Saturday, July 22, 2017

(Editor's note: When OSU Extension Dairy Specialist Dianne Shoemaker went to buy some iodine for their farm, she discovered she couldn't get it where she's always purchased it.

Wages and benefits for farm employees are not only important to the employees, but to the employers as they try to provide fair compensation.

Regardless of the weather, there is always a need for a reasonable estimate of the price of corn when used for silage.

You may not consider yourself a large corporation, but completing a regular SWOT analysis of your farm or agricultural business can be beneficial to keep you competitive.

Dry conditions in many parts of the state have greatly reduced hay and hay silage yields, which has reduced forage inventory on many dairy farms.

Farming is a great lifestyle, but it can also be dangerous.

"You are bigger than milk," says Nestle dairy buyer Patty Stroup. Stroup, raised on a dairy farm and a former dairy producer, is solidly grounded in the world of dairy production.

This is the time of year there never seems to be enough hours in the day to get all the work on a dairy farm accomplished.

Are you a label reader? Probably not, unless you get bored when you are on "business" in the bathroom and you don't have Readers...

Dairy farmers have a ton of hats to juggle in their daily lives. Because of this balancing act, a few responsibilities tend to fall through the cracks.
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