July 10 2023
In the economic engine that is the U.S., 3% of America’s gross domestic product (GDP) is supported by the dairy industry, reports the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA)
Feb. 27 2023
Although some prices are showing signs of easing, high price tags on dairy products facing consumers are persisting into early 2023
Feb. 6 2023
While some dairy producers eked out a profit during the first half of 2021, others in the western U.S. even lost money
Feb. 6 2023
It is time the dairy industry has a serious discussion about improving and modernizing the price discovery tools used to value milk and dairy products
Feb. 2 2023
Just like a rollercoaster, milk prices have been moving up and down within very short periods. Consider that in January 2022, the All-Milk price started at $24.20 per hundredweight (cwt.)
Jan. 30 2023
One element of farm profitability is generating more revenue from the possessions you already own
Jan. 30 2023
There’s a 65% chance of a recession
Nov. 14 2022
Mike Rankin, Hay & Forage Grower and Mike Hutjens, University of Illinois, will discuss feed quality lab results, ration costs, and by-product options
Oct. 6 2022
The number one challenge for young farmers and young people who want to get into farming is access to land, the 2022 National Young Farmer Survey recently reported
Oct. 3 2022
Recently, the Federal Reserve, simply known to many as the Fed, once again raised interest rates with the purpose of bringing down the inflation rate
Sept. 26 2022
At times this fall, wholesale natural gas prices in Europe have spiked nearly 3,000% higher than they were in the fall of 2020
July 25 2022
With inflation so out of hand, last month the Federal Reserve enacted the highest single-month interest rate jump since 1994
June 27 2022
“Manufacturers don’t actually know what they will have to pay for your milk until federal orders deliver the monthly announcement of prices,” wrote Mark Stephenson
June 27 2022
Federal Milk Marketing Orders have been in place for over eight decades, and while they have seen modest updates, many industry experts think more change is ahead
June 20 2022
Our customers are asking more and more questions about recession and the potential impact on dairy prices. We all remember what happened with dairy prices in 2009
June 16 2022
Despite historic butterfat production from the nation’s dairy herd, full-fat dairy products continue to have red-hot demand as spot butter prices hover near $3 per pound on the CME. Consider this,...
June 13 2022
As consumer prices continue to rise for everything from gas to grocery items such as meat and dairy products, the question of how long shoppers will be able to maintain their normal purchasing habits
June 8 2022
Fertilizer is once again experiencing a seismic market disturbance. Instead of supply chains being disrupted by a worldwide pandemic, however, a significant portion of fertilizer’s woes can now...
June 6 2022
This May, the four Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) milk pricing benchmarks fell just one penny short of achieving the first ever $25-plus-across-the-board milk price in U.S. history
June 3 2022
Having to view our operations in new ways can lead to valuable innovations