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Finding Truth & What to Do Amidst the Controversy Over Crop Protection Materials “Pesticides”

Agriculture and the science of crop protection materials is too often misunderstood by the public and is under constant attack by extremists in the political arena. As legislation and jurisdiction begins to more commonly ignore sound science in their decision-making, farmers are rightfully concerned about the future of agriculture and what may or may not be in their power to …

BASF Corrects Misconceptions about Ag & Engages in Community Education

In today’s fast paced urban society, there is a serious disconnect between consumers and the source of their food.  There is so much public misinformation and misconceptions about agriculture, that it has become more critical for farmers to reach out side of their comfort zone and communities to share the truth about what they do out in the field.  International …

Nomination Period Open for 9th Annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, which brings the dairy community together to advance a shared social responsibility platform, is accepting nominations for the ninth annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards. Founded by the dairy farmer checkoff, the Innovation Center launched the awards to honor exceptional dairy farms, businesses and partnerships for their socially responsible, economically viable and environmentally sound practices …

Dairy Producers Across U.S. Unite to Criticize ‘Flawed’ EPA Study, Call for Full Review

The group representing producers of most of the U.S. milk supply is joining the growing calls for EPA to finally finish the required scientific review of an influential groundwater study in Washington state.The National Milk Producers Federation is calling on U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to intervene and have the EPA conduct a full review of what they’re calling a …

Rise in Bakery Product Consumption Expected to Contribute to Growth of Textured Butter Market

Revenue generated from the global textured butter market is estimated to reach ~ US$ 1 Bn in 2019, and is projected to increase at a CAGR of ~ 4%, to reach US$ 1.5 Bn in 2029. Textured Butter Widely Used as a Shortening in Baking Textured butter is used as a raw material for the production of margarine, and as a shortening for the manufacturing of bakery …

USDA Opens 2020 Enrollment for Dairy Margin Coverage Program

Dairy producers can now enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) for calendar year 2020. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened signup today for the program that helps producers manage economic risk brought on by milk price and feed cost disparities. “We know it’s tough out there for American farmers, including our dairy producers,” said Bill Northey, Under Secretary for …

Real California Milk Accelerator Competition to Drive Innovation in Dairy Milk Category

Milk-based beverages for active kids and ready-to-drink lattes with collagen are among the nine finalists announced recently in the California Milk Advisory Board’s (CMAB) Real California Milk Accelerator dairy startup competition designed to inspire ideas integrating the values of fluid milk into contemporary products and provide resources to help bring them to market.  The competition, launched in 2019, aims to …

All You Need to Know About Weighing Livestock

Ranch owners and cattlemen recognize the need to care properly for the livestock. A primary goal includes accurately weighing the cattle and monitoring their weight gain or loss. Using livestock scales to measure animal performance is a common practice. Let us see how these scales help in maintaining healthy animals. Monitor Animal Health Maintaining healthy animals is a major challenge …

Genome-Edited Bull Passes on Hornless Trait to Calves

For the past two years, researchers at the University of California, Davis, have been studying six offspring of a dairy bull, genome-edited to prevent it from growing horns. This technology has been proposed as an alternative to dehorning, a common management practice performed to protect other cattle and human handlers from injuries. UC Davis scientists have just published their findings in the …

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