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Read online content from popular columnists including Ryan Dennis and Yevet Tenney, as well as comments from Progressive Dairy editor Karen Lee.

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Here’s the deal: It ain’t 1940 and most people aren’t getting their milk from their own cows or even their neighbour’s cows. These days, consumers are buying their food from the grocery store and are wondering where in the heck the product originated. Not everyone lives in a rural area and has the opportunity to meet a local farmer or visit a dairy farm.

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Growing up on a cattle ranch, I have spent many hours in the saddle on cattle drives. The cattle needed to be moved to greener pastures, no matter what the weather. Some days were bright and shiny and a pleasure to saddle up and ride out on the range. Some days, the wind was blowing dust in billows to where you almost couldn’t breathe.

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Once again, it is time for our annual state of the industry issue. In the centre of this issue, we bring you the industry’s annual metric report to see how each province and the country as a whole has been performing over the past year.

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I shared the following earlier this year on social media:

“I was recently asked what I am most excited for in the new year (2018). I thought; then I thought some more.

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I find it ironic the main themes for this issue – feed, forages and nutrition; dry and transition cows; and equipment, tools and implements – are coinciding with my life this week.

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