IN THIS ISSUE: • Milk gets a new voice: DBMMC is now Edge • Tell lawmakers dairy drives Wisconsin so ‘America’s Dairyland’ must stay • Chalmers named Wisconsin FSA director, Frasetto heads USDA Rural Development • 10 things Canada wants from NAFTA modernization • Americans ate a record amount of cheese last year driven by foodservice sector • DBA member Four Cubs Farm starts employee fundraiser after barn fire • DBA members attend Minnesota Milk Dairy Conference for free
IN THIS ISSUE: • Call for nominations for 2018 board of directors • DBA members-only webinar: 2018 election preview • Will U.S. keep market dominance in Mexico? • Dairy Strong Blogger: Apps that help make farming easier • Diet trends result in growth for protein industry • Stay on track at Dairy Strong
IN THIS ISSUE: • FREE Dairy Strong registration ends next Wednesday • DBMMC commends House Judiciary Committee for moving AG Act forward • Gov. Walker’s new Rural Agenda includes shifting authority of large farms to state ag department • DNR board member wants review of guidance documents after DBA lawsuit victory • Alltech Dairy School set for Nov. 30 at Lambeau Field Atrium • Lilly considering Elanco sale; Cargill acquiring Diamond V
IN THIS ISSUE: • Judge throws out well permit while ordering Wisconsin DNR to consider impact of heavy water use • DBA member McClellan Farm achieves impressive milk time • MILK Business Conference Nov. 6: DBA member receive discount • DBA member Fetzer Farms: Heifer raising facility open house Oct. 17 • Miss the DBA policy luncheon last week? Watch it here! • DBA member Kinnard Farms harvesting crops, conservation during the fall
IN THIS ISSUE: • DBMMC president: AG Act a major step toward workable solutions to labor crisis • Foxconn Schmoxconn: Don’t forget about dairy • DBA members-only webinar on Oct. 11 • Elanco puts its rBST business up for sale • Wisconsin Agriculture Education Center sets name and logo • Harvest ramps up across the state
IN THIS ISSUE: • RSVP for DBA events at World Dairy Expo • Gov. Walker names Dan Meyer as DNR secretary • DBA members-only webinar set for Oct. 11 • New budget cuts farmers costs for pesticides, fertilizers • WMC launches coalition of 46 employer associations to support workers’ compensation medical costs • Cool or creepy? Walmart to deliver food and put it in fridge • East Central/Select Sire offers three summer internships
IN THIS ISSUE: • RSVP for DBA events at World Dairy Expo • Gov. Walker signs $76 billion budget • Proposed manure rule change worries farmers • Wisconsin Supreme Court to decide whether Saratoga dairy can use land for crops • Farmers: Conservation funding should be priority • Farmer network partners to improve water, soil health • McLanahan Bedding Management Conference on Oct. 31-Nov. 1 • Dairy Girl Network host events at #WDE2017
IN THIS ISSUE: • Members-only webinar: Trade policy – in or out? • USDA offers 2018 MPP-Dairy opt-out option • RSVP for DBA events at World Dairy Expo • Farmer planting by plane helps improve water quality • DBA member: Life-long dream comes true for Dutch Dairyman • Vir-Clar Farms Fall Festival set for Sept. 22-23 • McLanahan Bedding Management Conference on Oct. 31-Nov. 1
IN THIS ISSUE: • Mark your calendars for Sept. 19! Members-only webinar: Trade policy – in or out? • USDA offers 2018 MPP-Dairy opt-out options • Dairy farmers seek end of ‘fear-based’ food labeling • Walker says next DNR secretary will seek balance between economic growth, environmental concerns • Committee cuts back Walker road funding plan • Wisconsin saw an increase in exports • RSVP for DBA events at World Dairy Expo • Assistant attorney general picked for EPA job • Wisconsin cheese makers donate 17,000 pounds of cheese to Houston
IN THIS ISSUE: • Farmers: Free registration to Dairy Strong 2018 • Farmers launch environmental stewardship alliance in Lafayette County • Budget committee endorses DNR restructuring • Wisconsin DNR secretary Stepp leaves agency for EPA • Trump goes Jekyll and Hyde on NAFTA • New Demonstration Farm Network to host field day on Sept. 7 • Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance: Reflection on our year in sustainability • The need for speed: Dairy strives for faster internet connection
IN THIS ISSUE: • DBA Packer Tailgate Party: See you on Thursday! • Large farms get more time to comply with emissions reporting requirement • A strategic plan for U.S. dairy: 10 priorities • Wisconsin lawmakers approve property tax cut, say they will wrap up budget in September • DBA member Dan Brick of Brickstead Dairy shares conservation insight at field day • Grocer-customer social media disconnect needs addressing • DBA member Jeff Endres turns manure into compost
IN THIS ISSUE: • DBA Packer Tailgate Party is Aug. 31 at a new location • DBA President Mike North speaks about NAFTA • FDA ruling on ultrafiltered milk is good news for the dairy community • Gov. Walker signs order to ease restrictions for forage transportation • DBA member Lake Country Dairy name 2017 Grand Master Cheesemaker • Animal rights activists change tactics • Find your #DBAgolf17 photos here!
