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April 10 2017
Debate over the future cost of the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) has ramped up in recent weeks
April 10 2017
For the first time in 50 years, the price we pay for groceries has come down. USDA data shows that 2016 retail prices for food consumed at home fell 1.3 percent from the year before
April 10 2017
No hard working dairy farmer and their family should ever receive a letter with this line — “We regret to inform you effective May 1, 2017, (we) will no longer be able to accept your milk.”All...
April 3 2017
In just five years, Michigan went from the middle of the pack down to rock bottom when looking at regional and state mailbox price data
April 3 2017
Since the standardization of organics at the turn of the century, agriculture has struggled to define the differences between conventional and organic operations without using the term better
April 3 2017
Here’s a question that looks simple but may be very hard to answer: Will your bulk tank be big enough in 5, 10, or 20 years? It’s also a question that applies to everything on the dairy
April 3 2017
Most people adore dairy products, and cheese in particular, for the taste. The nutritional benefits are very appealing, too
April 3 2017
The financial performance of dairy farms in 2016 was far less favorable than it was in 2015, and, of course, both are easily less favorable than 2014
March 27 2017
Your take on the number dairies is interesting, but the industry isn’t declining as discussed in the Hoard’s Dairyman Intel, “Where is the dairies decline trend going?”
March 27 2017
Over the past month, there has been a $1 per hundredweight downturn in the collective Class III futures for the remainder of 2017 contracts
March 27 2017
Producers have been incorporating forage sorghum silage into their cropping schemes in response to drought and irrigation water constraints
March 27 2017
Between research data and personal on-farm experience, most dairymen would agree that overstocked pens have an undesirable affect on cow health and performance
March 27 2017
For the past 45 days the Idaho Dairymen’s Association (IDA) orchestrated a petition emphasizing the need for development and implementation of immigration legislation that would address the needs...
March 27 2017
We all know good forages set a farm up for a good year of milk production. The trick is there is a lot that goes into making that high-end, lactation-quality forage
March 20 2017
When thinking about the MPP-Dairy (Margin Protection Plan for Dairy) . . . Why can’t there be a margin incentive to respond to the markets correctly by reducing production when there is a surplus
March 20 2017
Clean ingredient lists, fresh food, and sustainability are driving consumer purchases, stated Erin Reynolds with Evergreen Packaging at the International Dairy Foods Association’s Dairy Forum held...
March 20 2017
Solar energy systems are affordable in northern climates
March 20 2017
Finding pounds of milk isn’t about using or not using BST. It’s about good management
March 20 2017
In my view, the intriguing question is why did anyone sign up for more than the $4 coverage in the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) this year?
March 20 2017
Even if a significant slowdown in the decline rate for dairy farm numbers occurs, there will likely be just half as many in 20 years are there are now
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