15 Jul, 2016

One-Sentence Machinery Market Outlook

News | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Despite extreme volatility in the grain markets, machinery sales have remained stronger than anticipated this year, according to Greg "Machinery Pete" Peterson. 

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15 Jul, 2016

Should You Use A Line of Credit for Hedging?

Markets | By: Jim Dickrell

With today’s volatile milk and feed markets, having a line of credit specifically devoted to managing your hedging account is a prudent and useful business tool more dairy farmers should consider.

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15 Jul, 2016

Dannon CEO Says WhiteWave Deal Will Help Accelerate Non-GMO Push

News | By: Bloomberg News

Dannon, the yogurt maker owned by French food giant Danone SA, plans to use its parent company’s $10 billion acquisition of WhiteWave Foods Co. to speed up a push to rid GMOs from its products.

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14 Jul, 2016

Dairy Groups Applaud House Passage of GMO Labeling Bill

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

Groups urge President Obama to sign bill quickly. 

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14 Jul, 2016

June Dairy Budgets Improve Slightly

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

But with $14/cwt milk prices, most Midwest dairies are still bleeding red ink.

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14 Jul, 2016

NY Farmer Accused of Violating Child Labor Laws

Labor | By: The Associated Press

State authorities have charged the owner of a dairy farm in central New York where a 14-year-old was killed last year, crushed under a hydraulic lift.

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13 Jul, 2016

Arla Foods Launches Dairy Farmer Give-Back Program

News | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

A cooperative in the United Kingdom recently launched a new brand of milk allowing consumers to give back to farmers directly through their milk purchase.

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13 Jul, 2016

Could a Chinese Economic Downturn Be Looming? [VIDEO]

Finance | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Andy Shissler of S&W Trading continues to watch for signs of an economic downturn in China.

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13 Jul, 2016

Speculation on Cheese Price Run Up Appears to be Off Base

Markets | By: Fran Howard

Demand for Italian-style cheeses is more likely the driver behind the recent strength in cheese prices. 

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12 Jul, 2016

WASDE Report Pushes Milk Prices Higher

Markets | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

For the second month in a row, USDA is giving dairy farmers hope with its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report.

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