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
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 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 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 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 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
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
March 4 2021
Mozzarella is the most commonly produced cheese in the U.S. and the most consumed
March 4 2021
In the dairy industry, demand and supply are critically linked. The balance between the two drives farm gate prices
Feb. 25 2021
Having a steady market for your milk was not of much concern to dairy farmers until the growth of the last few years changed how we think about market access
Feb. 22 2021
While bank standards for assessing loans haven’t changed, the risks associated with dairy operations certainly have changed during the pandemic
Feb. 22 2021
It’s refreshing and optimistic to turn the calendar to a new year, but the ramifications of COVID-19 on dairy’s economic health are far from over
Feb. 18 2021
Leaving potential money on the table is something no farmer wants to do. Most often, we hear this fear in terms of risk management — it’s easy to put off locking in milk prices, or even feed...
Feb. 18 2021
If volatility has been the defining characteristic of the dairy industry during the last few decades, 2020 was one for the record books
Feb. 11 2021
Dairy technology has exploded in the last few decades, and for that we have both innovation and necessity to thank