On Farm

Managing the Risks of the Milk Price Rollercoaster

The 2020 milk price roller coaster has more and more dairy farmers considering their risk management options. Maryland & Virginia’s August member webinar focused on the various risk management programs available to members through the co-op and through government programs. Katie Burgess, Director of Risk Management for Blimling and Associates, will led the session. She …

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A Dairy Christmas Holiday!

Everyone celebrates the holidays a little bit differently. When you have a couple hundred cows to tend, your Christmas morning routine tracks a bit different than most households. Member Caci Cook Nance of McConnells, South Carolina, looks forward to waking her children up at 4:30 a.m. to open presents on Christmas morning. “It’s a little …

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Calling All College-Bound, Dairy Driven Students: Scholarships Now Available

Maryland & Virginia has released its annual scholarship application. Every year the cooperative awards five $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing careers in the dairy industry. Thanks to generous contributions from members, staff, industry partners and supporters, the cooperative is able to offer additional scholarships to deserving students. To be eligible, applicants must be the son, …

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FARM Animal Care Program Version 4.0 Unveiled

The National Milk Producers Federation recently unveiled the FARM Animal Care Program Version 4.0. This latest evolution of FARM supports closer farmer-veterinarian relationships, requires continuing education for all employees and adds a new standard for pain management when disbudding animals. Significant changes go into effect beginning January 1, 2020. They include: 1. If tail docking …

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Pennsylvania Dairy Farmer Wins Dairying for Tomorrow Award

(RESTON, Va., August 16, 2019) – Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative commends members David and Marie Graybill of Mifflintown, Pennsylvania for being named a Dairying for Tomorrow award winner by the American Dairy Association Northeast. David and Marie accepted their award at Ag Progress Days in Rock Springs, Pennsylvania on Thursday August 15. “David …

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Maryland & Virginia Honors Members with Inaugural Producer of the Year Award at 99th Annual Meeting

March 28, 2019, Reston, Virginia – Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative honored two farm families as Producers of the Year and two families as Producer of the Year Finalists at its 99th Annual Meeting during the Member Recognition Luncheons held this week in Hickory, North Carolina, and York, Pennsylvania. The Producer of the Year …

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