Nov. 1 2022
Labor costs more than just money on a farm. That can be positive while also challenging
Sept. 8 2022
Predicting future milk prices has become a precarious endeavor as of late. This holds true in both the United States and New Zealand
Sept. 6 2022
Being in sales can have a bad reputation, but I appreciate it as a chance to solve problems and provide value for customers
Aug. 18 2022
After being in a constant climb since May’s opening forecast, USDA economists shaved $1.65 off the agency’s All-Milk price projection for 2023
July 21 2022
New Zealand’s Global Dairy Trade (GDT) may be a harbinger of U.S. milk prices this coming fall and winter
June 2 2022
At $27.10 per hundredweight, dairy farmers received a record price for their milk in April 2022. This is the first time the All-Milk price pushed past either the $26 or the $27 threshold
May 30 2022
As I write this, prices for the rest of the year are north of $22 per hundredweight (cwt.). Yes, input costs are high, which cuts into that high price, but nevertheless, profit margins likely look goo
April 11 2022
There’s never a great time to have business costs of just about every kind rising, but if pandemic recovery, record inflation, and a war were going to force prices for farm inputs up
March 30 2022
We are beginning to see the term “make allowance” in dairy headlines, and it is important to understand what it means and how it works
March 24 2022
The Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) started in California on November 1, 2018, which means we have been operating under the FMMO for 39 months
March 21 2022
Inflation. There isn’t a day that goes by in which that word doesn’t grab a headline these days. It’s at a new 40-year high at 7.9%
Feb. 28 2022
Just over two months into the new year, it has become clear that 2022 will hold many of the same fluctuations and fears of the past pandemic few years
Feb. 28 2022
With milk futures prices nearing or at record highs, it’d be easy to sit back and enjoy a solid year that dairy farmers have long waited for
Feb. 24 2022
Preliminary totals have come in, and those totals don’t look favorable for fluid milk. Sales slumped 4.1% by sliding from 46.2 billion to 44.3 billion pounds when comparing 2020 to 2021, according...
Jan. 31 2022
Milk prices in New Zealand matter to dairy farmers in the United States because the island nation is the world’s largest dairy exporter
Jan. 31 2022
We can’t fully explain current dairy prices without looking at the world market. While U.S. milk production fell below year-ago levels in November and December
Jan. 20 2022
They aren’t always perfect, but we know we can depend on our automated milking systems
Jan. 1 2022
Today’s milk case offers a variety of products differentiated by flavor, fat content, package size, and other characteristics that call out to consumers, but that’s not all
Dec. 20 2021
The global milk production forecast calls for minimal growth from New Zealand and the European Union, the world’s top two dairy export markets
Nov. 22 2021
“At $67 billion, dairy is the biggest category in the U.S. retail food business,” shared Paul Ziemnisky. However, in retail channels, dairy is more than products made from cow’s milk