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February 27, 2021

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The Biden administration’s approach to the USDA’s stimulus-funded Farmers to Families Food Box Program could be the determining factor in how the dairy industry’s year plays out. The program ends Apr. 30, at which point the administration may go in a different direction. Read more

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For Tara Vander Dussen, a dairy industry advocate whose online persona is the New Mexico Milkmaid, improving public perceptions of the dairy industry began with showing people what she does as a farmer. Read more

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There has been a flurry of activity and discussion over the past few years about whether plant-based beverages should use the word “milk” in their names. Read more

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For the Webb family of southeast Idaho, the milking herd is the cornerstone of an enterprise with a half-dozen business units that allows close management of the entire production process. Read more

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In 2014 study identifying the drivers of financial success for a dairy lead by dairy veterinarian Michael Lormore, the top farms had annual average somatic cell counts of 125,000, while the worst had counts of 274,000. Read more