30 Mar, 2017

2016 All-Milk Price Declines 6%

Markets | By: Jim Dickrell

The Midwest has some of the strongest milk prices of the major producing dairy states. 

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30 Mar, 2017

The Labor Crunch

Labor | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Farmers struggle to hire employees despite good wages and benefits.

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29 Mar, 2017

Group Alleges Human Labor Trafficking in Dairy

News | By: Jim Dickrell

Group says agriculture accounts for about 10% of human trafficking cases involving labor.

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29 Mar, 2017

Cheese Inventories Reach Historical High

Markets | By: Know Your Market

The USDA released its February version of the Cold Storage Report on March 22.

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29 Mar, 2017

Median Minnesota Dairy Farm Income Drops to $31,000

News | By: Jim Dickrell

Income down 30% from 2015

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29 Mar, 2017

Chinese Dairy Nearly Crashed Banks After Stocks Plunged

Finance | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Amid rumors of fraud and false reporting, Chinese dairy company Huishan Dairy saw stock prices fall between 85-90% on Friday.

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28 Mar, 2017

Fear Rampant Among Employees, Dairy Needs Immigration Reform

Labor | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Imagine one of your employees came to you and asked, “If my wife and I are deported, are you going to take care of my children?”

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28 Mar, 2017

Dairy Farmers Express Brexit Concerns

News | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

As the first official steps of Brexit are underway in the EU, dairy farmers express concern over the new borders, especially between the UK and Northern Ireland.

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28 Mar, 2017

Butter Prices Test 2017 Lows

Markets | By: Know Your Market

With Easter quickly approaching and buyer orders beginning to wane, Friday’s butter market breached the $2.10 low but rebounded on Monday.

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27 Mar, 2017

Opinion: Immigrants Are Boosting the U.S. Economy

Labor | By: Bloomberg News

If the business expansion rate keeps pace with the immigration rate, native-born wages don’t need to fall.

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