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DairyCast 0165 for June 6 2008

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  • Matt Roberts, Ohio State University, shares the highlights of his recent presentation on the economics of ethanol and exports
  • Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acreage has been released for one-time haying or grazing. But there are some details that you should be aware of as we

DairyCast 0164 for June 3 2008

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  • Roundtable discussion from the 2008 Dept of Commerce Summit on American Competitiveness. Features CNBC's Maria Bartiromo as anchor and includes Craig Barrett Chairman of the Board, Intel and Louis Gerstner, Jr. Retired Chairman and CEO, IBM Corporation

DairyCast 0163 for May 30 2008

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  • An update on regulatory and legislative changes to the feed industry from Jerrod Kersey, American Feed Industry Association
  • How keeping equipment clean and sanitized can prevent the spread of microorganisms and keep your cows healthier

DairyCast 0162 for May 27 2008

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  •  Dairy producers who hire immigrant labor could find themselves caught between the Department of Homeland Security's rules and antidiscrimination laws.
  • But the Senate could provide some assistance on immigrant labor through an attachment on a war funding bill.
  • What happens when the water runs dry? So crop producers know first-hand the challenges of water availability. What could it mean for feed costs?

DairyCast 0161 for May 23 2008

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  • Getting US agricultural products to destinations and reaching global consumers is a challenge when there aren't enough ships and containers. Thankfully the Agriculture Transportation Coalition is working to ensure there are enough.
  • Agriculture Transportation Coalition is holding its annual meeting June 12 & 13: Click Here for Details

DairyCast 0160 for May 20 2008

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  • Special "Food AND Fuel" USDA conference with Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer lays out the economics on why they aren't mutually exclusive.  Link to video and transcript.

DairyCast 0159 for May 16 2008

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  •  A research update on how behavior is influencing the nutrition your cattle receive and how you can better manage it.
  • What if there was something you could do after you AI to increase your conception rates? Well, maybe there is. Jeff Stevenson, Kansas State University, explains.

DairyCast 0158 for May 13 2008

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  • Acute Bloat Syndrome... what is it? What do you need to know about it and how to prevent it. Dianne Shoemaker, Ohio State University, highlights her experiences with the condition.
  • What do global consumers think about the quality and safety of the US food supply?

DairyCast 0157 for May 9 2008

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  • HSUS has released another video on animal welfare neglect in the cattle industry. The target remains on downer cattle, but shifts to auction markets.
  • Dr. Bob Smith, VRCS LLC., talks about the cattle industry's response to animal welfare.
  • Resources are available at BQA.org

DairyCast 0156 for May 6 2008

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  • How will we feed a growing world population with mounting challenges? Trent Loos, Loos Tales, offers his unique perspective of our future and what we need to do to make it brighter.  Checkout Trent's work at FacesofAg.com
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