In This Issue: • DBA’s Dairy Golf Classic is next Wednesday • Begert Hoof Care: A new generation of hoof health • Schumer urges Canadian ambassador to fix dairy trade dispute • USDA report shows trust in ‘local’ grows: How does agriculture connect? • Walmart moves into the dairy business even as milk consumption drops • Farmers in Yahara Pride Watershed dramatically reduce phosphorus delivery in 2016 • Register to attend the Packer Tailgate Party by Aug. 17 • Wisconsin prison dairy farms turn out first class of inmate graduates
In This Issue: • Register for the DBA Packer Tailgate Party set for Aug. 31 • DBA lawsuit seeks to stop DNR from overreaching its authority • Rule Revision: Making solutions fair • Budget saga continues: Legislators still divided • Dairy Strong keynote speaker Bud Selig inducted into Hall of Fame • How customers see us plays a role in our future • Five podcasts that will make you richer, smarter and cooler
In This Issue: • 17th Annual Packer Tailgate Party set for Aug. 31 • Deal or no deal? Wisconsin Republicans continue budget dispute on talk radio • How is variability in your farm’s milking procedure affecting milk flow? • The fight for Gorgonzola and Mozzarella • More groceries, less travel: Millennials spend more on necessities than older generations • Secretary Perdue partners with FFA to support next generation of leaders in agriculture • Yahara Pride Farms: Meeting needs of rural and urban dwellers
In This Issue: • RSVP for our Policy Picnics next week • Objectives for new NAFTA set priority on ‘do no harm’ approach to existing ag markets • Letter from Secretary: Brancel to retire in August • State Assembly majority leadership team accepts transportation proposal • Corporate member benefits: DBA mailing service • DBA member AgriStaff USA explains top 3 reasons why workers leave your dairy • 2017 Farm Technology Days, growing better in Kewaunee County • WaterWay Network: Cover crop photo contest July 25-27
In This Issue: • DBMMC and DBA Policy Picnics set for July 25 and 27 • DNR manure plan for eastern counties gains early, but guarded, support • New state budget is nowhere in sight • Let soy squeezins stand on their own merits • Researchers say happiness turns dairy cows into cash cows • Door County cheesemaker finds niche in market • Video: Happy cows get massages, spa treatment in Wisconsin dairy barns • Manure Expo set for Aug. 22-23 in Arlington, Wis.
