Family First

Family First

Decisions for Components, Demand Al and Ann Middendorf, Long Prairie, Minnesota, start their farm work days together, milking 82 Holsteins. “We work well together,” Ann said. “We put our ideas together to solve any day-to-day issues.”Ann wasn’t raised on a farm. “I’ve...
Friendly Faces of National Farmers

Friendly Faces of National Farmers

Biasini, Field Rep for Vermont, New Hampshire Steeped in Dairy Shelby Biasini earned her dairy bona fides growing up on her family’s dairy farm in Morrisville, Vermont where they currently milk 40 head of registered Brown Swiss and Holsteins. “In 2009, we started Mt....
DC Ag Policy 360

DC Ag Policy 360

USDA Pauses Cattle Tracking Proposal Only nine months after a USDA proposal to transition away from metal and plastic identification ear tags, USDA reversed course. They can now be used indefinitely on dairy cattle, cattle that cross state borders and on cattle...
Vice President’s Message

Vice President’s Message

Vice President’s Message By Bruce ShultzIn the late 1920s, the federal government understood healthy farm economies make our country stronger. The agricultural parity concept was created to ensure farmers received fair prices for their back-breaking work. The Great...
Dairy Marketing Signals

Dairy Marketing Signals

Working Together On Order Issue By Brad RachThe past year has brought enormous challenges for our organization and for each of our farmer members. I’ve recently had a wonderful reminder that we are not alone in facing those challenges. That’s some good news for Dairy...
Grain Marketing Signals

Grain Marketing Signals

Two Price Risk Factors Mean Producers Need To Talk With Us By Matt BrandyberryThe first of four quarterly stocks and acres reports prepared by the USDA put acres for both corn and soybeans below expectations of even some of the more historical bulls out there. Very...