04 Apr, 2016

A $150 Million Bond Clash Jolts U.S. Debt Market for Farmers

Finance | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

The credit market that funds banks serving America’s farmers, ranchers and loggers has been rattled by a move that could leave investors with unexpected losses on their investments.

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04 Apr, 2016

California Producers Seek New Milk Price Policies

Policy | By: Catherine Merlo

While California’s dairy industry awaits USDA’s decision on whether to recommend a federal milk marketing order, another effort is underway in the Golden State to consider increasing milk prices.

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04 Apr, 2016

February Dairy Margin Falls to $7.91/cwt

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

But it’s not enough to trigger Margin Protection Program payment

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02 Apr, 2016

Milk Market Continues Slow Grind Lower

Markets | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Robin Schmahl, of AgDairy, says there isn’t much optimism in the milk market to discuss.

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01 Apr, 2016

Northeast Wisconsin Farmers Launch Watershed Initiative

News | By: Jim Dickrell

The new farm group, Peninsula Pride Farms, will focus on ways to protect and improve both ground and surface water.

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01 Apr, 2016

New Zealand Credit Rating Company Bearish on Milk Price Recovery

Markets | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Fitch Ratings says milk price recovery isn't likely to happen in 2016.

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01 Apr, 2016

VIDEO: First-Generation Farmer Leans On Data For Success

Data | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

First-generation dairyman Steve Whitesides of Whitesides Dairy in Rupert, Idaho, milks 8,000 cows on his Idaho and Hawaii dairies, which he runs with son Derek.

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01 Apr, 2016

New Zealand Milk Season Not as Bad as Anticipated

News | By: Fran Howard

New Zealand producers appear to be using supplemental feeds and culling has likely slowed.

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31 Mar, 2016

Trump, Cruz Can't Avoid Ag Issues at CNN Town Hall

News | By: Wyatt Bechtel

CNN’s recent presidential town hall in Wisconsin offered a chance to hear Republican candidates’ thoughts on agricultural issues, in particular immigration, labor and trade.

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31 Mar, 2016

The Wages You Pay: Dairy Farmers Invest in Employees Despite Tight Margins

Labor | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

It’s hard to imagine a time when it was more difficult to find and keep affordable dairy workers. You rely on affordable labor to stay profitable, yet your ability to control all the factors that impact labor is limited. Some states are boosting…

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