The U.S. Department of Agriculture began accepting applications to provide financial assistance to eligible dairy producers who incur milk losses due to highly pathogenic avian influenza.


The National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management Program released new versions of the Animal Care and Workforce Development programs, benchmarks for best practices.


The Illinois Department of Agriculture announced an intrastate testing requirement for lactating dairy cattle participating in livestock exhibitions in Illinois to minimize the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza.



During my travels, one question seems to be always popping up, one which many producers are not sure of answers. That is: What is regenerative agriculture?


The summer grazing season is in full swing. Holding the cows out of the pastures by grazing wheat grown in our crop fields really extends our grazing season and jump starts our permanent grass.


It is early summer and most days it sure feels like it. Plenty of heat and humidity. I wouldn’t say it has been unbearable; seems like the cattle are holding up under the heat stress relatively well.