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  • Are subsidies driving dairy farmers into bankruptcy? [Germany]

    05/30/2016 8:55:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 29.05.2016 | Jan Walter / gro
    Many dairy farmers work long hours though their pay is dropping and a growing number of farms are going bankrupt. They have a low opinion of subsidies. […] Michael Greshake is struggling with low market prices for the dairy products put out by his farm in Velbert, in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. His main buyer, a Dutch company, has contractually agreed to buy a set amount of milk. However, Greshake’s farm assumes the risk for overproduction. If contracted farms such as Greshake’s suddenly produce a surplus — and demand fails to grow — purchase prices sink. That is why...
  • Growth hormone in dairy cows a greenhouse-gas plus: study (Got rbST?)

    07/01/2008 6:53:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 101+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/1/08 | Jean-Louis Santini
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Giving one million dairy cows a growth hormone makes them produce more milk would cut greenhouse gas emissions equal to taking 400,000 cars off the road, a US study found. Large scale cow milk production requires the use of huge amounts of land, water and feed resources, noted Judith Capper, a researcher at Cornell University in New York. But using rbST -- the first biotech product used on US farms which has been in farm use for about 15 years -- can help reduce the "carbon hoofprint" while still meeting dairy demand, she explained. Known as either...
  • Farmer samples manure cocktail

    02/20/2004 8:24:19 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 30 replies · 143+ views
    indystar.com ^ | 2/20/04 | Association Press
    <p>WINCHESTER, Ind. -- A farmer who wants to build a 1,650-cow dairy farm about 20 miles east of Muncie drank a glass of water with a drop of manure in it to prove the waste material is safe.</p> <p>During a public hearing Wednesday, Tony Goltstein, a Dutch immigrant, drank the mixture in front of a surprised crowd of about 200 people at the Randolph County Fairgrounds.</p>
  • Earliest Evidence of Dairy Farming Found

    01/28/2003 3:08:12 PM PST · by Junior · 17 replies · 291+ views
    AP - Science ^ | 2003-01-27
    WASHINGTON - Dairy farming became widespread in Britain as early as the new stone age — around 4,000 B.C. — a team of researchers at England's University of Bristol reports.Mark Copley, an archaeological chemist, said evidence of milk fats was found on broken pieces of pottery at several ancient sites in southern England.Using new methods of analysis, scientists have learned to differentiate between ancient residue from milk fat and other fats and oils in recent years, Copley and his team report in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.Their findings provide evidence of "the earliest farming communities in Britain, though...