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

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...
April 30 2013
As printed in our May 10, 2013 issue... FDA SOMATIC-CELL LIMIT to stay at 750,000, based on action at National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments. Delegates voted down reduction to 400,000 by a vote...
April 17 2013
As printed in our April 25, 2013 issue... REVERSING COURSE, NASS WILL PUBLISH partial Milk Production estimates for the remainder of its fiscal year by gleaning data from various administrative reports....
April 15 2013
As printed in our April 10, 2013 issue... ROBUST WORLD DAIRY PRICES have caused futures markets in the states to move upward. From March 11 to 26, April-to-October Class III futures rose by an average...
March 21 2013
As printed in our March 25, 2013 issue... GLOBAL PRODUCT PRICES ARE ROBUST. In early March trading, the eight-product mix climbed 10 percent to $1.91 per pound. However, the global auction hasn't translated...
March 12 2013
As printed in our March 10, 2013 issue... JANUARY MILK ROSE 0.5 PERCENT nationwide over a year ago. Cows fell 17,000 (-0.2 percent) from last January. However, the national herd has grown three consecutive...
Feb. 20 2013
As printed in our February 25, 2013 issue... FOR THE 21ST STRAIGHT YEAR, cheese production posted a new record. It rose 2.5 percent (unadjusted for leap year) to 10.86 billion pounds. AT 244.8 MILLION...
Feb. 15 2013
As printed in our February 10, 2013 issue... YEARLY MILK FLOW TOPPED 200 BILLION POUNDS for the first time in the U.S. That represented a 2.1 percent or 4-billion-pound gain over 2011. DECEMBER OUTPUT...
Jan. 30 2013
As printed in our January 25, 2013 issue... A FARM BILL EXTENSION was rolled into year-end fiscal cliff legislation. It extended three dairy programs until September 30: the Dairy Export Incentive (DEIP),...
Jan. 18 2013
As printed in our January 10, 2013 issue... CLASS III FUTURES REBOUNDED 20 cents from late November trading to average $18.58 for the first nine months of 2013. However, these contracts remain $2.35 lower...
Dec. 11 2012
As printed in our December 2012 issue... APPROVAL OF THE FARM BILL before year's end appears to hinge on its inclusion in a larger overall budget package needed to avert the fiscal cliff. TO PREPARE FOR...
Dec. 3 2012
As printed in our October 25, 2012 issue... GENETIC EVALUATIONS WILL MOVE from USDA to a private sector consortium, based on an early October vote by the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB). A definitive...
Dec. 3 2012
As printed in our November 2012 issue... FARMFIRST DAIRY COOPERATIVE would be the name of the merged cooperatives of Family Dairies USA, Manitowoc Milk Producers Cooperative and Milwaukee Cooperative Milk...
Oct. 15 2012
As printed in our October 10, 2012 issue... THE LEADERSHIP IN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES did not bring the farm bill up for a vote in September and left for a six-week election recess. WITH NO ACTION, THE...
Oct. 9 2012
As printed in our September 25, 2012 issue... GLOBAL PRODUCT PRICES WERE $1.44 per pound in early September trading at the Global Dairy Trade. Those composite index values are up 6 cents since late August...
Sept. 18 2012
As printed in our September 10, 2012 issue... COW NUMBERS WERE DOWN 44,000 HEAD this July when compared to April's nationwide peak of 9.27 million. As a result, milk production grew only 0.7 percent, the...
Aug. 29 2012
As printed in our August 25, 2012 issue... SOME MAY ARGUE the validity of USDA's Milk-Feed Ratio. However, one thing is clear, feed prices are surging and milk checks are not keeping pace. July's 1.29...
Aug. 13 2012
As printed in our August 10, 2012 issue... THE WORST DROUGHT IN OVER 50 YEARS badly damaged the nation's corn and soybean crop as 40 percent is located in severe drought areas. Future contracts traded...
July 27 2012
As printed in our July 2012 issue... A BLISTERING HEAT WAVE and dry conditions pushed corn prices up 28 percent in the last two weeks of June. Indiana, Illinois, eastern Iowa and Missouri have had less...