In This Issue: • DBA and DBMMC Policy Picnic set for next Tuesday • Tipping point? Plenty of work ahead • Canadian provinces raise milk quota as well as the ire of other dairy exporters • Wisconsin still doesn’t have a budget. What happens now? • Statement from TDS on transportation debate • DBA member Rosy-Lane Holsteins recognized at Western Canadian Dairy Seminar • Culver’s pays tribute to Wisconsin cheesemakers with limited-time Pub Burger • 1,200 people registered for Dairy Cares Kickin’ it with the Cows, still time to register
In This Issue: • Summit reveals no easy answer to dairy community challenges • State Senate leader: Heavy truck fee concept emerges in budget talk with Scott Walker, Assembly • DBA member Kinnard Farms wins U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award • Scott Walker job approval reaches 48% as Donald Trump holds at 21% • Soaring Eagle Dairy’s #sustainability journey • Farmers are getting less for dairy products • Walker, Brancel celebrate ‘WI Cheese Day’ with industry tours • Utilizing technology for continuous sustainability improvements
In This Issue: • Atty. Gen. Schimel urging EPA to respect states WOTUS review • DBA Policy Webinar Road Block: How Will Wisconsin Fund Its Roads • Judge orders halt to anti-rBST ad campaign • Millennial to millennial: What Bill Nye continues to teach me • Brancel asks Wisconsin farmers to help North Dakota neighbors • High-tech and hands-on activities at Farm Technology Days July 11-13 • Get connected with the Wisconsin Beef Council
In This Issue: • Dairy Strong presenter applications due today • Dairy Golf Classic rescheduled for August 16 • Trump sees ‘big progress’ on Wisconsin dairy farm dispute with Canada • Per-mile fee on heavy trucks emerges as tolling alternative for Wisconsin road funding • Select Sires, Inc. and Accelerated Genetics join forces • Why I talk about dairy • A dairy farmer for every customer through ‘Undeniably Dairy’ • What’s in your glass of milk?
In This Issue: • Join us for the 15th Annual Dairy Golf Classic next Thursday • Dairy Strong 2018 presenter applications due June 16 • DBA expands government affairs team • Walker says progress is being made on Wisconsin budget • Impact of dairy reaches beyond the barn doors • Lawsuit says dairy advertisement portray bovine growth hormone rBST as six-eyed monster • Dairy Strong blogger: Don’t strike out on social media • Top 10 concerns for young farmers
In This Issue: • DBA can be proud of high-cap wells victory • Join us for the 15th Annual Dairy Golf Classic • Anaerobic digester webinar set for June 5 • Nearly 90 percent of Wisconsin milk will be rBST free in 2018 • Weak dollar helps dairy • Festival Foods dietitian visits a dairy to #AskAFarmer about antibiotic use • Students celebrate dairy month with cheese curds
In This Issue: • Trump’s budget would cut $38 billion from agriculture • Bud Selig set as featured speaker at Dairy Strong 2018 • Golf outing Sponsorship opportunities available for Dairy Golf Classic • Does state road funding affect farm community? • Grocers customize June Dairy Month to bolster traffic, sales • Dietitian went to dairy to #AskAFarmer about cow care • Three things Facebook’s COO can teach dairy farmers in a volatile industry
In This Issue: • Trade: An economic engine for agriculture and rural America • Is immigration labor really ‘deport proof’ • Early-bird registration for DBA Dairy Golf Classic ends today • DMI launches Undeniably Dairy campaign • DBA connects Festival Foods with dairy farmer • Siemers-Peterman is 70th Alice in Dairyland • #JuneDairyMonth: Ready, set, post!
In This Issue: • DBA Dairy Golf Classic set for June 15 • What we learned from Canadian trade dispute • DBA member Crave Brothers Farm and Farmstead Cheese is Wisconsin Family Business of the Year winner • Buyers of ingredients lean toward clean, natural • Save Our Shores: Dan Brick, Brickstead Dairy • Wisconsin leads in state cheese production
In This Issue: • Wisconsin Assembly sends high-cap well bill to Gov. Walker • Wisconsin dairy farmers survive trade dispute crisis • Dairy Strong Bloggers: Advice for entering a family farm business • What are the odds of getting sick? 840 times more likely for raw milk drinkers • Facebook CEO Zuckerberg visits Wisconsin farm • DBA Dairy Golf Classic set for June 15
In This Issue: • May 1 demonstrations could cause labor disruptions at your farm or business • Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as ag secretary • In volatile times, control what you can • Governor Walker announces changes to loan program for dairy farmers, processors • Grassland dairy farms find buyers for their milk • Video: DBA member has disappearing diapers • DBA Dairy Golf Classic set for June 15
