Anna-Lisa LacaOnline and Business Editor

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Articles By Anna-Lisa Laca

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Aug 05, 2020

Technology: Start with the Basics

An IT professional can save a lot of money and headaches.

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Jul 27, 2020

A Special Message from Our Dairy Editor on #FieldDays

As dairy producers have faced significant business challenges there are also a number of opportunities, new technology and best-practices that can help streamline and improve the efficiency of any farm operation.

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Jul 24, 2020

Dairy Farmer Says Federal Support Could Increase Dairy Sustainability

The dairy industry has committed to reaching the goal of net zero by 2050, a goal Indiana dairy producer Mike McCloskey says could be met sooner with federal support.

Pineapple Whip Freeze
Jul 23, 2020

Dairy Scientist Helps Taco Bell Develop New Menu Items

Taco Bell recently unveiled the Grilled Cheese Burrito and a Pineapple Whip Freeze beverage both developed thanks to dairy checkoff support.

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Jul 13, 2020

USDA Leader Says Farmers Can Expect CFAP Round Two Next Month

USDA’s undersecretary for farm production and conservation, farmers can expect to receive the remaining 20% by the end of August.

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Jul 08, 2020

Livestock Industry Praises USDA’s First Vaccine Bank Purchase

APHIS will invest $27.1 million in foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccine the Agency can use in the event of an outbreak to protect animals and help stop the spread of disease.

U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement USMCA
Jul 01, 2020

Dairy Industry Celebrates USMCA, Emphasizes Enforcement Needs

Dairy industry leaders applaud the U.S. Trade Representative’s office and Congress for getting the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) done.

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Jun 24, 2020

Lighthizer: Trade Deal is Intact, Chinese Purchase Commitment to Stand

As large Chinese purchases of soybeans continue to roll in while rumors of a broken relationship abound, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer assured farmers on Wednesday that the deal is still intact.

COVID-19 Farm Scene
Jun 24, 2020

CDC Releases Checklist for Creating a COVID-19 Control Plan on Farms

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week published a checklist for agricultural employers to use to prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19.