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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Nov. 28 2022
For the second year in a row, Zisk, a phone app and dairy data source founded by veterinarian Kevin Hoogendoorn, is predicting a profitable year for dairy. Those profits will vary by both herd size an
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Nov. 23 2022
If you haven’t signed up for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program for 2023, you may want to rethink that position. That’s because dairy markets continue to be among the most volatile in...
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Nov. 21 2022
Zoom towns became the boom towns last year. With greater acceptance of remote work situations, more people are choosing to move away from bigger population centers.Real estate markets have been red ho
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Nov. 21 2022
Dairy News as reported in the Washington Dairygrams for the November 2022 issue of Hoard's Dairyman
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Nov. 11 2022
Inflation has taken off and dairy is not immune. On the retail front, dairy prices are up over 16% when compared to the same time last year. That compares to an 11% spike for the entire food and bever
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Nov. 10 2022
Enhanced by historically high spot butter prices, butterfat notched its fifth straight monthly record in producer milk checks. October’s butterfat price was $3.6557 per pound. That was nearly 8 cent
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Nov. 4 2022
“We’ve had a record milk price year,” stated Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF). “It’s great to have a year when the per hundredweight...
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Nov. 2 2022
Diesel is the fuel of both business and commerce. The question is, “Will the U.S. have enough of this all-important fuel?”In late October, National Economic Council Director Brian Deese commented
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Oct. 31 2022
“Our biggest ally is the consumer. Dairy product consumption is at the highest level since 1959. That’s an incredible endorsement,” shared Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of the National...
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Oct. 27 2022
“The NMPF board unanimously passed a federal order modernization plan yesterday that we can take to USDA and hopefully get passed,” stated Randy Mooney on Tuesday, October 25, 2022. “Dairy...
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Oct. 24 2022
The question in the title stands before the U.S. Supreme Court.On October 11, 2022, the highest court in the land heard oral arguments in the case National Pork Producers Council v. Ross
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Oct. 20 2022
A new trend is pouring out of the United Kingdom.Teenagers, apparently concerned about the earth’s environment, have decided that “milk pours” are the answer to climate change. On October...
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Oct. 14 2022
U.S. cheese consumption climbed to new heights this past year, with the average American now consuming 39.4 pounds on an annual basis
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Oct. 13 2022
Over the course of 60 days, USDA economists raised their 2023 All-Milk price projections by 40 cents. In making that move from a $22.50 to a $22.90 per hundredweight price forecast
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Oct. 13 2022
Even with its deep and rich history, World Dairy Expo was able to post a pair of new records at this year’s 55th show. As it turns out, cattle were front and center for both new benchmarks
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Oct. 10 2022
At $3.57 per pound, butterfat bounded for its fourth straight monthly record this September. That’s according to data released by USDA in its Announcement of Class and Component Prices on October...
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Oct. 10 2022
Dairy News as reported in the Washington Dairygrams for the October 2022 issue of Hoard's Dairyman
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Oct. 7 2022
Keenan Thygesen was named the 18th Merle Howard Award winner at the 55th World Dairy Expo on Friday, October 7
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Oct. 7 2022
Joel Phoenix of Cannington, Ontario, Canada, was presented the 31st Klussendorf-MacKenzie Award during World Dairy Expo 2022, in memory of Duncan MacKenzie, the 1961 Klussendorf winner
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Oct. 6 2022
John Erbsen of Lanark, Illinois, was presented the 80th Klussendorf Award, the highest recognition given to a dairy cattle showman in the United States during the 55th World Dairy Expo