June 17 2019
With USDA initiating sign-ups for its cornerstone dairy safety net program on June 17, the federal agency simultaneously updated a major component in the feed cost margin calculator — hay prices
June 17 2019
For much of the Midwest and Northeast, it started raining last fall. Wet harvests gave way to saturated soils during the winter and flooding this spring
June 10 2019
Signup for the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program is rapidly approaching, and the 2019 decision is easy given the data already known for the first few months of this year
June 10 2019
“Only one girl participated in the event, and she was the high individual in the entire contest. Miss Barbara Riggs, member of the second place Maryland team, had a score of 690 in judging all breeds,...
June 10 2019
June officially kicks off summer vacation for most students, giving them a break from the school setting. However, once school is no longer in session, millions of children across the country who depend...
June 10 2019
There’s a developing story on the livestock front . . . from 2015 to 2017, antibiotic sales for livestock dropped by 29 percent
June 10 2019
For back-to-back years, butterfat levels in the collective U.S. bulk tank posted 0.05 percentage growth
June 3 2019
Forage particle length plays a key role in proper rumen function. When particle size is too small, cows spend less time chewing and producing saliva, which can reduce rumen pH
June 3 2019
Although starch isn’t listed as a required nutrient by any dairy cattle nutrition document, its impact is absolutely felt in the bulk tank
June 3 2019
It took over a year for markets to recover
June 3 2019
Pricing standing hay can be a challenge due to multiple cuttings and subsequent harvests throughout the year, along with a lack of a formal commodity market
June 3 2019
The push to end California’s Class I milk market pool quota system hit a surprising roadblock on May 22, when the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced that the petition...
May 27 2019
This year, the Social Security Administration sent employers across the country, including numerous dairy producers, “no-match” letters
May 27 2019
The surprisingly steady land market provides emerging optimism for the dairy market. According to the data from the Federal Reserve Bank land values have held up well in 2018 across most of the central...
May 27 2019
Across much of the Midwest, the hope for a perfect growing season has already been dashed as planters and forage harvesters sit idle in barn sheds as one of the wettest springs in recent memory imposes...
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