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
Sept. 19 2016
Trade is on USDA's radar by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor "The strength of the U.S. dollar has not only hurt dairy exports, but overall competitiveness of U.S. agricultural exports, which have been lower...
Sept. 19 2016
No word yet on a California FMMO. A year after public testimony began on a proposal by California's largest dairy cooperatives to create the biggest Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) in the country,...
June 6 2016
Any bit of milk price help is welcome news in California these days. Prices received by Golden State producers have been below the cost of production all year so far and are poised to hit new lows when...
Oct. 7 2015
Because it would probably hurt producer prices just about everywhere else. One of the interesting aspects of USDA's public hearing that is underway in Clovis, Calif., to gather testimony on establishing...
Sept. 28 2015
Pull up a chair and get very comfortable, because the official USDA hearing to gather testimony about establishing a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) in California is going to be a marathon
Aug. 7 2015
It could last a month or more and will be unlike anything the state's dairy industry has ever seen. California's dairy industry asked for it, and on September 22 at 9 a.m., it may get to see an example...
May 8 2015
Now that they're pushing for a federal order, the state is willing to look at raising Class 4b prices
May 1 2015
USDA will hold three Federal Milk Market Order proposal outreach meetings in the state next week
April 10 2015
With the implementation of the five-year farm bill, agricultural minds have quickly turned their attention toward equally pressing matters including immigration reform, international trade pacts and revisions...
March 25 2015
The original request by three dairy cooperatives initiated a process that will eventually determine whether or not California joins the Federal Milk Marketing Order system, but it could take time to reach...
Oct. 25 2013
Latest price hike denial should be the final straw for producers.One of Albert Einstein's famous quotes is, "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." It's a madness...
June 28 2013
But the latest token increase comes with a stunning admission by the ag secretary. Producer milk prices will go up 12.5 cents per hundredweight for six months in California starting July 1, the result...
May 17 2013
Authorization is included in House Ag Committee's draft of 2013 Farm Bill. The emotional and growing revolt by California milk producers against what they say is their state's inadequate and unresponsive...
May 3 2013
State Assembly Ag Committee votes 6-0 in support of better parity with FMMO values. May Day was a good day for California dairy producers – and an unusually crowded one for members of the State...