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Tuesday, October 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tips for manure hauling during wet conditions »
We know it’s been challenging and stressful to harvest crops and apply manure to fields during this extraordinarily wet fa...
Friday, September 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DBA membership special: Ends Dec. 31 »
  We are excited to offer farmers the opportunity to join the Dairy Business Association for the first two ye...
Friday, September 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oct. 3: Member events @ World Dairy Expo »
DBA will host TWO events on Thur., Oct. 3 at World Dairy Expo. Both events will be held in the Michigan Room at the Clario...
Friday, September 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Balancing act: Farmer and elected official »
Schmidt’s Ponderosa, LLC in Bonduel, like many family dairy farms, has changed over the years. The first freestall barn, a...
Thursday, September 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ATCP 51 hearings showcase united opposition to proposed rule changes »
If you did not have a chance to testify at a public hearing, you still have a narrow window to submit written comments. Th...
Thursday, August 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DBA member events at WDE »
CLICK HERE to RSVP for the Administrative Rule Roundup Luncheon CLICK HERE to RSVP for the Member appreciation...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DBA calls on U.S. to nail down trade deal with Japan »
The Dairy Business Association joined forces with a host of other dairy associations, cooperatives and companies today to...
Thursday, August 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Grow a Farm Culture for Business Success »
The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension and the Dairy Business Association (DBA) hosted a workshop for...
Thursday, August 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Adding robots leads to cow longevity »
Minglewood Inc., located in Deer Park, looks different today than when it started 126 years ago. Currently, the fourth an...
Wednesday, July 31, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Targeted standards proposed for nitrates »
A few minutes ago, Gov. Tony Evers announced that his administration will pursue regulatory changes that could affect ma...
Monday, July 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Speak out on proposed changes to livestock siting rule »
The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is moving forward with a series of public hearings on...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
We're working for you on livestock siting »
I want to update you on the process for revising Wisconsin's livestock siting rule and on the Dairy Business Association’s...
Tuesday, July 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DBA's Policy Radar for July »
While attention was focused on the state budget process, progress is also being made on some on standalone legislation tha...
Tuesday, July 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Inclusivity, partnerships key to moving dairy forward »
Everyone, including myself, gets caught up in a daily routine, preventing us from reflecting on where we started, where we...
Tuesday, July 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gov. Evers signs state budget »
DBA has been working since the beginning of the year to ensure the dairy community was not overlooked in the coming state...
Monday, June 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Save the date for Policy Picnics »
Edge and DBA will once again be hosting Policy Picnics to engage with members. Join us to hear about the status of...
Monday, June 10, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Social media tips: Activist videos »
You may be aware of a situation involving undercover activist videos at Fair Oaks Farms in Indiana. The story is getting a...
Monday, May 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Strategic focus: Postive Perception »
Perception is often reality. This is why it is critically important that we maintain a positive perception of dairy farmer...
Friday, May 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Be prepared and focused for media interviews »
Talking to a news reporter can be scary. I used to be one and I still sometimes feel queasy being on the receiving end of...
Friday, May 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DBA Dairy Golf Classic June 13: Early-bird registration ends May 20 »
Join the fun while supporting the Dairy Business Association’s policy and other work at our annual golf outing on Thursday...
Friday, May 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DBA puts dairy front & center at Capitol »
In a rarely visited part of the Capitol in Madison, you can find vending machines. This is where you can buy soda or a can...
Friday, May 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
When crisis hits: What we learned from fire »
Matsche Farms in Birnamwood was started in 1966 with two milking cows. During the past 50 years – with a lot of hard work,...
Friday, April 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DBA members make impact at Dairy Day at the Capitol »
State leaders got a strong reminder on Wednesday about the importance of Wisconsin’s dairy community and the commitment of...
Thursday, April 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
You can shape the state budget! »
The Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee oversees the writing of the state budget. This important group of lawmakers is n...
Tuesday, April 2, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Register by Friday for #DairyDay »
DBA board member and dairy farmer Amy Christman Penterman of Dutch Dairy LLC encourage you to participate in Dairy Day at...
Thursday, March 28, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Make a difference: Vote Tuesday »
In today’s political environment, it would be easy to be turned off by elections and not vote. But then you would mis...
Monday, March 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Strategic focus: Industry collaboration »
Think of the industry relations department as the “collaboration center” of DBA. The strategic direction of the department...
Monday, March 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
More lobbying power: A new face on the team »
Greetings, DBA members! I recently joined the DBA team and am thrilled to be working for you, and I look forward to...
Monday, March 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Neighborly connections bring benefits »
Keeping an open line of communication and friendship is key for farmers to start a positive relationship with their neighb...
Monday, March 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
March policy radar »
Spring Election Mark your calendars and check your ballots. You will be voting April 2 for town and county government...
Monday, March 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DBA board: New president, three directors »
DBA members will be hearing from a new president and seeing three new faces on the board of directors. The changes...
Monday, March 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ahead of curve: Farmers focus on water »
During his first State of the State address, Gov. Tony Evers announced he wanted 2019 to be the year of water. This is par...
Friday, March 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DBA statement on Gov. Evers proposed budget »
The governor’s budget, formally released Thursday, would impact various aspects of life in Wisconsin. Here is a partial li...
Tuesday, February 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dairy sustainability webinar: Yahara Pride Farms composting partnership »
The dairy sustainability “lunch and learn” series meets quarterly over the lunch hour to provide an overview of DBA and Ed...
Thursday, January 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Being involved changed my farm »
The owners at Cottonwood Dairy have plenty to do on the 1,800-cow farm. And, a lot of it has to do with something other th...

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