May 5 2022
In a bright spot for dairy demand, consumer expenditures on dairy climbed 3% higher in March. The not-so-great news is that they also bought 3% less product
May 5 2022
In the past 12 months, the Consumer Price Index has shown an 8.5% price jump in all retail items. For food specifically, that number is higher at 8.8%
May 2 2022
Dairy faces a number of challenges as the rest of the year develops. While that is true, every other food commodity market has similar struggles. Take for example oils that are used to make margarine
May 27 2021
Value-added dairy operations aren’t for the faint of heart, according to Mountain Fresh Creamery’s Jen Glover
May 24 2021
Making sure that every farmer’s bulk tank is empty at the end of each day is key for the team that works at and with FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative, said General Manager Jeff Lyon on the May 19 Hoard’s...
May 24 2021
As markets and the dairy industry as a whole continues to change, many dairy producers have investigated value-added processing as an opportunity for their operations
May 20 2021
It’s been beneficial for many dairy producers that, at the same time more farms are looking to process their own milk and sell dairy products, a growing number of consumers are interested in locally...
May 20 2021
It’s a push that has occurred up and down the chain. It has been driven by national and international brands that have been on the search to find more global suppliers
May 13 2021
Three weeks ago, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) announced it will seek an emergency USDA hearing on reform to the Class I price mover
May 13 2021
Since the genesis of Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) pricing, the balance between pricing in the various milk classes has caused discussion and at times even distress among dairy farmers
May 6 2021
Throughout the decades of milk pricing by Federal Milk Marketing Orders, dairy farmers, processors, and even consumers have questioned the importance of the orders
May 6 2021
As we have seen before, the intricacies of the Federal Milk Marketing Order system mean that any changes to the orders will result in multifaceted consequences
April 29 2021
Just like dairy farmers and dairy retailers, dairy product processors have been forced to learn a lot over the past 13 months as they attempt to balance supply and demand
April 29 2021
In so many businesses, COVID-19 has caused a fundamental change in the way sales are done
April 26 2021
The dairy supply chain was able to keep operating as best it could last spring thanks in no small part to the employees working at dairy processing plants
April 26 2021
While the pandemic and its effects are by no means behind the United States, recent vaccine availability and slipping COVID-19 infection rates have caused many parts of the country to walk back policies...
April 22 2021
One thing we learned especially in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to learn now is this: expect the unexpected
April 22 2021
The term risk management has become an integral part of the dairy lexicon in the last decade, and its merits have never been more obvious than during the wild swings caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
April 15 2021
If a proposed amendment to the federal milk marketing system advances to a final decision by USDA, the revised order is then voted on by the dairy farmers who would be affected by the change
April 15 2021
Innovation and research are two of the most important keys to future success of dairy sales. As such, the industry invests heavily in research and development to secure markets of the future