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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...
Monday, January 7, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fitting together: Government connections build trust »
Lee Kinnard has hosted countless tours of his Casco farm over the years. But a recent group of visitors was a change of pa...
Friday, January 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
2019 brings opportunities & challenges »
DBA is going to be dealing with a lot of change in 2019, which will bring opportunities and challenges. The state Le...
Thursday, December 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Social media tip: Have you thought about YouTube? »
A social media platform that should be on your list is YouTube. The video-sharing website gives farmers and corporat...
Thursday, December 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dairy Strong set to bring chief ag trade negotiator »
Dairy Strong is a high-caliber conference and our goal is to deliver relevant speakers and presenters. We are excited to a...
Thursday, December 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Four items to watch as we head into 2019 »
By Mike North, president of DBA and Commodity Risk Management Group Dairy markets have endured a full assault on a nu...
Wednesday, November 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
We need YOU to run for local office »
It’s that time of the year again – time to decide if you should get involved in local government. Notices are out for the...
Wednesday, November 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Happy Thanksgiving! »
  Teamwork is key. We appreciate your membership and support to move Wisconsin dairy forward. We wish you and your...
Thursday, November 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for Nominations for the 2019 DBA Board of Directors »
The DBA Nominating Committee is seeking DBA members qualified and interested in joining the DBA Board of Directors for t...
Monday, November 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Webinar: Introduction to the Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance »
DBA and The Nature Conservancy organized the Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance in 2016 with the goal of helping dairy f...
Friday, November 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DBA set to work with both parties on success for dairy farmers, state »
By John Holevoet, director of government affairs Political pundits largely predicted the outcomes we saw at the feder...
Monday, November 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
You MUST vote on Tuesday! »
Tomorrow, Nov. 6, is Election Day, and the results will directly impact our ability to advance pro-dairy measures. S...
Monday, October 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nominate a dairy farmer to win DBA Advocate Award »
Annually, the Dairy Business Association is honored to recognize one of its outstanding farmer members as our DBA Advocate...
Thursday, October 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Your organization: How can we serve you better? »
An association is defined as a connection between people or organizations. A connection is some common factor linking all...
Thursday, October 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hall’s Calf Ranch: Innovative & caring »
The year 1995 marked the beginning of J Hall’s career as a custom calf raiser in Kewaunee. He started with 13 rente...
Thursday, October 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Empowering members & tackling challenges »
It is hard to believe that it’s already been four years since I began my journey with DBA. It has been an action-packed ti...
Thursday, October 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
General Election Day: Reminders »
Tuesday, Nov. 6, is an important day. Wisconsin voters will decide several statewide races, including the governor, lieute...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dairy Strong Jan. 23-24: Connect, learn and re-energize »
  Be inspired with a diverse program of events. Learn about current research and new technologies. Get updates on...
Tuesday, September 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nutrient trading: Conservation benefit »
As stewards of our natural resources, farmers hang their hats on preserving and protecting the water, soil and air. Thanks...
Tuesday, September 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The biggest mistake ag advocates make »
Last month, I saw several of my Facebook friends sharing a negative post created by an activist group that was degrading t...
Thursday, August 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bomaz Farms: Thinking ahead »
Incorporating their dairy farm in 1974 was a smart move for Bob Zwald Sr. and his wife, Mary. It allowed their sons, Bob a...
Wednesday, August 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
You're invited: Member events at World Dairy Expo »
Oct. 4: Election Preview Luncheon 12:30 - 2 p.m. You’re seeing the ads and hearing the rhetoric. Nov. 6 is shaping up t...
Thursday, August 2, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Cash cows? Emphasize animal care, not money »
Dairy farming is a business. There, I said it. Despite the storyline from groups opposed to animal agriculture that...
Thursday, August 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Jauquet’s Hillview Dairy: Community is key »
Dave and Stacy Jauquet started farming in 2001 in a rented facility that eventually lead them to Dave’s family farm in Lux...
Tuesday, July 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
On-farm OSHA workshops scheduled for fall »
This September, DBA is excited to once again offer regional member meetings focused on workplace safety. Making sur...
Tuesday, July 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Let your voice be heard »
By Mike North, board president The ongoing rhetoric of trade and tariffs in recent months has had significant and po...
Tuesday, July 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
What’s our sister organization up to? »
In 2010, a small group of DBA members started a new cooperative. The hope was this co-op would charge farmers less for ver...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Action needed: Push for ag labor vote »
Dairy farmers have a chance to sway lawmakers in Washington to push forward a solution to agriculture's labor needs. Howev...
Friday, July 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CAFO permit oversight: Why it makes sense »
By Dairy Business Association For years, DBA has been proposing moving the permitting process for larger farms from t...
Friday, July 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
We won’t apologize for pushing pro-dairy policies »
The powerful dairy lobby is meeting with government officials to push its pro-dairy agenda. I am paraphrasing a headl...

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