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.
CME_ph1
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
milk_ph
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
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June 4 2020
In dairy show circles, World War II caused 1943, 1944, and 1945 to become known simply as “The war years.”
Intel-CFAP_ph4
June 1 2020
Dairy farmers will definitely need to make a trip to their respective USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Intel-Dean-Foods_ph
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
capital_graphic
May 25 2020
Dairy News as reported in the Washington Dairygrams for the May 25, 2020 issue of Hoard's Dairyman
Intel-bottlenecks_ph5
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?
Dairy-sales_ph5
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
CARES-act_ph1
May 21 2020
The projected aid for dairy comes to $6.18 per hundredweight. However, that money will be split into two payments of $4.71 and $1.47 per cwt., respectively
dairy-fat_ph3
May 14 2020
The numbers are in . . . the national bulk tank climbed to a 3.92% milkfat average in 2019. That’s up from 3.89% just one year earlier
capital_graphic
May 10 2020
Dairy News as reported in the Washington Dairygrams for the May 10, 2020 issue of Hoard's Dairyman
Speak-up-for-dairy
May 7 2020
We always appreciate a good critique and follow-up questions from our readers. This particular query contained both when it arrived in our office from an Ohio dairyman
Intel-Water
April 30 2020
For many farmers, 2019 will be remembered as a constant battle: A battle to get crops planted in the field A battle to get crops out of the field And the ongoing battle to restore soil health following...
meat-processing_ph5
April 27 2020
Dairy farmers are being financially squeezed by the COVID-19 vice. Just like being wedged in a vice in a farm shop . . . one jaw bearing down on dairy producers involves dumped milk because of lost sales...
cheese-export_ph3
April 27 2020
There’s a big spread in cheese prices. The world’s largest dairy product exporter, New Zealand, has Cheddar selling for roughly $2 per pound at the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction held within...
capital_graphic
April 25 2020
In your April 25, 2020 issue . . .THE MILK DUMPING EPICENTER could be Wisconsin. “I fear we could be looking at least 10% and quite possibly much more as we move through the spring flush,”...
USDA_ph1
April 20 2020
Of the $16 billion of direct support to farmers and ranchers from USDA, the nation’s dairy farmers will receive $2.9 billion in direct payments
200416-ph4
April 16 2020
Domestic semen sales of beef breeds skyrocketed 128% in the past two years to reach 5.8 million units. That’s up from 2017’s 2.5 million units
DairyLivestreamLogo_NEWEST2
April 13 2020
Do you have dairy market questions related to the upheaval caused by COVID-19?
Semen-tank-cropped
April 10 2020
The April 2020 Hoard’s Dairyman Bull List is ready for download.As readers take a look at this April’s bull list, they will notice significant differences due to the base