The author is the managing editor, and he brings 21 years of industry leadership to our readers overseeing all editorial content and production of the magazine. His degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison combined dairy science and agricultural economics.
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June 18 2018
June 1 — that was USDA’s original deadline for dairy farmers to sign up for USDA’s Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) for 2018 coverage
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June 11 2018
Despair, depression, or even a sense of no other way out of a problem can cause people to do the unthinkable — take their own life
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June 5 2018
STRONGER PRICE PROJECTIONS for the second half of the year lifted All-Milk price prospects. Now pegged at a $16.45 midpoint, USDA raised its 2018 price forecast by 60 cents over the last month
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June 4 2018
One out of 7 — on one day of each seven-day week, every U.S. dairy cow produces milk for the international market
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May 28 2018
While the program may invoke trepidation or blasé from dairy farmers, those who sign up for the 2018 Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) will receive a payment on the initial 5 million...
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May 25 2018
ON JUNE 1, THE SIGN-UP PERIOD WILL CLOSE for the new Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy). Due to February legislation, this year’s coverage will be retroactive to January 1, 2018
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May 21 2018
While it still stands on top of “Milk Mountain,” California only accounted for 18.47 percent of the nation’s milk flow last year
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May 14 2018
First Grassland shed 75 dairies in the Upper Midwest last year
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May 14 2018
Everyone who milks cows for a living should take a serious look at the revamped Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy)
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May 10 2018
CLASS III FUTURES CLIMBED 75 CENTS per hundredweight during early March to late April trading on the CME. May to December contracts averaged $16.05, with a September and October high of $16.50
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May 7 2018
In just five years, Class I milk sales have slid from 35.5 percent to 30 percent. That’s according to Federal Milk Marketing Order data that compares 2012 to 2017
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May 7 2018
Michigan now has the highest milk production per cow in the country, and the state has doubled its milk production since 2000
billborgwardt
May 3 2018
“You are smart.” “You know cows.” “You can tell stories.”
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April 30 2018
$1,320. That’s the price quoted for dairy herd replacements by USDA in its April 2018 Agricultural Prices
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April 30 2018
One nut has surpassed dairy while another nut is nipping at dairy’s heels
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April 25 2018
It’s been estimated that 2 percent of America’s cows are now milked with robots. That number climbs to nearly 15 percent when looking north of the border
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April 25 2018
Washington Dairygrams is a condensed listing of dairy prices, feed costs, and industry events
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April 23 2018
Farmers get only 30 cents from every $1 spent,” read the headline in the March 26, 2018, Hoard’s Dairyman Intel. When consumers spent $1 on dairy products in 2017, dairy farmers received 30...
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April 23 2018
USDA and the University of Missouri’s Food & Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) conduct baseline projections each year for a number of agricultural sectors
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April 16 2018
At $2.61 per pound, butterfat prices climbed 13 percent last year to post a record high in the Northeast Federal Milk Market Order