10 Aug, 2017

USDA Lowers Milk Production Forecast, Price Forecast Variable

Markets | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

In its August World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, the USDA lowered milk production forecasts for 2017 and 2018, and milk price forecasts were all over the board.

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10 Aug, 2017

Butter Market Likely to Remain Tight

Markets | By: Fran Howard

Consumers have returned to butter as a healthier choice, sparking a steep rise in world butter prices

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09 Aug, 2017

5 Steps to a Drug Testing Procedure

Labor | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Drug testing is becoming more popular as dairy producers strive for better employees, safer working environments. 

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09 Aug, 2017

Schumer Urges Canadian Ambassador to Fix Dairy Trade Dispute

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Processors in Wisconsin and New York have lost millions of dollars due to closed markets.

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08 Aug, 2017

Idaho Dairy Group Opposes Immigration Detention Contract

Labor | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Jerome County is considering a contract to lease a portion of their county jail to ICE.

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08 Aug, 2017

Canada Invests $350 Million In New Dairy Support Programs

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

This month Canada released details of two new support programs for Canadian dairy farmers.

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07 Aug, 2017

U.S. Dairy Exports Reach Three-Year High

Markets | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Record sales of nonfat dry milk powder, skim milk powder, whey products and cheese led exports for the first half of 2017 to the highest levels in three years.

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07 Aug, 2017

Senate Appropriations Committee Changes to MPP Would Benefit Small Dairy Farmers

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

Even so, the ratio of estimated MPP program payments and the farm value of milk is less than a quarter of 1 percent.

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07 Aug, 2017

Food Prices Highest Since 2014

Finance | By: Mike Opperman

Higher-priced dairy products are part of the reason, mostly due to higher butter prices

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04 Aug, 2017

Cap on Dairy Payments May Be Raised in Next Farm Bill

Policy | By: Mike Opperman

A higher cap may allow producers a stronger safety net similar to crop insurance

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