HD Notebook

Animal care actions speak louder than words

Tue, 05/05/2015

Livestock deserve quality care and perform better when they receive it; it’s in our best interest to make every day the best it can be for our animals.

By Abby Bauer, Hoard’s Dairyman Associate Editor

Holstein laying down

When Dee Griffen, a veterinarian and professor at the University of Nebraska, was growing up on his family’s farm, he remembers his mother bringing calves and pigs that needed extra attention into the house. The compassion both his mother and father had for animals left a long-lasting mark on Griffen. Read more

Sowing seeds of truth

Mon, 05/04/2015

Greg Peterson of the Peterson Farm Bros shares tips on how we can all be better “agvocates”.

By Brittany Statz, 2015 Hoard’s Dairyman Editorial Intern

Greg Peterson of the Peterson Farm Bros
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California FMMO battle lines drawn

Fri, 05/01/2015

USDA will hold three Federal Milk Market Order proposal outreach meetings in the state next week.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

The milk pricing circus starts in California next week.

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, USDA will hold public outreach meetings in three different locations across the state to review multiple proposals that have been submitted regarding the establishment of a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) in the nation’s largest dairy state, to explain the FMMO rulemaking process, and to allow proposal sponsors to explain their ideas. Read more

Farmers celebrate Earth Day every day

Thu, 04/30/2015

University of Wisconsin-Madison students connected Earth Day to agriculture with the fifth annual Ag Day on Campus.

By Kate Griswold, University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Wisconsin Collegiate Farm Bureau Members at Ag Day
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Opportunities exist beyond high school

Wed, 04/29/2015

Postsecondary education provides many options for hands-on learning.

By Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manager

LTC students
Standing are LTC students with three of their instructors seated.

“Let me get my hands dirty” . . . that is the eagerness of a young person wanting to enter production agriculture. They have a desire to put the knowledge they learned at a desk into practice. Read more

Concerned consumers turn to the internet

Tue, 04/28/2015

The rising cost of food topped the list of consumer fears in 2014, and the internet remains their go-to source of food information.

By Abby Bauer, Hoard’s Dairyman Associate Editor

Mother working from home with a babyMoms, Millennials and foodies alike have some trepidation about the rising cost of food, particularly healthy food. In a web-based survey conducted last year by the Center for Food Integrity, 2,005 respondents were asked to rate their level of concern about 18 different “most concerning life issues” on a scale of 0 to 10. Read more

Millennials and milk

Mon, 04/27/2015

My undergraduate research project offered me a glance into my peers’ purchasing preferences at the dairy case.

by Maggie Seiler, 2014 Editorial Intern

What is the “signature job” in your state?

Fri, 04/24/2015

Article studied labor statistics to come up with an answer for all 50 states.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

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Every state has an image that people tend to associate with it. Many things factor in: Places to see. Things to do. Famous residents. Historic events. Athletic teams. Even food.

But what about jobs?

This unusual question was the premise of a recent article by 24/7 Wall St. entitled “The Most Iconic Job In Each State.” While entertaining, its results are probably not what you expect. Read more

Do you foster a culture of longevity?

Thu, 04/23/2015

Nearly 90 percent of employees will make their stay or go decision within the first six months on the job.

By Amanda Smith, Hoard’s Dairyman Associate Editor

Dairy industry earns high marks for food safety

Wed, 04/22/2015

FDA studies possible milk and meat residue correlation

By Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manager

April 20 webinar slideAre they related?

The Food and Drug Administration wanted to know: Would dairy farms that previously tested positive for meat residues be more likely to test positive for milk residues? The FDA studied 31 drugs, comparing previous tissue violators with a random sampling of dairies. Read more

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