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Kids Corner: The Leys

The Ley family — Logan (front, from left), Lucas and Lexi; (back, from left) Paul and Ashleigh — take a break from their daily routine Feb. 3 at their farm near Little Falls, Minnesota. The Leys milk 110 cows.

Logan Ley 10 years old Fourth grade When do you do chores? I do chores at 4 p.m. What is your favorite and least favorite chore? My favorite chore is feeding calves and my least favorite is …

Tell us about your farm and family. Statz Bros. Inc. is managed by our second generation with our third approaching. Our farm became incorporated in 1971. At that time, common enterprise was dairy …
377 members Sun Prairie, Wisconsin Dane County Tell us about your chapter. We are an active chapter. We do a lot of community service and a lot of agriculture education and advocacy. Also, many …
ROTHSCHILD, Wis. — Skin issues have plagued Michelle Neathery her entire life. When her youngest daughter was born with the same issues, she found a better way to care for her own skin and that …
GREENLEAF, Wis. — What started as a fun winter activity last year has turned into a tradition, as the Wiese family produced a giant snowman on their dairy farm again this year. This time, more …
ORFORDVILLE, Wis. — Aaron Dooley was a senior in high school when he began his career as a dairy farmer. The year was 1995, and he was milking 30 goats on a rented farm. At the time, few in the …
RUSSELLVILLE, Ky. — Willis Schrock and his family have found a viable future in dairy farming through on-farm processing. “It’s hard to sustain a farm when the milk price is …
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High-protein whey boosts price strength

The first federal order Class III milk price of 2024 starts with an 87-cent plunge. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the January benchmark at $15.17 per hundredweight, $4.26 below January …

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  • More steps remain in federal order process

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  • A little gruff

    The break in the cold weather is wonderful for us, but it creates extra work. We have calf pens to …

  • Questions

    Questions. Questions. Every day. Some come at me from every which way They make my head spin …

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