HD Notebook

Providing relief in food deserts

Sat, 07/16/2011

What is a food desert? (desert, not dessert) It is a relatively new term that originated in the early 1990s but has become more mainstream in recent years. Read more

Stumping for support

Fri, 07/15/2011

Nine thousand miles, 11 states, 6 weeks and 1 very big idea is going to add up to an extra-busy summer for National Milk Producers Federation President and CEO Jerry Kozak, who is heading up a cross-country tour to boost producer understanding of Foundation for the Future’s sweeping new approach to U.S. dairy policy. Read more

Cornell’s “Got Milk”

Thu, 07/14/2011

In the dairy industry, we have our own version of the “Big 10” schools. These are the four-year universities charged with the task of generating some of the latest research and producing future industry leaders. Read more

USDA Chief Scientist Woteki attends ADSA/ASAS JAM

Wed, 07/13/2011

We planned to provide more information on groups that help form the farm bill today, but instead will save that for future Wednesdays. Read more

Old School Fitting and Showing

Tue, 07/12/2011

Summer always meant fairs and shows as a youngster. As an exhibitor, I looked forward to the shows, especially showmanship – where my ability to work with my heifer or cow as one team could be put to the challenge. Read more

National Dairy Shrine announces top industry awards

Mon, 07/11/2011

National Dairy Shrine will name our very own Steven Larson the 2011 Guest of Honor. The Guest of Honor is the highest award from the National Dairy Shrine. This award goes to an individual who has had a dramatic impact on the dairy industry and its future. Read more

Many grazing resources available

Sat, 07/09/2011

Ever been curious about grazing dairy systems? Have you tried grazing in the past and found that it didn’t work? Wondering about what grasses to potentially grow, how to manage pasture quality, how to estimate individual cow dry matter intake, or other grazing specifics? Read more

Hoard’s WEST has moved to Idaho

Fri, 07/08/2011

About 25 years after the exodus began, Hoard’s WEST joined the dairy migration from southern California to southern Idaho. Since it began publication in 1999, our Western edition was based near the Chino Valley; its new home is Meridian, Idaho, and it’s great to be here. Read more

Share your story

Thu, 07/07/2011

While partaking in 4th of July festivities, my friend’s sister-in-law discovered that I had grown up in the dairy industry. She took advantage of this opportunity to pick my brain on a variety of topics, including milk safety and animal welfare. Read more

Who writes the Farm Bill?

Wed, 07/06/2011

One week ago Where do I find more information about the Farm Bill?we told you where to find historical information on the Farm Bill. This week we’ll delve into which parties get a hand at haggling over each line-item in America’s contract with its food providers and citizens. We’ll focus on dairy groups, but undoubtedly there are many more trying to take a bite out of the federal legislation. We’ll start with two of them here:

National Milk Producers Federation (nmpf.org)
The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) is based in Arlington, Va., and has been involved in national dairy policy since 1916. On its website, NMPF states that they develop policies that “… advance the well-being of dairy producers and the cooperatives they own.”
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