Milk Check Outlook is published 20 times a year—on the 10th and 25th of nearly every month. Hoard’s Dairyman works with industry experts from across the country to provide their perspective on everything from milk prices, the future of the dairy economy, and how to be a profitable producer. These columns are found in each Hoard’s Dairyman magazine and are also distributed by email. To receive these columns, please subscribe to the magazine or sign up to receive our weekly e-newsletter.

Aug. 2 2018
Economists like to use history as a guide to forecast future conditions such as grain prices, farm incomes, input costs, and crop yields
July 5 2018
I sometimes think we should have big signs for the price of milk posted on local streets so that, like gas prices, we could watch them go up and down over the course of a year or season. It would be interesting...
June 6 2018
With the advent of Class III milk future contracts in 1996, the opportunity for producers to engage in milk price risk management became real