April 5 2016
As printed in our March 25, 2016 issue... A $15.25 ALL-MILK PRICE represented USDA's latest 2016 price forecast. Since last May, economists have lowered the projection by $2.70 per cwt. JANUARY MILK FELL...
March 20 2016
As printed in our March 10, 2016 issue... USDA BECAME MORE CAUTIOUS lowering its 2016 All-Milk price estimate to $15.65 per hundredweight. The agency's projections have fallen steadily from last May's...
Feb. 17 2016
As printed in our February 25, 2016 issue... MILK PRICE RECOVERY could come in 2016, but still may be some way off, projected Rabobank's Kevin Bellamy. "Some on our team are concerned that we will not...
Feb. 17 2016
As printed in our February 10, 2016 issue... MILK PRICES CONTINUE TO ERODE as Class III futures for February to July dropped $1.25 on average since early December trading. The March contract of $13.66...
Feb. 2 2016
As printed in our January 25, 2016 issue... CLASS III FUTURES FELL OVER $1 per hundredweight for February to July contracts in December-to-early-January trading. Growing global dairy product inventories...
Jan. 14 2016
As printed in our January 10, 2016 issue... BUTTER PRICES HAVE BEEN MELTING despite strong demand. From December 9 to 15, spot butter fell from $2.79 to $2.07 per pound. Even so, those values were well...
Jan. 5 2016
As printed in our December 2015 issue... CLASS III FUTURES FELL BY $1.60 for December to May contracts since June trading. With a $14.90 average for the six-month window, half of the price reduction in...
Dec. 9 2015
As printed in our November 2015 issue... CULL RATES HAVE PICKED UP MOMENTUM as 14,100 additional dairy cows were sent to packing plants in September compared to the same month last year. Through the first...
Nov. 6 2015
As printed in our October 25, 2015 issue... IN FINAL TPP TALKS, Canada successfully negotiated a trade pact that kept nearly 97 percent of its dairy markets out of reach from foreign competition. In making...
Oct. 14 2015
As printed in our October 10, 2015 issue... SIGN-UP FOR 2016 MPP-DAIRY COVERAGE has been extended until November 20, 2015. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance...
Oct. 14 2015
As printed in our September 25, 2015 issue... THE CORN HARVEST FORECAST remained strong with USDA projecting the third largest crop on record at 13.59 billion bushels. If realized, this year's corn crop...
Oct. 14 2015
As printed in our September 10, 2015 issue... A U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE BLOCKED implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) stepped-up "Clean Water Act" rules. "The risk of irreparable harm...
Oct. 14 2015
As printed in our August 25, 2015 issue... DAIRY STALLED the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations focused on developing a free trade zone between the U.S., Canada, Japan, New Zealand and eight...
Aug. 17 2015
As printed in our August 10, 2015 issue... DAIRY REMAINED A "HOT BUTTON ISSUE" as Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations entered the final stages. The potential free trade zone between the U.S.,...
July 28 2015
As printed in our July 2015 issue... CORN AND SOYBEAN PRICES ROSE due to wet field conditions, faster drawdowns in grain inventories and the lowest corn acreage since 2010. September beans traded at $10.40...
July 28 2015
As printed in our June 2015 issue... CLASS III FUTURES TRADED IN A NARROW RANGE over the past 90 days. June to December contracts averaged $17.37 at the magazine's close. USDA'S FIRST 2016 ALL-MILK PRICE...
June 5 2015
As printed in our May 25, 2015 issue... RESTAURANT FOOD SALES TOPPED those from grocers for the first time this past March, according to U.S. Department of Commerce data. While grocery totals don't include...
June 2 2015
As printed in our May 10, 2015 issue... IN ONE OF THE LARGEST DAIRY PRODUCT RECALLS in U.S. history, Blue Bell took all of its ice cream off of store shelves following a potentially deadly Listeria monocytogenes...
May 4 2015
As printed in our April 25, 2015 issue... AT $17.35 PER CWT., USDA HELD STEADY its All-Milk price forecast for 2015. However, the components of that forecast shifted a great deal in the past month as Class...
April 14 2015
As printed in our April 10, 2015 issue... THE NINE-MONTH BLEND OF CLASS III FUTURES FELL nearly 80 cents to $16.43 during a 30-day window dating back to February 27. May's $15.45 represented the low and...