Nov. 5 2018
Even though William Shakespeare’s famous line, “Now is the winter of our discontent” was written in 1592, it sums up well where many U.S. dairy farmers probably find themselves in 2018
Sept. 3 2018
The financial revitalization that the dairy industry so gratefully welcomed in 2014 is just a distant memory in 2018
Aug. 14 2018
My oldest daughter, Monika, loves gymnastics. She has been swinging from and flipping around on the stall dividers in our barn since she was a toddler
June 18 2018
After losing $1.99 per hundredweight in 2017, New Mexico dairy farms lost another $1.18 per hundredweight in 2018, according to farm financial data gathered by Frazer Certified Public Accountants and Consultants
May 25 2018
A year has passed since Canada circled its collective domestic milk market wagons and deployed the Class 7 milk pricing strategy. Since then, Canadian and U.S. dairy interests have sparred in a h
May 7 2018
In just five years, Class I milk sales have slid from 35.5 percent to 30 percent. That’s according to Federal Milk Marketing Order data that compares 2012 to 2017
April 19 2018
Caitlin and I have been writing our “Daddy and Daughter Dairy Together” blogs for Hoard’s for a while now
April 9 2018
There are two great higher-learning opportunities via webinars taking place today, Monday, April 9 at noon Central Standard Time.
Feb. 27 2018
A couple years ago, after we realized that the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) wasn’t going to offer us any meaningful protection, we created our own self-funded insura
Feb. 5 2018
Anyone milking cows knows all too well how painful the current milk price cycle has been
Jan. 10 2018
Peter Vitaliano Much of the talk about the economic outlook for the nation’s dairy farmers in 2018 has been rather downbeat lately
Dec. 4 2017
Perhaps the best that can be said about the milk price outlook for 2018, as seen in the graph above, is it isn’t expected to be as bad as in 2015 or 2016
Nov. 15 2017
The California landscape has always been evolving but recently the change has expedited dramatically
Oct. 2 2017
Risk management in the beverage milk sector has always been challenging and, quite frankly, ineffective. The reasons are threefold
Sept. 10 2017
It all began with a thoughtful phone call by an Ohio dairyman who wanted to learn more about his milk check
Aug. 21 2017
Losses in 2015 and 2016 have erased nearly two-thirds of the record profits dairy farmers made in 2014
Aug. 14 2017
George W. Bush was just elected as the 43rd U.S. President the last time milk protein prices were this low. At $1.2248 per pound, protein fell to the lowest levels, as calculated by the Federal Milk Marketing...
June 26 2017
Dairy farmers earned 28 cents for every dollar spent by U.S consumers in 2016, according to scientists at USDA’s Economic Research Service