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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...

Minnesota Cattle Industry Looking Good

Decent weather in much of Minnesota has ranchers  “relatively happy,” according to Ashley Kohls, executive director of the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association. She joined us on American Cattle News with an update from The Gopher...

“A Lot Of Opportunities For Us”

As cattle herds grow, all export markets – particularly China – are important. Colin Woodall serves as the chief lobbyist on Capitol Hill for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). He leads the Washington, D.C. office in developing...

Fever Tick Monitoring Continues

Recent expansion of Cattle Fever Tick infestations have resulted in quarantines in Texas counties away from the border counties which comprise the permanent fever tick quarantine zone. John Barton, rancher and Texas Agrilife agent in Duval County offered his comments...

LFP Triggered in South Dakota Counties

This year’s drought has prompted the federal government to trigger the USDA Livestock Forage Program for several counties in South Dakota. Deb Ducheneaux, Dewey County Farm Service Agency Director tells us more on American Cattle News:

Nebraska Lawmakers Friendly With Ag

Nebraska legislators understand the value of the cattle industry – as we hear from Jessica Herrman, Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs with Nebraska Cattlemen based in Lincoln.