The following information was submitted in a news release from CHS on June 4.
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OPINION Annual observances reflect the circumstances that surround them. The year 2021 is a unique moment, with light at the end of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. There’s excitement for the future, mixed with apprehension and nervousness about what may lie ahead. World Milk Day – June 1 – provides a moment to celebrate, for all the difficulties, dairy’s many impressive achievements of the past year. It’s a time to consider how those accomplishments can be a springboard for whatever the next year brings.
REEDSBURG, WI – Amy and Marques Koenig are doing their part to mitigate the effects of climate change. Co-owners of Jumping Jersey Dairy near Reedsburg, they’ve implemented rotational grazing and installed a solar array on their barn. They’re also participating in a pilot program that uses satellite technology to measure pasture growth and health.
Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative’s board of directors recently named Marin Bozic as an adviser. He is an assistant professor in the department of applied economics at the University of Minnesota. His study areas include dairy-policy analysis, risk management and dairy-product demand. Bozic also co-created the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Dairy Revenue Protection program.