July 27 2023
Global and domestic demand for dairy products remains weak amid slowing economic conditions
July 6 2023
Whether you’re milking cows in the U.S. or New Zealand, milk prices are sliding in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. In the world’s largest dairy exporting country, New Zealand, the...
June 5 2023
It’s the season that most people look forward to all year: school is out for summer, and temperatures are rising quickly
May 29 2023
When looking at the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program from USDA, we see that payments have been triggered for the first three months of 2023
April 3 2023
It turns out 2022 was a year for the dairy record books as mailbox milk prices posted a record $24.64 per hundredweight (cwt.). That value was 60 cents higher than the previous $24.04 watermark set in...
March 30 2023
Three years have passed since the COVID-19 pandemic began, but there has been a very clear lesson learned regarding the need for risk management. While the tools used from one farm to the next may be different,...
Feb. 16 2023
For the past few weeks, we have been keeping our eye on one amazing cow that has far exceeded our production expectations
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