The author is the managing editor, and he brings 21 years of industry leadership to our readers overseeing all editorial content and production of the magazine. His degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison combined dairy science and agricultural economics.
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March 20 2017
As printed in our March 25, 2017 issue . . .CLASS III FUTURES RETREATED $1 per hundredweight from mid-February to mid-March trading
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March 13 2017
“A high-impact trend in the dairy industry is the growth or improved efficiency of milk produced per cow,” stated Mark Stephenson, speaking to those attending the Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook...
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March 13 2017
When it comes to positive tank loads of milk for antibiotic residues, dairy farmers reached a historic accomplishment
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March 10 2017
A PROPOSED FEDERAL ORDER IN CALIFORNIA came one step closer to reality when USDA released its “Recommended Decision” on February 14
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March 6 2017
“The U.S. just recently crossed 35 pounds of cheese per person on a per capita basis,” stated Mark Stephenson, speaking to those attending the Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum
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March 6 2017
“Health and wellness ranks as the leading food trend. This is characterized by ‘good-for-you’ foods,” said Brian Boyle, PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance LLC
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Feb. 27 2017
Over the next decade, dairy cows could produce an additional 4,820 pounds of milk each year. On a per gallon basis, that translates to 560 gallons of milk
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Feb. 27 2017
Overall, 1,725 dairy farms across the United States called it quits last year. That total represented deeper exits from just one year earlier when 1,275 farms left the industry
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Feb. 25 2017
Over the past decade, Wisconsin’s dairy industry has seen a resurgence in dairy cow numbers by adding 43,000 additional cows to its farms
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Feb. 25 2017
As printed in our February 25, 2017 issue . . .USDA ECONOMISTS RECONFIRMED their All-Milk price forecast for the year at $18.05, up just a nickel from January. Range was from $17.70 to $18.40. CME Cla
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Feb. 20 2017
The Northeast is flush with milk. That extra milk is putting pressure on the region’s fluid milk market that delivers higher returns to dairy farmers
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Feb. 20 2017
“Buy-up coverage” fell 72 percent this year when compared to 2016 for the farm bill’s signature dairy program known as the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy)
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Feb. 13 2017
“This Recommended Decision proposes the issuance of a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) regulating the handling of milk in California.”
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Feb. 10 2017
As printed in our February 10, 2017 issue . . . POSITIVE PRICE PROSPECTS continued as USDA economists moved the All-Milk price forecast up 75 cents in January to an $18 midpoint for 2017. W
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Feb. 6 2017
Showing genuine excitement for his new role as the president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council, former USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack shared rather candid comments at a recent industry gathering
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Feb. 6 2017
“Wisconsin’s All-Milk price should be up $2.45 for the year,” said the University of Wisconsin’s Mark Stephenson in speaking to those attending the Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook...
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Jan. 30 2017
From a dairy farmer prospective, high-value beverage sales drive milk prices. That’s why Florida, the Southeast, and Northeast traditionally have had higher mailbox milk prices
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Jan. 30 2017
“We need to look at dairy heifers like a beef operation,” Elanco’s John Lee told attendees at the Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council’s annual gathering in Columbus, Ohio. “Dairy...
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Jan. 25 2017
As printed in our January 25, 2017 issue . . . REFLECTING CONSUMER DEMAND FOR GOOD FATS, milkfat has been contributing a larger proportion to milk checks. Between January 2000 and August 2015, mi
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Jan. 23 2017
To gain a better understanding on how President Trump change the course on a number of farm-related topics, the National Milk Producers Federation and the Cooperative Network share thoughts on immigration,...