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Some Idaho milk producers lose contracts

Some Idaho milk producers lose contracts

Increasing milk production and buyers’ inability to continue to move excess milk out of state is expected to reduce Idaho’s dairy herd by 10,000 cows in the next few months.
By: Carol Ryan Dumas

Source: Capital Press

Link: http://www.capitalpress.com/Dairy/20171122/some-idaho-milk-producers-lose-contracts


Pennsylvania Farm Bureau urges Trump to stick with NAFTA

Pennsylvania farmers count on trade with Canada and Mexico to stay in business, according to Rick Ebert, president of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau. That’s why the bureau is urging President Donald Trump to stick with the North American Free Trade Agreement.

By: Monica von Dobeneck

Source: Reading Eagle

Link: http://www.readingeagle.com/berks-country/article/pa-farm-bureau-urgest-trump-to-stick-with-nafta


Fine tune herd care with new milk analysis

FORT ATKINSON – There is a new concept afoot that offers dairy farmers a valuable key to more efficient milk production and herd health.

By: Carole Curtis

Source: Wisconsin State Farmer

Link: http://www.wisfarmer.com/story/news/2017/11/21/fine-tune-herd-care-new-milk-analysis/882981001/


Opinion: A dairy farmer gives thanks

It’s that time of year, when we all think about what we’re thankful for. As a New England dairy farmer, I certainly can appreciate my life and my calling, and I know many of my fellow dairy farmers feel the same.

By: Heidi Dolloffk


Link: http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/opinion/my-turn/2017/11/22/opinion-dairy-farmer-gives-thanks/107883190/


The Great Butter Meltdown

In recent weeks, supermarket shelves in parts of France have been bereft of the butter that sustains French cooking and baking, not to mention the quintessential Gallic pleasure of a baguette au beurre.


Source: The New York Times

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/21/opinion/butter-shortage-france-climate.html


Pasture walk at Grayson Grass Dairy looks at grazing for soil health

AMHERST JUNCTION – Join dairy farmers Nate Peplinski and Paul Onan on their pasture based dairy farm, 9659 Grayson Rd., Amherst Junction, for a tour explaining how grazing impacts soil productivity at 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 2.


Source: Wisconsin State Farmer

Link: http://www.wisfarmer.com/story/news/2017/11/20/pasture-walk-grayson-grass-dairy-looks-grazing-soil-health/882223001/