NAFTA negotiations may hinge on dairy dispute

Dairy supply management has emerged as a singular turning point in negotiations over NAFTA. The issue is a complicated one, fueled by strong feelings on both sides of the border, and may ultimately end up sundering NAFTA altogether says Andrew Novakovic, an expert in dairy markets and professor of agricultural economics at the Charles H. […]

Canadian dairy dispute to test Trump’s NAFTA position

Andrew Novakovic, the EV Baker Professor of Agricultural Economics in Cornell University’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, explains how the recent developments in U.S. dairy exports to Canada are threatening dairy farms in New York and Wisconsin. Novakovic says: “Dairy plants in New York and Wisconsin have been challenged to keep up with […]

Consumers sour on milk exposed to LED light

Cornell University researchers in the Department of Food Science found that exposure to light-emitting diode (LED) sources for even a few hours degrades the perceived quality of fluid milk more so than the microbial content that naturally accumulates over time. Their study determined that milk remained at high-quality for two weeks when shielded from LED […]

Ag Dean: Cuomo planting right seeds for continued growth in NYS

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address on Wednesday included a number of new initiatives designed to promote agriculture and food quality – and through them the economic vitality – of New York State. Kathryn J. Boor, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, praised […]

Dietary guidelines committee member explains value of certain cholesterols

Tom Brenna, a professor of human nutrition at Cornell University who served on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, says the updated health guide sheds light on the benefits of good cholesterol as it relates to dairy, but doesn’t lift all constraints. Bio: http://www.human.cornell.edu/bio.cfm?netid=jtb4   Brenna says: “A very clear consensus led to the recommendation […]

Family farm managers earn less, but gain ‘emotional’ wealth

ITHACA, N.Y. – After hours harvesting forage, managing livestock and milking cows, new Cornell University agricultural economic research shows family members who work on the family dairy farm make $22,000 less annually than comparable hired managers, but are handsomely compensated with “socioemotional” wealth. “While $22,000 seems like a large penalty, there are nonfinancial rewards they […]

New York state cheeses earn blue ribbons, boost local economy

ITHACA, N.Y. – For three days in August, 10 cheese judges gathered at Cornell’s Stocking Hall to discern, savor and taste 230 cheeses to determine New York’s best for 2015. In a thrill for taste buds, the judges encountered cheddars, mozzarella, farmstead artisan, ricotta, smoky provolone and 15 other cheeses. The results will be announced […]

2015 Agribusiness Economic Outlook Conference, Dec. 9

WHAT:          Cornell University’s 2015 Agribusiness Economic Outlook Conference WHEN:          Dec. 9, 2014, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. WHERE:        Warren Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca MEDIA:         Media members are asked to RSVP to Melissa Osgood in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-255-2059 or mmo59@cornell.edu.   ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell’s Charles H. Dyson School of Applied […]

Leading the whey – Cornell at forefront of dairy safety outreach

ITHACA, N.Y. – Any way you slice it, brine it or age it, Cornell’s Food Science Dairy Extension Program faculty and professionals are helping New York cheesemakers and dairy producers provide safe, high-quality products for consumers. “The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Department of Food Science are committed to working with federal […]

First metritis vaccine protects dairy cows

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell scientists have created the first vaccines that can prevent metritis, one of the most common cattle diseases. The infection not only harms animals and farmers’ profits, but also drives more systemic antibiotic use on dairy farms than any other disease. The new vaccines prevent metritis infection of the uterus from taking […]