In This Issue: • Milk market loss: Priorities are members’ needs now, long term fixes to trade • Mullins Cheese finds home for 8 Wisconsin dairies • State will lead trade mission to Mexico • EPA farm visits: Know your rights • Video: DBA board member Lee Kinnard explains how his farm uses technology • DBA Dairy Golf Classic set for June 15 • Farmers encouraged to take part in agriculture census • Healthy ice cream? Yep, thanks to UW innovation
In This Issue: • Wisconsin, NY officials step into milk trade dispute • Three practical lessons United Airlines can teach your dairy farm • D.C. Circuit strikes down rule on animal air pollution • Warning: Dairy-free diets put young adults at risk for poor bone health • Wisconsin briefs: Looking for more uses for milk • As farmers age, agriculture community tries to recruit, retain young farmers • Elanco host seminar on dairy community innovations • Support Children’s Hospital on July 8
In This Issue: • Wisconsin dairy farmers could be forced out of business because of trade dispute • Wisconsin Senate Oks high-capacity wells bill • Assembly approves cheese as official state symbol • DBA member Mitch Breunig shows students how to detect ketosis in dairy cows • Millennials redefine ‘healthy’ • Nutrient management farmer education grant applications due April 15 • Study: Shoppers ‘not informed at all’ by labels • Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium set for June 1-3
In This Issue: • Lawmakers press transportation secretary for road funding fix; Walker tweets veto threat • The labor crunch • Committee approves bill to make cheese official dairy product • U.S. dairy exporters set aggressive growth goal • Millennials want the story behind their food • Environments and natural resources assistance • Water Brothers: ‘More Food, Less Water’
In This Issue: • Majestic Crossing Dairy’s #sustainability journey • Begert Hoof Care: A new generation in hoof health • Sonny Perdue voices concern about Trump’s budget • Ag interests state case for high-capacity well bill • Peninsula Pride Farms focuses on improvements • Vilsack on Mexico: ‘Partner first, customer second’ • Dairy Strong blogger: 7 social media tips for beginners • 2017 Alice in Dairyland top candidates
In This Issue: • Immigration webinar at 9 a.m. on March 22 will cover I-9s, visas, executive order, more • DBA speaks up at public hearing on high-capacity wells • EPA hit hardest as Trump budget targets regulation • Any way you slice it, Wisconsin dominated U.S. cheese championships • Rep. Kitchens introduces clean water access bill • Drug residue in milk tankers drops to 20-year low • 2017 milk prices average forecast at $18.10 per cwt • Dane County announces environment-focused program to help farmers store manure in winter • 2017 Wisconsin Cheese Industry Conference
In This Issue: • Dairy farmers fear Trump’s immigration policies • Bill considers agro-terrorism threats • Ben Brancel: Transportation and new market key points • Scientists: Manure irrigation gets bad rap; health risks low • Farming and racing: The Richard way • Gov. Walker attends Ag Day at the Capitol • Farmers continue efforts to reduce phosphorus in Yahara watershed • Advice from DATCP to manure applicators: Plan to spread? Think ahead • Dairy Dance Party to benefit WAEC set for March 17
In This Issue: • Sandy Larson champions story of dairy • Policy Radar: A glance at issues DBA is tracking • Policy & Purpose: Ag Day at the Capitol: Learning, speaking up • Welcome New Members • Upcoming Events • Feature Story: Dairy Strong: Focus on sustainable future • Member Spotlight: DenMar Acres: Change & growth • Socially Speaking: How to maximize your Instagram profile • Strong partnerships key to DBA success • Meet 2018 Board of Directors: Charting DBA's course with you
In This Issue: • Get involved in public office, advocacy • Policy Radar: A glance at issues DBA is tracking • From Leadership: Unified and strategic: 2018 will be even better • Welcome New Members • Upcoming Events • Feature Story: Winter's here: Now what? • Member Spotlight: Feltz Family Farms: Food, family & fun • Member Matters: Reaching customers: Mailing service benefit • Social media tip: What goals to set? • Mark your calendars: Important dates for 2018
In This Issue: • Policy progress: WE made impact in '17 • Policy Radar: A glance at issues DBA is tracking • From Leadership: Variety of members drives policy committee • Welcome New Members • Upcoming Events • Feature Story: Mistaken identity sparks social media backlash • Member Spotlight: Diederich Farm: Moving forward • Voice & Values: Giving thanks: Farmers reach out • Get your employees engaged in DBA • Dairy Strong: Keynote speakers provide insight related to dairy
In This Issue: • DNR lawsuit: Settlement brings win • Policy Radar: A glance at issues DBA is tracking • From Leadership: We're thankful for you, our valued members • Welcome New Members • Upcoming Events • Feature Story: Connecting & engaging: Member events draw us together • Member Spotlight: Heller Farm: Work hard, play hard • Get on track at Dairy Strong • Guardrails can prevent falls • Milk has a new voice - Edge!
