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

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...
July 11 2012
As printed in our June 2012 issue... THE FARM BILL WAS INTRODUCED for consideration on the Senate floor in late May. Debate was expected to begin in early June. It has been reported that Senate Ag Chairman,...
June 1 2012
As printed in our May 25, 2012 issue... THE GENETIC INDUSTRY has released the first of two documents that will transfer evaluations from USDA to the private sector. To review the ground rules and comment...
May 15 2012
As printed in our May 10, 2012 issue... CHEESE BLOCKS WERE $1.52-1/4, at the close. Class III Futures for May through December averaged $15.62, October was the high, $16.25. CLASS III FUTURES DROPPED nearly...
April 27 2012
As printed in our April 25, 2012 issue... CORN PLANTING INTENTIONS are the highest since 1937. USDA has projected farmers will plant 95.9 million acres, up 4 percent from last year. Meanwhile, soybeans...
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...