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DairyCast Update for March 29, 2012, Good or Bad? Farm Bill Action In Washington?

Information To Help Your Operations

  1. Audio: Good or Bad? Farm Bill Action In Washington - Congressman Frank Lucas, House Ag Committee Chair, updated a livestock group on the current climate in Washington, D.C. and offered his thoughts on the next Farm Bill, where it stands and what might happen [audio].
  2. Audio: Claudia, The High-Tech Cow, Drives Opportunities and Revenue - The dairy industry is different. The reality is that set milk and feed prices are a thing of the past and many dairy operations need to approach revenue with a new look. This story, via NPR Planet Money, talks with Fulper dairy farms, in upstate New Jersey, about tackling what were perceived negatives and turning them into positives with revenue generation potential [audio via NPR Planet Money].
  3. Video: Managing for Optimum Forage Quality - David Fischer, retired University of Illinois extension specialist, presents informtion on the importance of properly managing critical periods in forage development and harvest to gain maximum value from those acres. From the 2012 Midwest Dairy Conference, March 6, 2012, Lansing, Michigan, USA and March 7, 2012, Sauder Village-Archbold, Ohio, USA [video].
  4. The Need for Food Biotechnology - Dr. Terry Etherton "The public discussion about the need for adequate food is a luxury that well-fed people in developed countries can afford. But in developing countries where the population is growing while the supply of farmland shrinks, people are grappling with a much thornier and higher-stakes dilemma. Unless they can grow more food on less land, they may not have enough to eat" [blog].

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