Oct. 25 2018
The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) announced September 30 was achieved after months of hard-nosed negotiations
July 23 2018
I would like to provide some perspective after reading your Hoard’s Dairyman Intel item “What will the dairy world look like in 2030?”
July 17 2018
Before I state anything else, let me be clear; this is not a post about small farms versus large farms
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
Dec. 27 2017
Before this piece starts the arguments for and against the above stated question, I want to simply open this as a conversation
Oct. 9 2017
Although feed costs have come down from the record levels that resulted from the 2012 drought, they remain well above levels prior to 2012
Sept. 18 2017
Few parts of California’s effort to implement a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) have been fast, easy, or uncomplicated, but one of the most important ones seems to be coming together well
Sept. 10 2017
It all began with a thoughtful phone call by an Ohio dairyman who wanted to learn more about his milk check
Sept. 10 2017
When dairyman Hank Choate saw the “unavailable” number pop up on his cell phone screen late one Thursday afternoon in April, he assumed it was not a call he wanted to take
July 15 2017
We had a wake-up call about market risk when a number of Wisconsin and Minnesota farms lost their milk markets
July 11 2017
At the end of June, I was presented with the opportunity to give testimony to the Oregon House of Representatives Agriculture Committee on the topic of technology
June 26 2017
In March 2017, a lawsuit filed against the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation claimed that a herd of 200 cows produced the same amount of waste as a city of 96,000 people
June 15 2017
A few months ago we had the opportunity to host our congressman, Representative Jody Hice, at our dairy farm. He had great questions about our operation
June 15 2017
The agricultural community could benefit greatly from defining itself in a positive light.In the Netherlands, public opinion supports small over large farm operations. Approval from local zoning offic
June 12 2017
The debate on the next farm bill continues to intensify, and dairy policy has been near the top of the discussion
May 25 2017
At the simplest level, the dairy herd is the production unit for milk. Individual cows produce the milk, but about a third of cows in a herd are replaced annually
May 10 2017
The U.S. is finding itself in the middle of an early and large spring milk flush. The last two years have seen the Northeast and the Upper Midwest grow production to the point that existing plant capacity...
May 8 2017
Recent growth in U.S. milk supplies has kept pressure on U.S. milk prices, but the situation could be much worse
May 1 2017
“Clearly it will be known in the history books as the age of uncertainty,” predicted Barry Flinchbaugh, Kansas State professor emeritus of agricultural economics, when discussing the current...
April 25 2017
Areas of the country have been dumping milk for far too long. Now processors are dropping patrons