11 Dec, 2018

Senate Approves 2018 Farm Bill

Policy | By: John Herath

The 2018 Farm Bill quickly and easily crossed its first hurdle today as the Senate approved the measure on a 87 to 13 vote a day after the final conference report was made public.

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11 Dec, 2018

WASDE: USDA Lowers Milk Production Forecasts, All-Milk Price Projections

Markets | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

USDA lowered milk production forecasts for 2018 and 2019 on both slower growth in milk per cow and lower cow numbers.

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11 Dec, 2018

Rural States Needs to Demand Congressional Action on Immigration Reform

Labor | By: Jim Dickrell

'We are not only looking at economic stagnation, but economic contraction.' -- Kurt Bauer, Wisconsin Manufacturing and Commerce Association.

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11 Dec, 2018

Industry Groups Show Support For Dairy Language in Farm Bill

Policy | By: Mike Opperman

The upgrades offered by the new Dairy Margin Coverage program finally offer a level playing field for dairy…

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11 Dec, 2018

On-Line Course on Repro Management Offered in Spanish

Labor | By: Jim Dickrell

Participants should possess a formal or…

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10 Dec, 2018

Expectations When a Family Member Joins The Operation

Labor | By: Jim Dickrell

Promotions should be earned, not based on family status. 

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10 Dec, 2018

The New Federal Order Will Bump Prices in California

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

Announced Class III prices are 89 cents higher than the old California 4b cheese milk prices would have been. 

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07 Dec, 2018

Manage Risks To Take Advantage of Price Opportunities

Risk Management | By: Matt Tranel

2019 milk prices could look a lot like 2018. Producers need to use a variety of risk management tools to manage risk and take advantage of price opportunities. 

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07 Dec, 2018

Dairy Producers Are Bullish on Exports

Policy | By: Mark O'Keefe

Four U.S. dairy producers took a trip to Japan. What they saw gave them a positive viewpoint on U.S. dairy trade.

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06 Dec, 2018

Farm Carbon Emissions Could Be The New Quota System in Europe

News | By: Jim Dickrell

'Carbon is something that will ultimately have to be priced.' --EU Commissioner Phil Hogan.

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