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Source: Virginia Cooperative Extension Introduction Cover crops are planted to increase the health and fertility of soils and to benefit the surrounding environment (SARE 2007). By covering the soil surface, cover crops reduce soil erosion caused by rainfall events, water runoff,...
Source: PennState Extension Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP) is an insurance program for U.S. dairy producers who are looking to manage financial risk and minimize the impact of unanticipated declines in milk prices. Locking in a milk price for a future...
For the past several months increases in land values have been a major topic in farm publications and ag related social media. Sales in excess of $20,000/acre for prime cropland have become common, instead of an aberration. Demand for...
Source: Journal of Dairy Research Abstract The study in this research paper was undertaken with a hypothesis that accelerometer data can be used to improve monitoring of energy balance in dairy cows. Animals of high (select, S) and average (control, C)...
Source: Cornell University. "Nutrition solution can help heat-stressed cows as US warms." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 5 August 2022. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/08/220805112006.htm>. Rising temperatures pose major challenges to the dairy industry -- a Holstein's milk production can decline 30 to 70% in warm weather...
Source: NC State University Assistant Professor Alejandro Gutierrez-Li and his collaborators Cesar Escalante, Luis Peña-Levano, Shaheer Burney, Grace Melo and James Salfer recently won a competitive $250,000 grant from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program. Their three-year project will study the costs and benefits of implementing automatic milking systems (AMS) and...
Source: USDA news release The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing up to $12 million in partnerships that expand access to conservation technical assistance for livestock producers and increase the use of conservation practices on grazing lands. USDA's Natural...
Source: University of British Columbia Peer-reviewed literature has traditionally been seen as the gold-standard of research communications.  While the academic journal is still an important way of sharing knowledge with other academics, the high cost of journal subscriptions and open-access...
Source: Ohio State University Extension, April F. White, Graduate Research Associate, Department of Animal Sciences,The Ohio State University Milk prices In the last issue, the Class III futures for June and July were $24.34 and $24.47/cwt, respectively. Class III milk closing...
Source: USDA Large-scale family farms were more likely to have stronger financial performance than other farms, according to USDA, Economic Research Service (ERS) researchers using data from the 2011-20 Agricultural Resource Management surveys (ARMS). ERS researchers categorized farms as low...
Source: American Farm Bureau Federation Prompted by a call from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to get as many people involved in dairy as possible in one room to discuss solutions to Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) shortfalls, the American Farm...
Farmers in Manitoba and across Western Canada now have a dedicated provider of the innovative PrevTech solution – Buckingham Ag. The innovative electrical monitoring and diagnostic system is proven to reduce the risk of farm fires and equipment downtime caused...
Source: Oregon State University Extension The hemp biomass left over after extraction for cannabinoids (spent hemp biomass; SHB) shows potential as a livestock feedstuff. Byproduct feedstuffs are attractive to livestock producers, as they often cost less than traditional livestock feeds...
Source: PennState Extension Develop a Business Plan and SWOT Analysis It is important to remember that a dairy farm is a business. Development of detailed business plan and a SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) of your plan and the...

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