12 Jan, 2018

WASDE Lowers Production Estimate

Markets | By: Mike Opperman

On the bright side, the WASDE report forecasts lower production and higher exports. However, milk price forecasts were lowered due to lower product prices. 

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11 Jan, 2018

Automation Potential in Agriculture

Labor | By: Fernando Diaz

Milking cows is a predictable physical task that can be automated.

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11 Jan, 2018

Disaster Bill Could Make Passing the Farm Bill “Easier”

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Round one of the farm bill battles could be settled as soon as this month if the Senate agrees on a fix for cotton and dairy in the $81 billion disaster aid bill already passed by the House.

 

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10 Jan, 2018

Milk Intelligence: Producers Reflect on 2017

Markets | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

In the latest MILK Intelligence survey, producers reflected on poor prices in 2017 but anticipate reduced feed, labor costs in 2018

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10 Jan, 2018

Trump Speech React: Trade Fears Calmed

News | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

The President of the United States recognized the important roll farmers and ranchers play in America, and briefly glazed over NAFTA.

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09 Jan, 2018

Agriculture’s Viability Relies on Immigration Reform

Labor | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

American Farm Bureau president Zippy Duvall had a sit down meeting with President Trump in Nashville this week. The “crisis” America’s farmers are facing related to farm labor was not a subject Duvall was willing to leave out.

 

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09 Jan, 2018

November Dairy Exports Surge

Markets | By: Jim Dickrell

November exports were equivalent to 16% of U.S. production on a milk-solids basis.

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08 Jan, 2018

California Quota Program Will Continue

News | By: Jim Dickrell

Referendum overwhelmingly passes.

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08 Jan, 2018

8 Variables That Will Impact Dairy Trade

Business | By: Mike Opperman

Global markets have a growing and significant impact on domestic prices. Here's what to expect from trade opportunities moving into 2018.

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06 Jan, 2018

Idaho’s Ag-Gag Law Struck Down

News | By: Jim Dickrell

Law ruled unconstitutional on free speech grounds. 

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