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DairyCast Update for June 21, 2012, Farm Bill Passes Senate - With What?

Information To Help Your Operations

  • Audio: Farm Bill Passes Senate Without HSUS-Egg Amendment - Troy Dumler, Economist, Kansas State, discusses the details in the recently passed Senate version of the 2012 U.S. Farm Bill. The HSUS-UEP Egg Bill amendment did not get added to the passed version while direct payments were replaced with additional crop insurance support [audio].
  • Video: How To Look At The Weather - While this presentation is from the World Pork Expo, the topic and information are just as valuable to you on dairy farms: weather. High temperatures across the USA have been a departure from the 1981 2010 average. The persistent heat from the summer of 2011 had more than 70 days over 100 degrees in some spots across the USA and every state has had temps over 100 degrees. What are the impacts on agriculture going forward? What should we do? Dr.

DairyCast 0459 - Farm Bill Passes Senate Without HSUS-Egg Amendment

DairyCast 0459 Show Notes:
  • Kansas State Extension Economist Troy Dumler discusses the details in the recently passed Senate version of the 2012 U.S. Farm Bill. The HSUS-UEP Egg Bill amendment did not get added to the passed version while direct payments were replaced with additional crop insurance support.

Dr. André Williamson - Cost of Increased Regulations on Animal Welfare to Producers and Consumers


Cost of Increased Regulations on Animal Welfare to Producers and Consumers - Dr. André Williamson, Vice President & Senior Consultant, Agralytica, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

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.

DairyCast 0427 - Is The 'Dairy Security Act Of 2011' Best For Industry?

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DairyCast 0412 - Block The Door To Animal Rights Activists

DairyCast 0412 Show Notes:
  • From the Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit in Alexandria, VA.  Nebraska State Senator and Ag Committee Chair Tom Carlson shares the importance of agriculture to his state and the high regard with which producers are held.  He recommends high standards, high profile and a focus on state sovereignty in dealing with animal activist issues. 
  • More comments and presentations to come from the Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit.

Farming Business Under DOJ & USDA Review


The Departments of Justice and Agriculture are holding their final workshop to discuss competition and regulatory issues in the agriculture industry. This final workshop will focus on margins.

According to the DOJ

This workshop will look at the discrepancies between the prices received by farmers and the prices paid by consumers. As a concluding event, discussions from previous workshops will be incorporated into the analysis of agriculture markets nationally.

This all day event wraps up a series of workshops that began in March of 2010. The four previous workshops covered Issues of Concern to Farmers, the Poultry Industry, the Dairy Industry, and the Livestock Industry.

DairyCast update for October 8, 2010, Why Are Regulators Taking Aim At Animal Health Products?

Are you planning to attend the National FFA Convention, October 20-23, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana?

DairyCast 0384 - Big Boys Probably Won't Play Together Well On Farm Bill Debate

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mp3DairyCast 0384 Show Notes:
  • Farm Bill debate will likely be as partisan as all other legislative battles this term, according to Sara Wyant from Agri-Pulse.
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