Aug. 19 2019
Most American farmers have supported the federal administration’s strategy to renegotiate trade pacts to promote both fairer and freer trade
July 15 2019
Returns from making milk in the American Southwest have been tough to come by for dairy farmers
July 8 2019
Sign-up for the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program is well underway, and sign-ups have been steady since enrollment began on June 17
July 1 2019
Despite last year’s dismal dairy economics, a few farms in Michigan managed to eke out positive cash flows
June 17 2019
There are bad apples in every industry’s barrel, including dairying. In an age of instantly sharing images, backlash to a single bad apple can spoil an industry’s reputation overnight
May 20 2019
Mixed movements took place in U.S. prices this past week, while EU prices were mostly weaker. News reports suggest the U.S. is close to an agreement with Canada and Mexico on steel imports
April 22 2019
By many accounts, the U.S. economy has been doing well in recent years. Can we stay at this level of economic strength, or is a recession lurking in the shadows?
April 12 2019
USDA has made the ailing dairy economy a high priority and will work diligently to roll out the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) safety net with milk prices at decade-low levels
March 25 2019
Benchmarking is a great tool to have in the financial analysis toolbox. Comparing your farm business to successful peers is a powerful means to learn where your operation is doing well
March 18 2019
Starting a dairy farm is no small feat, especially in today’s economy
March 11 2019
Though sign up for the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program does not begin until June, payment calculations are already underway
March 11 2019
Dean Foods lost $260 million in the fourth quarter of 2018
March 11 2019
The nation’s biggest dairy accounting firm says the average loss during the first nine months of 2018 was about 65 cents per cow per day – and the last three months will likely be worse
Feb. 21 2019
The business of milking cows has certainly consolidated. Just because there are fewer dairy farms does not mean that there is not room for young people who want to milk cows as a career
Feb. 10 2019
On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law. This historic act is the single biggest change in tax law in over 40 years
Jan. 21 2019
The dairy situation and outlook for 2019 presented by Mark Stephenson, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jan. 15 2019
As each month ticks by with Class III milk prices in the mid-teens, equity slips away from the balance sheets a little at a time
Nov. 12 2018
Preweaned calves are the most expensive young stock to feed as measured on a day-to-day basis
Oct. 30 2018
Bundle and save! Includes: (1) Dairy Money Matters and (1) Farm Accounts & Records book
Oct. 25 2018
Each and every replacement heifer and the resulting cull cow come with a cost. Net herd replacement cost (NHRC) is one way to calculate the value of animals leaving your herd