Dairy News appears in each of the 20 issues of Hoard's Dairyman. It details market prices and dairy industry happenings.

April 17 2014
As printed in our April 25, 2014 issue... SPOT CHEESE LOST GROUND in early April. Blocks fell by 25-1/4 cents to settle at $2.17 per pound by mid-month. Barrels dropped 17 cents to $2.08. Even so, USDA...
April 4 2014
As printed in our April 10, 2014 issue... AN ALL-MILK PRICE WITH A $21.70 midpoint was the latest projection for 2014 by USDA. That value grew by $1.60 since December's estimate. A RECORD UNIFORM PRICE...
March 11 2014
As printed in our March 25, 2014 issue... NEW MILK PRICE RECORDS were set for all four classes. The March Class I Mover was $23.64, up $1.62 from last month's watermark. The February Class II posted $23.73,...
Feb. 25 2014
As printed in our March 10, 2014 issue... THE ICONIC "GOT MILK?" CAMPAIGN was shuttered by the national Milk Processor Education Program, or MilkPEP, as it launched a new tagline, "Milk Life." First utilized...
Feb. 11 2014
As printed in our February 25, 2014 issue... THE FARM BILL BECAME LAW in just 10 days. On January 29, it passed the House on a 251 to 166 vote. Then, the Senate approved it, 68 to 32. The President signed...
Feb. 11 2014
As printed in our February 10, 2014 issue... U.S. MILK OUTPUT ROSE 0.4 PERCENT to reach 201.2 billion pounds in 2013 compared to the previous year, according to initial USDA estimates. COW NUMBERS WERE...
Jan. 13 2014
As printed in our January 25, 2014 issue... U.S. DAIRY EXPORTS SET A NEW RECORD with one month yet to be tallied in 2013. The 11-month total of $6.1 billion and 15.6 percent of total milk solids passed...
Jan. 13 2014
As printed in our January 10, 2014 issue... PAY PROJECTIONS STRENGTHENED through November and December trading as Class III futures rose over $1.80 to nearly an $18.70 average for January to June contracts....
Dec. 11 2013
As printed in our December 2013 issue... ECONOMIC INDICATORS ARE POINTING UP for most key dairy measures. December to May Class III milk futures climbed $1.10 from early November trading. Those six contracts...
Dec. 11 2013
As printed in our November 2013 issue... FARM BILL NEGOTIATIONS finally got out of the starting gate on October 30 as the Senate and House conference committees delivered public comments. The next step...
Oct. 21 2013
As printed in our October 25, 2013 issue... ROUTINE USDA REPORTS have gone unpublished since the October 1 government shutdown. Crop Progress, Dairy Market News and Dairy Products were not released as...
Oct. 10 2013
As printed in our October 10, 2013 issue... THE HOUSE PASSED THE FOOD PORTION of its farm bill. Now, the nutrition title can be married to the 11 previously passed farm components. After that, the House...
Sept. 26 2013
As printed in our September 25, 2013 issue... THE FATE OF THE FARM BILL remained uncertain at the magazine's close. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Ohio) indicated the House would consider a food...
Sept. 26 2013
As printed in our June 2016 issue... VITAMIN D AND POTASSIUM will be added to FDA's updated Nutrition Facts Panel. In replacing vitamins A and C, vitamin D and potassium joined calcium and iron as under-consumed...
Sept. 12 2013
As printed in our September 10, 2013 issue... CORN AND SOYBEAN FUTURES CONTRACTS stiffened in late August trading after one of the wettest springs on record gave way to an abnormally dry summer. July and...
Aug. 27 2013
As printed in our August 25, 2013 issue... GRAIN MARKETS CONTINUE TO SOFTEN as corn was down over 40 percent from last August's record highs; soybeans were down 20 percent. Futures prices for corn ranged...
Aug. 12 2013
As printed in our August 10, 2013 issue... THE HOUSE PASSED A FARM-ONLY farm bill in mid-July by a 216 to 208 vote with only Republicans in favor of passage. It only included 11 of the traditional 12 titles...
July 15 2013
As printed in our July 2013 issue... MARKET STABILIZATION WAS STRIPPED out of the dairy portion of the farm bill when the House passed the Goodlatte-Scott Amendment. However, it was a moot point, as Representatives...
June 17 2013
As printed in our June 2013 issue... ON A 15 to 5 BIPARTISAN VOTE, the Senate Agriculture Committee passed its version of a new farm bill. The next day, the House Ag Committee followed suit by moving forward...
May 13 2013
As printed in our May 25, 2013 issue... BOTH DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL dairy prices have softened slightly from recent highs. May-to-December Class III futures fell over 50 cents since early May and settled...