about the dairy industry we've witnessed is leasing programs through 4-H, FFA, or breed groups.

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Win a trip to the AgChat Foundation’s Agvocacy 2.0!

Tue, 06/22/2010

NutriDense Silage kicked off their Web Moo.0 Contest last week in celebration of June’s National Dairy Month.

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Supreme Court overturns alfalfa seed ruling

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

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

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

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