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Students pursuing degrees in agriculture are combining academic work with hands-on training on university dairies

After a full night of studying, Haley Hines wills her eyes open as her alarm sounds in the predawn hours. Fighting her body’s urge to throw the covers over her head, she turns to silence the ringing. Tossing blankets aside, she swings her legs over the edge of the bed.

It’s 4:30 a.m. and she’s up, donning her coveralls and boots. In less than 15 minutes, she’s ready and...

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How cutting-edge technology has helped DFA members and others in the industry increase production, improve herd health and produce quality milk

Data has always been a staple in agriculture. Even the early farmers kept track of the weather, how much milk their cows gave and the health of their herd. Over the centuries, data’s role in dairying has increased exponentially, with the collection of data employing the latest technology.

Today, the importance of data and technology is most...

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Last month, nearly 122 million voters headed to the polls to cast their vote in the November general election. President Barack Obama was elected to a second term in office and will continue to face a Congress divided by two parties.

According to Jackie Klippenstein, vice president of industry and legislative affairs, several Dairy Farmers of America members have expressed interest on how the election’s outcome could impact those in agriculture, as well as who will lead the president’...

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Dairy products like cheese, yogurt, milk and other dairy-based beverages offer a natural source of protein that, until now, consumers haven't always been aware of

When Little Miss Muffet first sat on her tuffet eating her curds and whey, she probably had no idea how popular her snack of choice would become.

Today, the popularity of whey continues to climb as more research backs up the benefits of the cheese-making byproduct. Whey protein has been proven to help build muscle, aid in...

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