Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The USDA not only provides the budget for local Farm Service Agency offices and programs, it funds and administers dozens of other programs related to food safety and distribution, land management, rural development and agricultural research.

As anyone who ever had employees knows, being an employer is not the piece of cake that some management gurus would like us to believe.

After reading and searching the Internet, I found some interesting and practical information to help dairy managers and nutritionists evaluate ration management based on hoof health and appearance.

It is the Red Bull power drink for calves, and then some. We tend to take colostrum for granted, not fully appreciating how amazing this first milk is.

Weather conditions have been highly variable this summer. As I drive through northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania, I see beautiful fields of corn, and a few miles away I see drought-stunted fields where it looks like corn is already dying.

Imagine a couple thousand research and extension types from all over the world in one place. No, not the plot for the latest horror movie, but a description of the Cincinnati Convention Center last week.

About 250 representatives of agribusiness corporations, academia, governments and non-governmental organizations attended the World Ag Forum in St.

Now that school is out, students may be looking for a summer job baling hay, milking cows, picking vegetables or assisting with many of the other daily tasks on your farm.

Managing dairy heifer calves is right up there with dairy farm finances in my book. There is no future dairy business without either one of them.

Would you trade places with your cows - especially on a 90-degree and humid day? If your cows are in a well-ventilated barn with fans properly spaced and maintained, you might.
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