13 Dec, 2018

Pending Oregon Legislation Would Make State Dairy Regs Toughest in the Country

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

The bills would apply to dairies with more than 2,500 cows or herds with more than 1,000 animal units that don’t have access to seasonal pasture.

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12 Dec, 2018

House Passes The 2018 Farm Bill In Landslide Vote

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

The 2018 Farm Bill crossed the second of three hurdles on Wednesday when the House approved the measure in a landslide vote of 369-47 two days after the final conference report was made public.

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12 Dec, 2018

Despite Poor Sales To China, Exports On Record Pace

Markets | By: Mike Opperman

Exports to China have fallen off 47%, but sales to other countries have dramatically improved. 

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11 Dec, 2018

Dairy’s New Farm Bill: How Will Congress Pay For It?

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

As one dairy economist says, “Don’t try to figure out the mind of God.”

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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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