June 12 2017
The debate on the next farm bill continues to intensify, and dairy policy has been near the top of the discussion
May 25 2017
At the simplest level, the dairy herd is the production unit for milk. Individual cows produce the milk, but about a third of cows in a herd are replaced annually
May 10 2017
The U.S. is finding itself in the middle of an early and large spring milk flush. The last two years have seen the Northeast and the Upper Midwest grow production to the point that existing plant capacity...
May 8 2017
Recent growth in U.S. milk supplies has kept pressure on U.S. milk prices, but the situation could be much worse
May 1 2017
“Clearly it will be known in the history books as the age of uncertainty,” predicted Barry Flinchbaugh, Kansas State professor emeritus of agricultural economics, when discussing the current...
April 25 2017
Areas of the country have been dumping milk for far too long. Now processors are dropping patrons
April 25 2017
What will U.S. dairy farming be like in a half century? That was the focus of a topic I presented at the Tucker Endowed Lecture at Michigan State University this past March
April 24 2017
The nightmare continues for some Wisconsin and Minnesota dairy farmers as they scramble to find a new processor for their milk by May 1
April 24 2017
“We will focus on the three R’s to grow U.S dairy export sales,” said Tom Vilsack about his new role as president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council
April 4 2017
Do you know who your representatives are on the State and Federal level? If your answer to this question is no, do your industry a favor and Google them right now
March 6 2017
Little, it seems, is going to proceed quickly about California’s effort to join the Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) program
Feb. 20 2017
Valentine’s Day last week saw the next interesting phase on what may or may not ultimately become the nation’s largest Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO)
Feb. 13 2017
American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and American Farm Bureau Insurance Services (AFBIS) are asking for input to the question . . . would dairy revenue protection work for you?
Jan. 23 2017
To gain a better understanding on how President Trump change the course on a number of farm-related topics, the National Milk Producers Federation and the Cooperative Network share thoughts on immigration,...
Jan. 16 2017
This November’s national election was historic. Not only did the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, win the presidency, both the Senate and House held their Republican majority
Dec. 26 2016
While the Republicans control the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the Oval Office on the national scene, the opposite holds true in California
Dec. 19 2016
The political pundits are still trying to assess the 2016 Presidential election. Since 2009, Democrats have lost 64 U.S. House seats, 12 Senate seats, and now the Oval Office
Dec. 15 2016
This November’s national election was historic. Not only did the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, win the presidency, both the Senate and House held their Republican majority. In rural area
Nov. 28 2016
Talk about winning by default. While it may feel a long way from it, disappointing outlooks for other major commodities make dairying look like agriculture’s best financial sector in 2017
Sept. 19 2016
Trade is on USDA's radar by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor "The strength of the U.S. dollar has not only hurt dairy exports, but overall competitiveness of U.S. agricultural exports, which have been lower...