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July 6 2020
Forecasting the future of the U.S. dairy industry has always been a difficult task due in part to the inelastic nature of the demand for dairy products
July 6 2020
Although there is risk of hot weather and the potential for drought across some parts of the country in July, this year’s corn crop is looking markedly better than last year
July 6 2020
Milk prices are high now, but they are not expected to last. What might a producer do to slow the financial impact of that fluctuation?
July 2 2020
For years, feed costs have carried extra scrutiny as farms look to minimize their impact on the operation’s bottom line
July 2 2020
Mother Nature has opened the floodgates and let the rain pour on certain parts of the country
July 2 2020
The 2020 dairy cattle show season has become a sad state of affairs
July 2 2020
Like so much this spring, COVID-19 is now wreaking havoc on summer and fall fairs and shows. Many have been forced to cancel
July 2 2020
The global outlook now is not nearly as dire as it was at the height of the COVID-19 crisis
June 29 2020
As agriculturalists, we are well aware of the impacts COVID-19 has had on farm gate prices. As consumers, we have witnessed empty store shelves where products used to be and limits placed on certain items
June 29 2020
The United States dairy industry has made great improvement in recent years in reducing antibiotic residues. In the past quarter century, the sector’s hard work has allowed it to cut milk truck residues...
June 29 2020
Class III milk, not Class I, could be the price leader in June milk checks. “June’s Class III price (driven by cheese price gains) is expected to jump over $7 per hundredweight (cwt.)
June 29 2020
Class III milk, not Class I, likely will be the price leader in June milk checks. That’s a rare occurrence as Class I beverage milk is typically the market leader
June 29 2020
“I think this is a fragile high,” cautioned dairy economist Mark Stephenson. We know that milk prices already live on a knife’s edge, and the pandemic has heightened that uncertainty
June 25 2020
This May’s milk production figures saw a 1.1% decline from May 2019 and were recognizably lower than April 2020. The cuts were made both in total production and production per cow
June 25 2020
Many stores and restaurants have transformed the way they do business in light of COVID-19 to protect their customers and their employees
June 25 2020
What do you think is most responsible for current milk prices?• Reduced milk supply• Restaurant orders and filling up food pipelines• USDA Farmers to Families Food Box program
June 25 2020
Where do you stand? This is a typical opening question I ask farmers when evaluating their dairies
June 25 2020
“Employed people eat more pizza than unemployed people.” Or at least that is how I remember the quote
June 22 2020
The value of water to cow comfort cannot be understated. It’s useful to remember that, in times of potential heat stress, water is not only necessary for drinking but can also help cows release excess...
June 22 2020
Forage polls conducted across the country provide a peek into this year’s feed outlook. The polls involve gathering data from a forage testing laboratory database and charting the results over time...
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