11 Jun, 2018

Senate Farm Bill Would Drastically Alter Dairy MPP Premiums

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

Small farms would get a 50% discount on margin premiums. 

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11 Jun, 2018

Trump: Dairy Is Reason For Canadian Metal Tariffs

News | By: Mike Opperman

The President says it was dairy, not national security, that caused Canadian tariffs.

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08 Jun, 2018

Robotic Rotary Parlor Built in North Dakota

Business | By: Taylor Leach

New robotic rotary is 4th in North America and 15thin the World.

 

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08 Jun, 2018

Caution: Market Volatility Ahead

Markets | By: Mike Opperman

Class III and cheese futures markets have grown steadily, but analysts say we’re headed for turbulent waters.…

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08 Jun, 2018

White House Plans To Shelter Farmers From Tariff Impacts

Markets | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

USDA undersecretary for marketing and regulation Greg Ibach wants to reassure farmers that the Trump administration is monitoring the situation and plans to take necessary action to shelter farmers from taking the brunt of trade negotiation…

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08 Jun, 2018

Chief Ag Negotiator: ‘It’s Time To Play Offense’

Markets | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Upon return from negotiations with Chinese officials, Gregg Doud, chief ag negotiator for the Trump Administration, says it’s time for the U.S. to play offense. 

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07 Jun, 2018

Mexican Tariffs Could Devastate U.S. Dairy Export Sales

Markets | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

This week Mexico announced tariffs on U.S. cheeses which could have a devastating impact on U.S. dairy exports.

 

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07 Jun, 2018

Exports Set Another Record

Markets | By: Mike Opperman

Volume in April was up 31% over year-ago levels, amounting to 18.8% of production. 

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07 Jun, 2018

When College Is The Only Option, Low Unemployment Hurts Farm Country

Labor | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Skilled labor is needed to plant and harvest crops, milk cows, manage livestock, build homes, build infrastructure and more throughout the U.S.

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07 Jun, 2018

USDA Publishes Final Rule For California Federal Milk Marketing Order

Markets | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

California producers can be assured their milk will be marketed under a Federal Milk Marketing Order beginning November 1.

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