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Shutdown Continues

The partial government shutdown has cost the dairy markets some regularly supplied information from USDA. How important was that info? FC Stone dairy broker Dave Kurzawski discusses with Lee Mielke on today's Dairy Radio Now.

Key Milk Outlook Factors

Dr. Mike Hutjens is back on to tell us some key factors in determining where future milk prices are heading.

Class I Up 18 Cents

The February Federal Order Class I base milk price was announced by the USDA at $15.30 per hundredweight, up 18 cents from January, $1.05 above February 2018, and the highest Class I price since November 2018. It equates to $1.32 per gallon, up from $1.23 a year ago,...

FSA Offices Reopen Temporarily

Many Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices will reopen temporarily in the coming days to perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recalled about 2,500 FSA employees to open offices on Thursday, January 17 and...

Storing ‘Bug Free’ Grains

Warren McDougal, regional sales manager with Central Life Sciences, joined us on today's Dairy Radio Now to share tips on how to prevent stored grains from costly insect infestations.

Leaders Are Made, Not Born

Professionals and producers with professionalism can set themselves apart from others by attending Cornerstone Dairy Academy™, a product of Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW) and underwritten by the Professional Dairy Producers Foundation (PDPF). PDPW's...

Thawing Trade Relations With China

HighGround Dairy’s director of market intelligence, Lucas Fuess, says “the unthawing” of trade relations with China is good news for U.S. farmers but the U.S. has its work cut out for itself. 

A Closer Look At Vitamins

Dr. Mike Hutjens looks at the importance of feeding vitamins to your cows on today's Feed Form Friday:  

Government Shutdown Stymies Farm Bill

We have a new Farm Bill that will benefit dairy farmers but the government shutdown has put a 'hitch in the giddy-up' for the time being. Dairy has been noted as a big winner in the Farm Bill, with new programs that assist dairy producers facing low prices. Chris...

Effective Fly Control All Year Round

We're not dealing with many insect pests this time of year but there still should be an effective fly control plan in place. For the most effective control, operators should employ a comprehensive Integrated Pest Management (IPM), according to Mark Upton, Central Life...

Trump Tax Reform Includes Repeal of Death Tax

Top officials in the Trump Administration released their proposal for comprehensive tax reform this week, calling it the “biggest tax cut in U.S. history.” The plan is designed to serve as the starting point as Congress and the Administration work to pass a...

Watch Out For Farm Equipment!

Planting season has started and travelers will see an increase of farm equipment traveling the roads, especially in rural areas.  Please slow down well before you approach the equipment and only pass where legal and safe to do so. Farm equipment has a legal right to...

China Beef Trade Deal Anticipated

China has indicated they are letting U.S. beef back into the country but a lot has to happen before the ships start sailing. American Cattle News spoke with Reid Blossom, executive VP of the Illinois Beef Association about what has to happen for beef exports to...

OK Foundation Provides Fire Relief Fund

To date, more than $1,000,000.00 has been donated to the Fire Relief fund set up by the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation, a 501(c)3, to aid Oklahoma ranchers following the wildfires in early March. Listen to interview here with Chancey Hanson  “100 percent of the fire...

Iowa Cover Crops Help With Water Issues

Cover crops are quite popular in Iowa for several reasons, including soil conservation and helping with water quality issues. That goes along with helping reduce nutrients to Iowa waters and the Gulf of Mexico with the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. Dr. Daniel Loy...