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. That’s according to the joint paper, USDA’s New Direct Payments Program for Dairy Farmers, by Christopher Wolf, Mark Stephenson,...
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
May 7 2020
“We usually keep about 20 days of milk powder inventory on hand,” said Keith Murfield, CEO of United Dairymen of Arizona, on the May 6 episode of Hoard’s Dairyman DairyLivestream
May 7 2020
Based on rough calculations by the University of Wisconsin’s Mark Stephenson, it’s expected that the dairy industry will lose at least $10 billion because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that...
April 30 2020
For many farmers, 2019 will be remembered as a constant battle: A battle to get crops planted in the field A battle to get crops out of the field And the ongoing battle to restore soil health following...
April 30 2020
While most people are engaging in practices to help slow the spread of COVID-19, some individuals will still fall victim to this highly contagious virus
April 30 2020
While the world changes, dairy cattle diets are also evolving for many. Several dairies have considered, or are actively, feeding unpasteurized milk back to the herd to avoid wasting a nutritious product
April 23 2020
A farm’s “balance sheet” is a financial statement that is a snapshot in time
April 23 2020
In just one month, a trip to the grocery store has changed dramatically due to COVID-19. Many people are shopping less frequently, buying in bulk, and ordering online for pickup or delivery when possible
April 23 2020
All eyes are on Washington as the wreckage wrought by coronavirus cascades through the U.S. economy, making it no surprise that USDA’s farm-aid package released April 17 has undergone intense scrutiny...
April 23 2020
During normal economic conditions, dairy product use is generally split half and half between food service establishments (such as schools, restaurants, and concessions at conferences and events) and retail...
April 16 2020
With schools closed, parents around the country must find new ways to occupy their children at home all day. For already-busy farm parents, it’s an especially taxing challenge
April 16 2020
Domestic semen sales of beef breeds skyrocketed 128% in the past two years to reach 5.8 million units. That’s up from 2017’s 2.5 million units
April 16 2020
Although every dairy farmer would prefer to continue milk production and farm processes as they had planned earlier in the year, it appears milk production restrictions may be a reality through the rest...
April 16 2020
Many every day activities have suddenly become a potential risk factor when it comes to the spread of COVID-19. For example, two months ago, no one probably thought twice about opening the mailbox, pulling...