Despite a challenging year, DFA had record net income in 2016.
Despite years of tit-for-tat filings and courthouse vitriol, settlement talks between the farmers and the cooperatives have been under way for some time.
In testimony before House Ag Committee, Michael Dykes also says trade is critical to dairy's future.
But California production declines again, with cow numbers there down 15,000 head.
Butter is back, and in a big way.
As this week's snow storm slammed the Northeast farmers were forced to dump milk and are still struggling to dig out.
Could rhetoric between leaders signal strained trade relations with a significant customer?
Leading dairy industry CEOs to meet with Mexico trade leaders this week to talk NAFTA and other trade issues.
Senators are still waiting for paperwork to move along confirmation of Sonny Perdue as the new agriculture secretary.
Growing global populations and economies spur protein demands