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Dairy at a Crossroads

Dr. Mike Hutjens looks at the current dairy situation:

NMPF Welcomes California Dairies

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) welcomed California Dairies Inc., the second-largest U.S. dairy cooperative by volume, into its membership by unanimous vote during its June board meeting. NMPF's Chris Galen has more:

Managing Summer Manure Application

Fall and spring seasons are typical times for manure spreading, but summer can prove to have better weather and soil conditions. We learn more with Aaron Pape from UW Discovery Farms:

Latest Reports Mixed

FC Stone's Dave Kurzawksi recaps last week's market news with Lee Mielke:

Happy June Dairy Month!

Consumers have many choices these days, even when purchasing products in the dairy case. Dr. Mike Hutjens takes a look at June Dairy Month, from the 1930's to today:

Class III Milk Price Jumps To Yearly High

The Agriculture Department’s monthly benchmark milk price has reached the highest level in over a year and a half. The May Federal order Class III price was announced at $16.38 per hundredweight, up 42 cents from April, $1.20 above May 2018, and the highest Class III...

Observations From Europe

Dr. Ryan Leiterman tells us what dairy practices he observed from his recent trip to the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Russia:

Managing Manure Year-Round

Improving soil conditions for better manure spreading is our topic this week with Aaron Pape from UW-Discovery Farms. Today's Producer Tuesday, brought to you by PDPW:

Latest Trade Data on China, New Zealand

High Ground Dairy's Lucas Fuess discusses the latest trade data on today's Mielke Monday:

Feeding The World

What is the future for food production? Dr. Mike Hutjens discusses feeding the world in 2050:

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...