Education & Reference

Overview of the United States Dairy Operation

Published Oct. 8, 2010

The dairy industry in the United States has undergone significant structural change over the past eight years. Total milk cow operations have declined significantly...

Mom and daughter visit the hen house

Published Sep. 27, 2010

Come take a tour with Patti and Samantha as they push open the barn doors and separate fact from fiction while addressing some of the common misconceptions attached to egg carton labels.

Dairy industry completes fluid milk carbon footprint study

Published Sep. 24, 2010

The U.S. dairy industry has completed a comprehensive study of the carbon footprint associated with the production of a gallon of fluid milk, and the findings validate the results of other studies...

Egg farmers: Good managing can help control salmonella

Published Sep. 10, 2010

There is nothing small scale about Pearl Valley Eggs, deep in the heart of Illinois farm country. The egg farm itself, two miles south of the nearest town, is a neat collection of 350-foot- and 450-foot henhouses...

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Diefendorff, left, is pictured with Matt Boyert, who nominated him for the Neighbor of the Year Award.

Medina County man is the neighbor every farmer wants to have

Published Sep. 10, 2010

Itís a horror story often heard within the agricultural community. Land next to a working farm is sold to non-farmers who move in from town and start complaining about the equipment...