April 19 2012
As printed in our April 10, 2012 issue... FEBRUARY MILK FLOW UP 4.3 percent nationwide when adjusted for leap year. Cow numbers rose 9,000 head from January; 87,000 head from the same time last year. The...
March 21 2012
As printed in our March 25, 2012 issue... A $17.90 ALL-MILK PRICE is the latest USDA estimate for 2012. The projection is down 80 cents since January due to higher than expected gains in milk production...
Feb. 27 2012
As printed in our March 10, 2012 issue... MILK PRODUCTION WAS UP 3.4 percent nationwide over a year ago in January. Cow numbers rose 76,000 head (+1 percent) from last year and 13,000 from December. Nation's...
Feb. 22 2012
As printed in our February 25, 2012 issue... CHEESE OUTPUT ROSE 1.7 PERCENT to 10.61 billion pounds in 2011. That marks 20 straight years that production has set new records. DECEMBER'S STRONG FINISH at...
Jan. 26 2012
As printed in our February 10, 2012 issue... FDA BEGAN ENHANCED ANTIBIOTIC sampling in January. It plans to finish the project by mid-September. Officials expect to release a report by year's end, but...
Jan. 13 2012
As printed in our January 25, 2012 issue... TWO ETHANOL SUBSIDIES EXPIRED at year's end. The 45-cent-per-gallon ethanol blenders' tax credit led to a $6 billion annual incentive to blend ethanol into gasoline,...
Jan. 4 2012
As printed in our January 10, 2012 issue... TWO NEW CAFO RULES are proposed by the EPA. Proposal would step up reporting requirements for all CAFOs and ask for more information in watersheds with water...
Dec. 12 2011
As printed in our December 2011 issue... U.S. PRODUCERS AND PROCESSORS must demonstrate they can meet European Union health certificate specs. USDA program begins in January and requires SCCs under 400,000...
Nov. 18 2011
As printed in our November 2011 issue... FDA PLANS TO IMPLEMENT enhanced testing of bulk tank milk for antibiotics not typically screened in samples. Targeted operations would include those on USDA's violators'...
Oct. 19 2011
As printed in our October 25, 2011 issue... CONGRESS PASSES TRADE PACTS with South Korea, Panama, and Columbia. They represent the most sweeping free trade agreements since 1994's NAFTA. South Korea is...
Sept. 28 2011
As printed in our October 10, 2011 issue... THE DAIRY SECURITY ACT is introduced in House by Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) with seven initial cosponsors. Patterned after Foundation...
Sept. 15 2011
As printed in our September 25, 2011 issue... BENCHMARK CLASS III price for August is $21.67, a record high. (Previous high was this July 's $21.39). August value is up 28 cents from July and up $6.49...
Sept. 1 2011
As printed in our September 10, 2011 issue... CHEDDAR BLOCK PRICE SLID nearly 40 cents a pound in 30 days. American cheese in storage during late July was up 5 percent over a month earlier. Total cheese...
Aug. 17 2011
As printed in our August 25, 2011 issue... USDA CORN GRAIN CROP estimates reduced by 500,000 acres to 84.4 million. Projected 12.9-billion-bushel output would be third highest. Soybean forecast at 3.06...
Aug. 1 2011
As printed in our August 10, 2011 issue... DRAFT PROPOSAL for Foundation for the Future put forth by Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) See www.futurefordairy.com. More than 600 signed up for FFTF meetings. Support...
Aug. 1 2011
As printed in our July 2011 issue... COOPERATIVES WORKING TOGETHER will be continued in 2012 and 2013 pending enrollment of at least 70 percent of U.S. milk. Current sign-up is 68 percent. Export program...
June 29 2011
As printed in our January 10, 2011 issue... A GOVERNMENT-MANDATED "growth-management" program, higher fluid-milk standards, and a new, revenue-insurance program are among measures proposed by Dairy Industry...
June 29 2011
Washington Dairygrams - January 25, 2011 CASH BUTTER PRICE soared 43 cents a pound in one week to the $2.10 range. Global butter stocks tight. U.S. butter stocks down over 50 percent, although U.S. butter...
June 29 2011
Washington Dairygrams - February 10, 2011 PRICE PROSPECTS brighten. February through December Class III futures averaged $16.39 at closing, reaching $16.58 for October. The Class III price averaged $14.41...
June 29 2011
Washington Dairygrams - February 25, 2011 FUTURES PRICES MOVED much higher with March, April, and May over $18 at press time. March through December Class III futures averaged $17.26. BLOCK CHEESE PRICE...