May 16 2022
There are nickels, dimes, and quarters lying around on dairy farms all over the place. Of course, I’m figuratively speaking as there are no loose coins to actually be found. Yet, I’m convinc
May 10 2022
whether looking at your farm business or household accounts, it’s pretty obvious prices for just about everything are rising
May 9 2022
After bottoming out at $1,140 per head in April 2019, dairy replacements slowly gained value, selling between $1,240 and $1,380 per head over the next four years
April 11 2022
Feed costs — Ten opportunities for savingspresented by: Mike Hutjens, University of Illinoissponsored by: Kuhn Feed represents over 50% of total milk production costs. With higher fertili
April 7 2022
This year’s planting season is setting up to be an expensive one, considering the skyrocketing prices for fuel and fertilizer
April 7 2022
The dairy industry has been through very turbulent waters the last several years, but don’t get complacent about what appears to be a good price year ahead of us
March 31 2022
“We haven’t had many major changes to the federal orders since 2000,” shared Jim Mulhern with those attending the 24th annual meeting of Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) on March 23
Feb. 17 2022
Food price inflation has been a well-documented phenomenon in recent months, but retail dairy products have yet to face the same upward price pressure that has existed for many other commodities
Feb. 7 2022
The farm financial model is a concept for understanding the financial flow of the farm business
Jan. 10 2022
The dairy price outlook for 2022: A spotlight on supply, demand, and inflation was presented by Mark Stephenson
Nov. 22 2021
With livestock feed prices on the rise, many farmers will be looking for ways to reduce input costs
Nov. 18 2021
Return 42 cents per cow per day with an investment of only a little time and effort
Nov. 15 2021
The decline in U.S. fluid milk consumption is not a new topic. USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) reported last year that as of 2019, fluid beverage milk accounted for 21.7% of total
Nov. 10 2021
A feed and forage outlook for the year aheadMike Hutjens, University of Illinois, and Mike Rankin, Hay & Forage Grower magazinesponsored by Chr. Hansen Large regions of drought and exce
Sept. 23 2021
Farming can be a risky endeavor. There are many challenges that farmers face, ranging from short-term crises to long-term issues. Broadly speaking, they can be categorized into five major types
Aug. 27 2021
Milk varies by season in both content and quality. That premise will soon be detailed in a paper by Cory Freije, an agricultural economist with the Upper Midwest Federal Milk Marketing Order
Aug. 27 2021
Over the past three years, the USDA has issued a number of direct payments to dairy farmers to offset some of the impact of both trade wars and the pandemic
June 9 2021
The average cost to produce milk has climbed substantially so far this year. In our conversations, we have been hard-pressed to find anything — services or products — that are cheaper this...
April 14 2021
Agriculture, and dairy production in particular, can be a risky endeavor. There are many types of risks, and they can generally be put into one of five categories
April 12 2021
The discussion on the purpose and framework of FMMOs is at the heart of the issue with negative PPDs