Dairy Checkoff Working with Entrepreneurs to Address Industry Challenges

Dairy Management Inc. has entered a partnership that will provide access to a network of inventors and entrepreneurs. The network is tasked with providing marketplace solutions for industry challenges focused on health and sustainability. DMI is partnering with Venture Winston Grants, which has designed a competition where startup companies can apply for funding that will […]

Consumers Considering Health, Environmental Impacts of Food Post-COVID-19

Consumers are increasingly considering their health and environmental sustainability as they shop for food. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the trend in the past year, according to a panel of experts participating in Farm Journal Foundation’s Speaker Series. Half of consumers have made changes to what they eat in the past two years to lead […]

New Study Shows Health Benefits of Biodiesel

A new study sponsored by the National Biodiesel Board shows switching to biodiesel will result in several health benefits, including decreased cancer risk, fewer premature deaths, and reduced asthma attacks. The research got conducted at 13 sites across the U.S. that get regularly exposed to high rates of petroleum diesel pollution. Researchers found that switching […]

Hanselman: Dairy Is Tough To Live Without

The National Milk Producers Federation is going on the offensive, telling the American people how important dairy is to their diets and everyday lives. The NMPF’s Miquela Hanselman said the argument that dairy isn’t important to human diets would be laughable if it were not so dangerous. Hanselman said several studies have linked dairy consumption […]

More Farmers Plan to get COVID-19 Vaccine

A question in the recent Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer finds more farmers say they will get the COVID-19 vaccine. The Ag Economy Barometer for January, released this week, finds producers’ attitudes about receiving a COVID-19 vaccine have shifted since the fall, with 58% planning to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Conversely just 24% […]

Newhouse, Others Call On USDA To Provide Farmers With COVID-19 Funding

Last week, Representatives Dan Newhouse, Jimmy Panetta, Jim Costa and others led 70 colleagues writing a bipartisan letter to Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue and the USDA, calling on him to spend specific funding to protect Ag workers. The letter calls on Perdue to make at least $1.5 billion of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 available […]

Having A BRD Prevention Plan Important For Cow/Calf Operators

Bovine Respiratory Disease is most often thought of in stocker and feedlot operations, but it should also be on the mind of cow-calf producers. Dr. Daniel Cummings is a Professional Services Veterinarian with Boehringer-Ingelheim, who says it’s important to put together a plan for preventing and managing BRD. Without a plan, the costs associated with […]

Health Expert: We Need More Sleep

Researchers say up to a third of Americans are not getting the proper sleep their bodies and brains need. The CDC say it’s a national public health problem , and in the opinion of one expert, “it’s essentially another pandemic.” Susan Harris is a nurse and sleep expert with University of Nebraska Extension. She spent […]

Food Industry Stands with Trump to Keep Grocery Stores Open and Stocked

Food industry representatives spoke with the President over the weekend, as the U.S. grocery supply chain seeks to keep up with crisis demands. President Trump urged consumers to “chill,” saying, “You don’t have to buy so much. Take it easy. Just relax,” referring to panic purchases of food items across the nation. Trump added food […]

What Does Coronavirus Mean For Farmers?

COVID-19 is dominating the news cycle here in the Northwest and nationally. But, what does coronavirus mean for farmers and ranchers, as well as the animals they work with every day? Dr. Gail Golab, Chief Veterinary Officer for the American Veterinary Medical Association, says there are four different types of coronavirus. “Coronaviruses are shared by […]