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Minnesota Milk Minute - February 12, 2016

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Minnesota Milk Minute 

February 12, 2016

A reliable source of timely market information, news and current events. 

In This Issue

Plans in Place for Dairy Day at the Capitol

FREE Dairy Management Workshops This Week

Change Happens; Are You Ready?

Kraft to Invest in New Ulm

Pesticide and Fertilizer Use Survey Begins

Upcoming Events

Dairy Management Workshops

Rochester- Tues, Feb 16

Perham- Wed, Feb 17

Hutchinson- Thur, Feb 18

March 16 - Dairy Day at the Capitol


Special thanks to
Minnesota Milk
Associate Members.
This week’s featured members:

AgStar Financial Services

Elanco Animal Health

Midwest Dairy Association


Dairy Farmers of America

Plans in Place for Dairy Day at the Capitol

Details are in place and registrations are now being taken for Minnesota Milk’s Dairy Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, March 16. Charter transportation is being provided from Sauk Centre and St. Cloud for those who can spend the entire day. The schedule includes visits with legislators; a House Ag Policy Committee hearing; a Senate Environment, Economic Development and Ag Finance Committee hearing; and a Senate Jobs, Ag and Rural Development Committee hearing. A private meeting with the governor has been requested. The day ends with a Meet-and-Greet reception with legislators. You can learn more and register at Watch for a flyer in the mail soon.​

FREE Dairy Management Workshops This Week

The Minnesota Milk Producers’ Dairy Management Workshops are being held this Tuesday in Rochester, Wednesday in Perham, and Thursday in Hutchinson. The agenda includes a panel on solutions to ag plastics and recycling, followed by ideas to raise profits during low prices. A legislative update, and the dairy, beef and grain situation and outlook is also part of the agenda. We hope you can attend. Read more.

Change Happens; Are You Ready? (Dairy Herd Management)

The key to surviving and thriving in today’s dairy industry is to understand as best you can the environment in which you farm. Control what you can, and try not to worry about the things you can’t. The tail docking ban is a battle already lost. Read more.

Kraft to Invest in New Ulm (Mankato Free Press)

Kraft is set to invest $100 million in New Ulm, adding 50 employees and saving 90 jobs that could have been on the chopping block otherwise. Plans call for bringing back production of Velveeta to the plant, a process that moved elsewhere in 2012. State and local assistance are sweetening the deal for the company. Read more.

Pesticide and Fertilizer Use Survey Begins (Minn. Dept. of Ag.)

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is encouraging farmers to take part in its annual pesticide and fertilizer use survey. This year’s survey is directed at corn producers and hay growers, and began this week. It is voluntary and will be conducted through the end of the month. The data collected helps track use of ag chemicals and provides guidance to educational and research programs. Read more.

“A Good Life is when you assume nothing, do more, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realize how blessed you really are with what you have.” -- Zig Zigler


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