23 Apr, 2018

Lower Cow Numbers Not A Trend Yet

Markets | By: AgDairy Market Update

Cow numbers declined in March giving rise to the possibility of a trend for reduced cow numbers. However, the recent past should two consecutive months of reduced cow numbers without reducing milk production.

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23 Apr, 2018

NAFTA Completion May Wait Until December

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Amid all the discussion of having an agreement in principle completed by early May, U.S. officials involved in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement say the target completion date for the deal is early December.

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20 Apr, 2018

April Blizzard Won’t Impact Markets

News | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Last weekend a blizzard that dumped several feet of heavy snow hit dairies in Minnesota and Wisconsin with fury, still the storm isn’t likely to impact markets.

 

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20 Apr, 2018

March Milk Production Up 1.3%

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

California continues its production rebound, due to more milk per cow.

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20 Apr, 2018

Low Prices Continue to Shift The Dairy Landscape

Markets | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

As producers continue to fight low milk prices, the nationwide dairy landscape continues to change as milk production shifts from smaller to medium sized farms to very large farms.

 

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19 Apr, 2018

March Dairy Cow Culling Spikes Over Year Ago

Markets | By: Jim Dickrell

Year-to-date, 2018 dairy cow slaughter is up about 44,000 head over 2017, or about 5.5%.

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19 Apr, 2018

ICE Raids New York Dairy Without A Warrant

News | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

A dairy farmer in New York was roughed up by ICE agents on Monday when he confronted them about arresting one of his employees without a warrant.

 

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18 Apr, 2018

NMPF Backs House Farm Bill Changes

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

Other groups aren’t as supportive

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18 Apr, 2018

It’s Better To Be Milking Cows In Wisconsin

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

Of major dairy regions, Wisconsin milk prices come out on top.

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18 Apr, 2018

Rising Feed Prices Continue to Squeeze Dairy Margins

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

Feed costs jumped 40 cents/cwt of milk sold in March due to higher prices for corn, soybean meal and cottonseed. 

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