The author and her family own and operate a 130-cow dairy and crop 1,500 acres. She also is a former associate editor at Hoard’s Dairyman.

CA_Vitoria_016
June 29 2020
This week is forecasted to be hot in nearly every dairy producing part of the country. Month-long predictions have much of the same with above average temperatures expected for all of July
Gilles-dairy-farmer
June 29 2020
Class III milk, not Class I, could be the price leader in June milk checks. “June’s Class III price (driven by cheese price gains) is expected to jump over $7 per hundredweight (cwt.)
Gilles_ph5
June 25 2020
This May’s milk production figures saw a 1.1% decline from May 2019 and were recognizably lower than April 2020. The cuts were made both in total production and production per cow
kid-farm_ph3
June 22 2020
COVID-19 shutdowns and regulations across the country have left childcare operations in a certain amount of flux. In some areas, they are operating at full capacity, others have capacity limits, and still...
haylage_ph4
June 18 2020
Alfalfa production in the Upper Midwest the last several years has been incredibly difficult. In the fields, winterkill and wet soils frustrated harvests and left fields in poor condition. Part of two...
Some-farms_ph1
June 15 2020
“If you happened to max out on Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC), are going to receive Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) payments, you did Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP), or are locked in at a...
Cheese knife_ph1
June 11 2020
Dairy, like many other commodity markets, has seen ever increasing volatility over the course of the last several decades. That’s been further accentuated by the COVID-19 pandemic
forage_ph
June 8 2020
Timely harvest of the forage summits the list compiled by the University of Florida’s Adegbola Adesogan. It’s fully detailed below
AgBarometer_ph3
June 8 2020
While the dairy industry and many agriculture commodities have seen better prices in the last few weeks, market fluctuations and pessimism still prevail in the countryside
ClassIII_ph
June 4 2020
Agriculture commodity prices have been all over the board as markets adjusted to a variety of factors brought on by COVID-19
blog_6-1-20
June 1 2020
I distinctly recall my fifth-grade teacher Mr. Z. He was a fun and interactive guy, and one of his favorite sayings was “until the cows come home.” He would tack it onto the end of any sentence...
Relief-strategies_ph3
June 1 2020
With last week’s initiation of sign up for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), farmers now have some clarity on the various programs available to them and can begin to formulate their...
Dracula
May 28 2020
Can I get money from the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) if I’m already receiving payments from Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) or Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP)? That’s a question we’ve...
Cant-grow_ph2
May 25 2020
If it’s been on your mind to consider farm expansion during this tough financial time, there is one question dairy lenders say is essential to answer
Can-we-absorb_ph3
May 21 2020
Financial strategy for dairy farms during COVID-19 has looked a little bit like a roller coaster. While milk prices plummeted and then started to rebound, many farmers revisited their budgets
export-focus_ph
May 18 2020
When the dairy market is expanded to a global perspective, often the conversation shifts to our competitors and how to best them
dairy-powder_ph1
May 14 2020
Because of COVID-19, every facet of the dairy industry was dealt a heavy blow. Across the dairy case, every product sustained significant demand drops
Gilles-farmstead_ph5
May 11 2020
How long are you expecting to limit production because of co-op, processor, or personally instituted milk production restrictions? That was the question posed to our DairyLivestream audience on May 6,...
Gilles-youngstock_ph2
May 11 2020
The pile up of tight financial years since 2015 has caused many producers to take incredibly sharp pencils to their operating budgets
Dairy lost 1
May 7 2020
Based on rough calculations by the University of Wisconsin’s Mark Stephenson, it’s expected that the dairy industry will lose at least $10 billion because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that...