High milk prices have been overshadowed by skyrocketing costs for nearly all inputs on dairy operations, including feed, labor, fertilizer and fuel.

Say yes

Over the years, it feels like I am always saying no to this and no to that because of farm responsibilities.

The ‘53 Chevy

Seeing her there at the roadside nearly caused me to lose control.

The 2022 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards program recognized several outstanding farms, businesses and partnerships.

Progress and passion

About a month ago, we took a little jaunt across the state to Wisconsin Farm Technology Days. The event was known as Farm Progress Days, and though the name has changed, much of the main purpose remains.

Dairy makes our lives fulfilled

All of us dairy farmers are living the dream. We have been carrying on traditions that have been passed down by generations.

Summertime is county fair time

County fairs are in full swing, and each time I attend one of these fun-filled summer events, I am reminded of my youth.

In March, the all-milk price reached an all-time high of $25.90 per hundredweight.

During a recent House Agriculture Committee hearing, University of Minnesota dairy economist Marin Bozic questioned the ability of federal milk marketing orders to deliver fair prices to the producer.

Show preparations

According to a young Stearns County native, the Stearns County Fair in Minnesota is at the end of this month. That means if you haven’t trained your calves yet, you better get to halter breaking.

Farm help wanted

We are looking for some extra help during the summer. This isn’t anything new

I wish I could

I wish I could Go back in time Work the tobacco fields With Gramma Ike in her prime

Cow people versus big data

Cow 1440 stood on the straw pack next to where I was feeding a newborn calf and where I could easily observe her.Cow 1440 stood on the straw pack next to where I was feeding a newborn calf and where I could easily observe her.

Transition, estate planning

In my June article, I concluded by asking how we separate business and family; how we set priorities of business profits versus a value system and family life.

Pentobarbital is a barbiturate drug that causes sedation, induces anesthesia or causes death depending on dosage administered. In veterinary medicine, the most common uses are to induce anesthesia in pets and to euthanize large and small animals.

It is always ice cream weather

June kept me on my toes, and while July is a little bit slower, it’s also National Ice Cream month so there are plenty of reasons to celebrate. I have put on approximately 3,100 miles traveling to many events over the past month, and I’m excited to share about it.

Born to be wild

The way I see it, the entire debacle was the stupid radio’s fault.  

Those 6 inches

“Man – despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication and his many accomplishments – owes his existence to a 6-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.”

Cool summer treats

Hot summer days and cool summer drinks or desserts, a perfect combination. Here are some new favorites and old family classics.

Milk prices continue to set records

The Agriculture Department announced the June Federal order Class III milk price at $24.33 per hundredweight, down 88 cents from May but $7.12 above June 2021.

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