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June 8 2020
The past three months brought unprecedented volatility to dairy markets due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is unprecedented, because CME Class III futures traded at both the lower and upper market limits
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.”
June 1 2020
Vaccinations serve a vital role in maintaining animal wellbeing on today’s dairies. Many of those vaccinations are given early in life and provide a foundation for overall herd health
June 1 2020
Dairy farmers will definitely need to make a trip to their respective USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA)
June 1 2020
With last week’s initiation of sign up for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), farmers now have some clarity on the various programs available to them and can begin to formulate their...
June 1 2020
There are few things worse for a dairy farmer than seeing fresh milk literally poured down the drain
June 1 2020
It’s June Dairy Month, and we need to tell dairy’s great story
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 25 2020
The pandemic-related bottlenecks for agriculture have been well-documented in news reports. The question stands: Which ones can be remedied moving forward?
May 25 2020
Many would consider colostrum to be the most important management factor in a calf’s life. As our standards of calf care continue to improve, methods to evaluate colostrum quality and success of...
May 25 2020
The National Milk Producers Federation thanked President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for supporting dairy in USDA’s $16 billion agriculture payments plan, details of which were released...
May 25 2020
If it’s been on your mind to consider farm expansion during this tough financial time, there is one question dairy lenders say is essential to answer
May 25 2020
With the turmoil of dairy markets the past few months, farmers may likely be looking a bit deeper into their balance sheets and income statements for 2020
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
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