Milk Check Outlook is published 15 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.

Jan. 11 2023
Based on milk prices alone, the past year or so has gone well for dairy producers. In May, USDA reported an All-Milk price of $27.30 per hundredweight (cwt.), the highest All-Milk price on record and
Dec. 21 2022
If you had to pick one dominant factor that drove the U.S. dairy economy in 2022, the top candidate would be constrained milk production. It goes without saying that if you had to predict the dominant
Dec. 10 2022
Four years ago, U.S. dairy’s safety net was completely revamped. Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) replaced the largely ineffective Margin Protection Program (MPP-Dairy), and Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP