HD Notebook

Both milk production and milk prices expected to be higher

Date: 
Thu, 02/17/2011

Milk prices will be higher this year, according to USDA’s Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook which was released Tuesday. The Class IV price is expected to average $16.70 to $17.50 per hundredweight for 2011. The Class III price is expected to be below the Class IV price this year and to average $15.80 to $16.50. Read more

Minnesota court rules in favor of dairies in stray voltage case

Date: 
Wed, 02/16/2011

The Minnesota Supreme Court recently ruled on the side of two Southeast Minnesota dairy farms who sued Northern States Power County, a division of Xcel Energy, over allegations that stray voltage killed their cows. The original lawsuit asks for $5 million in damages. Read more

It's time to save extension programing

Date: 
Tue, 02/15/2011

We understand that in our roles at a magazine, the good news and the bad news is going to come our way. Unfortunately, it seems that in recent years the people who bring us much of the good news are facing some bad news. Read more

Millionaires in the Cornfields a must read

Date: 
Mon, 02/14/2011

Before World Dairy Expo, there was Waterloo . . . as in the National Dairy Cattle Congress in Waterloo, Iowa, which opened in 1910. Read more

Optimism returns to World Ag Expo

Date: 
Fri, 02/11/2011

Bad memories weren't forgotten, but the passage of another year made for a noticeably more upbeat atmosphere Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week at World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif. Read more

Top 10 new products at World Ag Expo

Date: 
Thu, 02/10/2011

1. Yuma Rugged Tablet Computer
This handy hand-held tablet computer is farming-friendly. Its thick case prevents breakage from drops or falls. We loved that it is waterproof (and manureproof) and protects your tablet in extreme temperatures...even in 20 below!

2. Trimble Connected Farm Read more

Join our webinar next Monday

Date: 
Thu, 02/10/2011

Next Monday, February 14, (Valentine’s Day) at noon Central time, we will hold our second webinar titled, “What lower cell count limits could mean to you.” The presenter will be Pam Ruegg at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Ruegg is a colorful presenter who has a knack of getting right to the meat of issues. Her presentation will discuss the European Union and U.S. Read more

Mobs of cars, kids, and cow people

Date: 
Wed, 02/09/2011

On day two of the World Ag Expo, we marveled at the booming attendance starting bright and early. We camped-out in one of the main parking lots and videoed visitors entering the grounds and parking their cars. It is miraculous how they can orchestrate the parking of this many cars, all in such a short amount of time. Watch our video below. Read more

FFA Flash Mob

Date: 
Wed, 02/09/2011

FFA Members participated in World Ag Expo's first flash. More trade show attendees of all ages joined in the fun!

With a blast, World Ag Expo 2011 opens

Date: 
Tue, 02/08/2011

In a ceremonial fly-over, the blasting engine of an F/A-18F Super Hornet took to the skies to help celebrate the opening of the world’s largest annual agricultural expo. Pleasant, sunny, moderate temperatures in the 60's and 70's were seen today and are expected for the rest of the three-day show. Read more

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