Nov. 1 2019
At World Dairy Expo, Chris Wolf, a professor in Agricultural Economics and Management at Cornell University, presented a seminar on the sometimes dreaded topic of dairy farm finances and decision making
Sept. 23 2019
Dairy markets keep showing signs of improvements; all the while, the rest of the economy shows enough worrying signs to get the Federal Reserve Bank to lower their interest rate for the second time in...
Sept. 19 2019
After 4-1/2 years of difficult milk prices, having an income that reaches over the edge of the cost of production (COP) means that there is finally some extra cash
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 24 2019
A few months ago, I caught wind of a new group being formed — the California Cattle Council — and I was not amused
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 26 2019
One of the biggest threats to the dairy industry today is not what you would think. It’s not pricing or regulations, and believe it or not, it is not even White House politics
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
May 13 2019
Particularly when it comes to understanding consumers and what they desire and demand from dairy products, Virginia Tech’s David Kohl emphasized that the industry has a long ways to go
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