Feb. 10 2020
After 4-1/2 years of milk prices below the cash cost of production for many dairy producers, profit started to return during the second half of 2019
Jan. 25 2020
Much attention has been given to improving milk prices witnessed during the final months of 2019, along with the forecast for sustaining these much welcomed higher dairy prices into 2020
Jan. 10 2020
The U.S. dairy industry has only in recent months pulled out of a prolonged price slump that dates back to 2015
Dec. 12 2019
It’s fall. Soon Christmas and the New Year will be upon us! We again find ourselves enjoying countless gatherings with friends and family
Nov. 8 2019
Most dairy producers will remember the last five years as an extended period of low prices. Consider how the world has changed over this same time span
Oct. 23 2019
After peaking at 9.4 million head of dairy cows in January 2018, dairy cow numbers have slid by 120,000 head over the past 20 months
Oct. 8 2019
Tighter global milk supplies will provide a firm floor under dairy product prices over the next 12 months. Class III and Class IV contracts are unlikely to spend much — if any — time below...
Sept. 20 2019
As winter begins to recede in South America, the continent’s major dairy exporters are struggling to find their footing
Sept. 5 2019
A great superhero needs a great super villain. To be candid, I’ve never had a more difficult time trying to think about the outcome of an upcoming year’s milk price battle as I have at this...
Aug. 22 2019
Dairy farms are subject to many types of risk including market and price, production, human resource management, environmental, and policy
Aug. 7 2019
The Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) pool, specifically the financial benefits of the Class I beverage market, has often been described as a golden goose
July 3 2019
If you’ve got money in your bank account, does that mean your farm is profitable? If your farm is profitable, does that mean you must have enough cash to pay all your bills?
June 5 2019
When a professor instructs students to get out their calculators, a feeling of relief usually falls over the classroom as students are able to use a tool to solve a multifaceted problem
May 23 2019
Despite some significant headwinds, 2018 was a record year for U.S. dairy exporters. Export volume was up 10 percent from the prior year, led by all-time highs in overseas shipments of nonfat dry milk