Risk Management

24 Feb, 2017

January Dairy Cow Slaughter Up Over December

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

Year over year, culling slowed however.

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07 Feb, 2017

Global Dairy Trade Results Mixed

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

Lactose prices jumped 12.4%.

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01 Feb, 2017

Milk-Feed Margin Surpasses $11/cwt

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

The margin is at its highest since the spring of 2014.

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01 Feb, 2017

Managing Risk Key to New MPP

Risk Management | By: Mike Opperman

Options for improving the MPP program will need to give producers more risk management options.

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31 Jan, 2017

Farm Bureau Working on New Milk Price Insurance

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

A new type of dairy revenue insurance, that would offer regional protection against both milk price and production declines, is being worked on by the American Farm Bureau Federation, American Farm Bureau Insurance Services (AFBIS) and academic collaborators including dairy economist Marin Bozic.

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25 Jan, 2017

Economists Still Bullish Despite Bearish Dairy Reports

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

This was a strong year for milk production, and the Green Bay Packers didn't make it to the Super Bowl, potentially hurting cheese sales.

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24 Jan, 2017

December Milk Production Climbs 2.2%

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

The United States produced more than 212 billion pounds of milk in 2016.

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19 Jan, 2017

December Dairy Cow Culling Up

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

But total slaughter for the year down a tad

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24 Dec, 2016

What if You Don't Have the Cash to Do Any Hedging? [VIDEO]

Risk Management | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Many industry experts advise managing risk with marketing strategies like hedging or futures and options programs. But what if you don’t have the cash to do that right now?

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16 Dec, 2016

Beef Up Your Credit Lines

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

Credit lines are better than stashing cash as working capital. 

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