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June 11 2020
Dairy, like many other commodity markets, has seen ever increasing volatility over the course of the last several decades. That’s been further accentuated by the COVID-19 pandemic
June 4 2020
As industrial and travel economies shut down in response to the global pandemic, March and April of this year recorded an unparalleled drop in greenhouse gas emissions: 1 billion fewer tons of carbon dioxide...
June 4 2020
“Dairy markets are no longer volatile, they’re violent.” Those words emanated out of Mike North’s mouth and set into my brain as if instantly etched in stone
June 4 2020
Agriculture commodity prices have been all over the board as markets adjusted to a variety of factors brought on by COVID-19
June 4 2020
In dairy show circles, World War II caused 1943, 1944, and 1945 to become known simply as “The war years.”
May 28 2020
Even though a bankruptcy court awarded a majority of the assets from the former Dean Foods Company to Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Prairie Farms, all is not settled
May 28 2020
Can I get money from the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) if I’m already receiving payments from Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) or Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP)? That’s a question we’ve...
May 28 2020
It has been a tough few months as the dairy industry has dealt with COVID-19. With milk processing challenges and the food service demand for dairy products both being negatively impacted, a steep drop...
May 28 2020
Is the COVID-19 pandemic in our rearview mirror? University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Mark Stephenson said he would not take the question mark off that statement just yet
May 21 2020
Fluid milk. Cereal. Frozen pizza. Those three food categories experienced game-changing positive sales shifts due to the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus
May 21 2020
Making informed decisions is a key business component for any farm. This is true more than ever in the tumultuous world of the COVID-19 pandemic
May 21 2020
Financial strategy for dairy farms during COVID-19 has looked a little bit like a roller coaster. While milk prices plummeted and then started to rebound, many farmers revisited their budgets
May 21 2020
Farmers and ranchers who are feeling the financial impacts of the current COVID-19 situation have been eagerly waiting for more details about the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)
May 21 2020
The projected aid for dairy comes to $6.18 per hundredweight. However, that money will be split into two payments of $4.71 and $1.47 per cwt., respectively
May 14 2020
Regarding the May 4, 2020, Hoard’s Dairyman Intel article, “How serious is the oversupply of milk?", I would like to add a factor not mentioned
May 14 2020
The numbers are in . . . the national bulk tank climbed to a 3.92% milkfat average in 2019. That’s up from 3.89% just one year earlier
May 14 2020
Roughly one day each week, every U.S. dairy cow’s milk production goes into making dairy products that will be exported to another country
May 14 2020
Because of COVID-19, every facet of the dairy industry was dealt a heavy blow. Across the dairy case, every product sustained significant demand drops
May 7 2020
We always appreciate a good critique and follow-up questions from our readers. This particular query contained both when it arrived in our office from an Ohio dairyman
May 7 2020
In times of stress and uncertainty, it’s easy to succumb to the frenzy and focus heavily on what’s outside our control
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