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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...

August Class III: $16.57

The August Federal order Class III benchmark milk price was announced by the USDA at $16.57 per hundredweight, up $1.12 from July but is 34 cents below August 2016. It is the highest Class III price since February 2017 and equates to about $1.42 per gallon, up from...

Think Tank Looks Out For Family Farmer

“Our main concern is keeping American family farmers in business,” says Mike Weaver with Organization for Competitive Markets, a membership-based research and advocacy organization working for open and competitive markets and fair trade in America’s...

Funds Help Texas Ranchers Impacted By Harvey

Hurricane Harvey has put a lot of water in southern Texas, including cattle country. The storm hit fast and some cattlemen were caught off guard. One way assistance is being provided is through the Texas Department of Agriculture’s STAR fund. Commissioner Sid...

Wisconsin Dairies Host Community Meetings

In a continued effort to encourage dialogue in rural communities, several Wisconsin dairy farm families are opening their dairies to the public .  These ACE (Agricultural Community Engagement®) On-the-Farm Twilight Meetings are free and include a farm tour, ice cream...

Don’t Mess With Beef Provisions of NAFTA

The second round of NAFTA renegotiation between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico are scheduled next week in Mexico. There wasn’t a lot accomplished in the first round as we hear from Colin Woodall, vice-president of government affairs with the National...