In This Issue: • Foxconn Schmoxconn: Don't forget dairy • Policy Radar: A glance at issues DBA is tracking • From Leadership: Upset with negativity? Lead by example • Welcome New Members • Upcoming Events • Feature Story: Who is setting food trends? Inside the minds of influencers • Member Spotlight: Double Dutch Dairy: Persistence is key • Four things to learn from activists' playbook • Policy webinars • Dairy Strong: Free registration for farmers until Nov. 1!
In This Issue: • Farmers follow rules; DNR must too • Policy Radar: A glance at issues DBA is tracking • From Leadership: Spread the word: DBA membership matters • Welcome New Members • Upcoming Events • Feature Story: Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance: Reflections on our year in sustainability • Member Spotlight: Augustian Farms: Technology matters • Member events provide value to you • Registering for Dairy Strong • Network and engage with DBA at #WDE2017
In This Issue: • Policy & Purpose: Rule revision: Making solutions fair • Policy Radar: A glance at issues DBA is tracking • From Leadership: DBA & DBMMC: One-two policy punch • Welcome New Members • Upcoming Events • Feature Story: How customers see us plays a role in our future • Member Spotlight: Redrock View Farms: Family & community • Voice & Values: Connecting on values to build your story • Benefits & Value: Utility Terrain Vehicles • DBA Packer Tailgate Party: Changes add to excitement
In This Issue: • Policy & Purpose: Tipping point? Plenty of work ahead • Policy Radar: A glance at issues DBA is tracking • From Leadership: Filling the void: DBA extends expertise • Welcome New Members • Upcoming Events • Feature Story: #Sustainability journey: Videos showcase stewardship • Member Spotlight: Merry-Water Farms: Pride in stewardship • Voice & Values: Seizing moments to stand up for farming • Social media tip: Live feeds • Dairy Golf Classic rescheduled for Aug. 16
In This Issue: • Policy & Purpose: High-cap wells: Battle that chose us • Policy Radar: A glance at issues DBA is tracking • From Leadership: Being heard requires right message and mode • Welcome New Members • Upcoming Events • Feature Story: Improvement journey: Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance • Member Spotlight: Fetzer Farms: Adapting, improving • Benefits & Value: Balanced ration creates efficiency • DBA welcomes new team member • Member Matters: Policy Picnics
In This Issue: • Policy & Purpose: Love cheese? Love your farmer, too • Policy Radar: A glance at issues DBA is tracking • In volatile times, control what you can • Welcome New Members • Upcoming Events • Feature Story: Breakfast on the Farm: Connecting farmers & communities • Member Spotlight: Mystic Valley Dairy: A genetics journey • Socially Speaking: #JuneDairyMonth: Ready, set, post! • Member Matters: Golf outing June 15 • Benefits & Value: Begert Hoof Care to support DBA
In This Issue: • Policy & Purpose: Back to future for high-cap well bill • Policy Radar: A glance at issues DBA is tracking • From Leadership: Our strength comes from synergy • Feature Story: Communication problem: It’s not about educating customers • Member Spotlight: Weiland Dairy: Employees shine • Agriculture’s voice loud at state hearing • Benefits & Value: Slips, trips and falls • Save the date: DBA Dairy Golf Classic June 15 • Welcome New Members • Upcoming Events
In This Issue: • Policy & Purpose: Trump and dairy: Month 1 • Policy Radar: A glance at issues DBA is tracking • From Leadership: Hard work brings opportunities • Feature Story: Growing influence: Latino culture • Member Spotlight: Brey Cycle Farm LLC: Learning in transition • Member Matters: Member meetings aim to connect, inform • Social media tip • Benefits and value: Have you had an insurance policy review? • Social media tip • New Members • Upcoming Events