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The Indiana Dairy Producers (IDP) organization is an organized voice for Hoosier dairy farmers, representing their interests across the state. Since the organization’s inception in 1999, IDP has engaged with both producers and those that impact dairy farmers: regulators, policy-makers, dairy companies, consumers and industry partners. The Indiana Dairy Producers is a proactive, positive and professional network of dairy producer-members across the state. As an advocate and a partner, we proudly serve the dairy producers of Indiana.

 

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Breeding for the post-COVID-19 cow

Mandy Schmidt for Progressive Dairy 

Published on 29 May 2020

 

COVID-19-induced crisis mode is creating a scramble for short-term, and sometimes shortsighted, adjustments. Unfortunately, a narrow "right now" mindset doesn't work for genetic plans.

Milk markets have ebbs and flows; genetics are permanent and cumulative. Some dairies learned this hard lesson in 2009 when genetic plans changed with the downward market. In these herd-specific scenarios, we can still see genetically capped herd performance over a decade later.

Read more, here.

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WEBINAR

Dairy Industry Update: Navigating Challenges in Today's Marketplace

June 25, 2020

10 AM EDT/9 AM CDT

These are unprecedented times.  

The past few months have been a time of unprecedented change and challenge for the dairy industry as the COVID-19 virus continues to impact markets and consumer demands.
 
As you navigate these new challenges, Farm Credit Mid-America's dairy specialists continue to put our expertise and experience to work, providing access to the insights, guidance and resources you need now.
 
Please join Farm Credit Mid-America and industry experts for this free upcoming webinar.

 

Speakers include:

  • Sterling Watkins, Crop Insurance Specialist, Farm Credit Mid-America

  • Nate Donnay, Director of Dairy Market Insight, INTL FCStone

 

Reserve your spot today, here.

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DAIRY DEFINED: RISING MILK SALES BUST 'DEATH OF DAIRY' MYTH

June 15, 2020

For years, a variation of this sentence has appeared in nearly every news story that touches on fluid milk consumption: "Milk sales are down while plant-beverages are rising."

It's easy shorthand to use because while it has been a factually accurate statement in its own limited scope, it can be used toward fantastical ends, such as overhyping the rise of plant-based drinks or crafting a false narrative about dairy trends when dairy, as a whole, is seeing its highest per-capita consumption levels in decades. The assertion will never require a correction in a newspaper, so it persists.

Read more, here.

 

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