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ISSUE DATE: 06/17/2013

Family has deep dairy heritage

By Jennifer Carrico

Farming is about heritage and heritage runs deep at Hansen’s Farm Fresh Dairy near Hudson, Iowa. The fifth and sixth generation of the Hansen family currently run the farm, and the seventh generation is just getting started in the dairy business.

The farm has been in the family since 1864. Today, they milk 150 Holstein cows at the northeast Iowa farm. Jay and Jeanne Hansen live on the farm and their four sons run different parts of the farming operation, while their daughter raises her family in Omaha, Neb.

“With seven family members working on the farm, we all have our own job to do and Mom and Dad are here to help wherever it’s needed and give us advice,” Blake Hansen said.


NEWS

Follow tornado safety tips while on the road
Senate approves farm bill by wide margin
Study shows agricultural export promotion investment is an international priority

CROPS

Difficult to anticipate corn production
Hoffman crew sees good harvest, rain in Olney, Texas
Iowa State seeks livestock producers' input for ethanol coproducts survey
Misener crew stays busy waiting for harvest to begin
Monsanto looks to the future with new research platforms
Monsanto's tests show commercial wheat varieties in PNW free of GM trait
No-till, crop rotation important for future
Recent crop insurance changes promote water conservation
Roland Harvesting hits the road for harvest
Website helps potato growers avoid, manage glyphosate issues
Weed ID important when selecting, treating weeds
Wheat streak mosaic virus spreading
Z Crew sees drought in western Kansas, Oklahoma

LIVESTOCK

A bray keeps predators away
Beef Empire Days live and carcass shows embody tradition of the festival
Beef Empire Days long-standing events celebrate and add to tradition of industry, festival
Bison industry weighs in as Senate starts farm bill markup farm bill | Disaster assistance, trade, r
Congress reauthorizes the Animal Drug User Fee Act
Dairy cattle group seeks award nominees
Farm fresh Family has deep dairy heritage
First MU Extension 'Dairy Field Day' set for June 20
Gelbvieh juniors host Western Regional Show in Columbus, Kan.
Keeping flies off cattle prevents stress, weight loss
Montana rancher calls for better management, congressional approval of national monuments
National Red and White Convention will be held in New York
NCBA, PLC call for full delisting of wolves nationwide
NMSU researcher looks to use algal co-product as protein in animal feed
Not too early to vaccinate for anthrax
Parade grand marshal awarded for volunteer service
Patent issued for beneficial animal 'candy'
Prairie Farms to celebrate 75th anniversary
Quality Assurance sessions scheduled for Iowa pork producers
Reduce your risk when commingling calves
Rolling billboards promote U.S. beef, pork in Seoul
SD Stockgrowers welcome summer intern
Sheep and Goat Parasite Workshop set for June 20

EDITOR

As the world turns
Broken record, times two
Lessons from the land
Playing by the rules

COLUMNS

After record losses, RMA looks to expand and improve crop insurance
Company starts mineral management program
Have your bacon and eat it too
Kansan seeks high yield dream
My darling Clementine
Put safety first to avoid accidents
Rainy days
Technology at forefront for dairy firm

MARKETS

Amarillo livestock auction report
Colorado livestock auction summary
Crop conditions range from very poor to good New mexico
Dalhart livestock auction report
Dodge City livestock sales report
Drier conditions allow for fieldwork to resume nebraska
Dry conditions persist
Georgia cattle auction summary
Grain market close
Grain, soybean bids higher
Hay trade light in some areas
Hay trade slow to moderate
Joplin livestock auction report
Mild temps, some rain helps recently planted crops Kansas
Most areas of state see rainfall Texas
Ogallala livestock auction report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock auction report
Rainfall limits fieldwork
Some parts of state receive rain arkansas
South Central direct sheep sales report
Springfield livestock marketing center
Tulsa livestock auction report
Warmer, drier weather recorded
Wet soil conditions limit fieldwork
Wet, cool conditions limit fieldwork
Wheat harvest begins oklahoma
Woodward livestock market report

RANGE

Beef producers can consider summer annuals as additional feed source
Certified Grazier Program expands in 2013
Moran glad amendment on alfalfa passes Senate
Registration open for 2013 Iowa Grazing Conference
Wyoming Forage Field Day set June 27 near Lingle

FAMILY

4-H members fighting hunger with 'Invest an Acre' program
Breeding livestock success in 4-H
Entries open for columnist contest
Flowering trees add beauty to the landscape
Garden tips for June
Helpful household tips
Inner chef 're-vealed' in recipe contest
Kids' summer jobs offer opportunities for parents, too
KSU researcher awarded $67,000 grant to boost strawberry production
Meditation
New interactive Extension circular offers information on rain gardens
Pass the potatoes
Tralee small but spacious
Trees and turf have different water needs

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