13 Aug, 2018

First Half 2018 Dairy Exports Break Record

Markets | By: Jim Dickrell

“The question is: Will the next six months continue that trend?"--Tom Vilsack, U.S. Dairy Export Council

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13 Aug, 2018

Dean Foods Tweaks Executive Pay Plan After Cutting Profit Forecast

News | By: Bloomberg News

Dean Foods Co., the largest U.S. milk bottler, cut its profit forecast last week. A day later, it amended an incentive compensation plan for senior executives, severing a link between earnings and some of their potential bonus payments.

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10 Aug, 2018

WASDE: All Milk Price Forecast Bumped Higher

Markets | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

In their August World Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, USDA bumped the 2018 and 2019 all-milk price forecasts higher.

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10 Aug, 2018

Immigration Raids in Nebraska, Minnesota Ag Communities

News | By: The Associated Press

A large federal law enforcement operation conducted Wednesday targeted businesses in Nebraska and Minnesota that officials say knowingly hired — and mistreated — immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally. 

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09 Aug, 2018

Lawmaker Says New Dairy Insurance Will Be Better Than MPP

Risk Management | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

According to Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) the Dairy Revenue Insurance Program will benefit farmers more than USDA’s Margin Protection Program (MPP) has.

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09 Aug, 2018

Western States Urge USDA Secretary Not to Cap Dairy Tariff Aid by Production

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

They're asking for $1/cwt on milk produced June through November.

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09 Aug, 2018

St. Johns, Mich., Named Site of 8 Million Pound Cheese Plant

News | By: Jim Dickrell

The plant will produce about 300 million pounds of cheese and whey products annually.

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08 Aug, 2018

Low Unemployment Creates Farm Labor Pinch Point

Labor | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

The numbers suggest the economy is helping the labor market deal with issues such as trade policy, however, it’s also creating a labor shortage throughout rural America.

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08 Aug, 2018

New and Modified CAFO Permits Suggest Some Dairy Expansion

News | By: Jim Dickrell

Dairy farmers in the Midwest and High Plains could expand or build new dairies totaling more 80,000 cows.

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08 Aug, 2018

Farm Bureau to Offer Dairy Revenue Protection Insurance

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

Dairy farmers will now be able to protect their milk price on a quarterly basis.

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