Anna-Lisa LacaOnline and Business Editor


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Greg Hooker Dairy
Dec 11, 2019

House of Representatives Passes Farm Workforce Bill

On Wednesday, 34 Republicans joined 226 Democrats passed the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (H.R. 5038).
U.S. Capitol
Dec 11, 2019

USDA Extends Enrollment Deadlines for DMC, MFP

If you’ve not made it into your local Farm Service Agency office to enroll for the Dairy margin Coverage (DMC) program or the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), you’ve still got time.
Dec 10, 2019

Ag Industry, Rural Lawmakers Praise Democratic USMCA Movement

On Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced her plan to vote next week on the USMCA. That announcement was met with praise and optimism by ag industry groups and rural lawmakers alike.
Maddox Dairy
Dec 10, 2019

3 Tips To Improve Animal Care On Your Farm

Emily Yeiser-Stepp, senior director with the National Dairy National Farmers Advocating for Responsible Management (FARM) Program, offers three steps toward continuous improvement.
Dec 09, 2019

Don’t Miss 2020 Dairy Margin Coverage Program Enrollment

Enrollment for the 2020 Dairy Margin Coverage program ends December 13.
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Dec 05, 2019

Farmers Have Mixed Feelings About Vilsack’s Salary

U.S. Dairy Export Council CEO Tom Vilsack’s salary in the spotlight this week. Vilsack, who served as agriculture secretary during President Barack Obama’s administration, was paid $999,421 in 2018.
Dec 03, 2019

Coalition Seeks Farmer Support for Hemp Animal Feed Research

The Hemp Feed Coalition is working to gain legal approval and open feed markets to animal producers.
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Dec 02, 2019

U.S. Dairy Export Council CEO Tom Vilsack’s Salary Under Fire

Checkoff employee salaries are in the spotlight again, and this time it’s Tom Vilsack, CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC), facing scrutiny.
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Nov 27, 2019

Giving Thanks Even When It’s Hard

True gratitude is equal parts mourning and dancing.