06 Jan, 2020

Midwest Milk Hauling Charges Climb 6.5%

Business | By: Jim Dickrell

In 2019, the weighted average hauling charge in the Upper Midwest was 26.9₵/cwt.

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06 Jan, 2020

Borden Becomes Second Big U.S. Milk Producer to File for Bankruptcy

News | By: Bloomberg News

Borden Dairy Co. filed for bankruptcy, becoming the second major U.S. milk seller to do so in two months as competitive pressures, declining consumption and falling profits made its debt load unsustainable.

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03 Jan, 2020

USTR Ag Negotiator: "Very Doable" For China To Buy $80 Bil. In U.S. Ag

Policy | By: Marge Kulba

President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping may, in fact, sign the Phase One trade agreement.

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03 Jan, 2020

88% Of Farmers Find Employees Using This One Method

Labor | By: Rhonda Brooks

Stiff competition for good employees means farmers need to use a variety of methods to identify, hire and retain them.

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02 Jan, 2020

Milk Markets Slide Into The New Year

Markets | By: Know Your Market

The dairy markets celebrated 2020 by giving back gains from Tuesday.

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01 Jan, 2020

Farm Journal Study Finds Dairy Farmers Face Significant Labor Challenges

Labor | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Farmers are paying employees more than they’ve ever paid. They are more efficient with their labor than they’ve ever been, and yet they’re frustrated. 

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31 Dec, 2019

Milk Prices Highly Sensitive to Monthly Production Changes

Markets | By: Jim Dickrell

Because U.S. domestic markets are so finally balanced, any increase in monthly production dictates cheese production.

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31 Dec, 2019

Dairy Makes Leaps and Bounds in Productivity

Markets | By: Fran Howard

Dairy producers lead U.S. agriculture in productivity, increasing output by 50% in 22 years.

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31 Dec, 2019

Trump Says He Will Sign Phase-One China Trade Deal Jan. 15

Policy | By: Bloomberg News

U.S. President Donald Trump said he will sign the first phase of a trade deal with China on Jan. 15.

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30 Dec, 2019

November Milk/Feed Margin $12.21

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

This is the highest milk/feed margin since 2014.

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