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Dairy Farmers Are Environmental Leaders

Through commitments like the Net Zero Initiative and efforts like the National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program, dairy farmers are well-positioned to be agricultural leaders in mitigating climate change, said Dr. Jamie Jonker, NMPF’s Vice...

Fly Season Fast Approaching

Now is the time to start preparing for fly season. Mark Upton with Central Life Sciences joins us again on today's Dairy Radio with some important tips as we prepare for warmer weather.

FARM Year in Review

The National Dairy FARM Program (FARM) has published its 2020 Year in Review. Serving as the annual summary of the achievements and program developments of the FARM Program, the Year in Review showcases successes and challenges during a year of change and...

Drought Conditions Concerning

More than half of the nation is in some form of drought. Eric Snodgrass with Nutrien Ag Solutions updated Dairy Signal viewers on the Spring forecast:

Dairy Market Uncertainty

A lot of uncertainty surrounds the dairy markets which are waiting to see what will happen to government assistance, such as the food box feeding program. StoneX Dairy broker Dave Kurzawski talks with Lee Mielke about it:

Why $5 Bushel Corn?

Dr. Mike Hutjens updates on why the price of corn rose this past year:

Congress Returns Monday With Full Plate

Chris Galen from the National Milk Producers Federation updated listeners on the big "to do" list that Congress is facing when they return from break this week.

Excess Production Brings Price Volatility

Dan Basse, President of AgResource Company updated dairy producers on a recent PDPW Dairy Signal about why volatile milk prices are here to stay.

Farmers Face Export Challenges, Higher Feed Prices

U.S. export data for December left a lot to be desired, but data for the year was record breaking. Lee Mielke talks about it with HighGround Dairy's Lucas Fuess as well as some export challenges we're now facing as well as the high dairy feed prices.

Twinning in Dairy Cattle

While producing twins can be something of a genetic lottery, health challenges can reduce the overall profitability of the dairy operation. Dr. Mike Hutjens tells us more:

American Farmers, Cheese Makers Ask President Trump to Suspend Tariffs on Mexican Products as NAFTA Talks Continue

More than 60 companies and organizations representing American dairy farmers and cheese makers commended President Donald Trump today for his efforts on equitable trade and for insisting that Canada halt its market-distorting dairy practices. At the same time, the companies urged the administration to reconsider its imposition of new tariffs on Mexico in light of that country’s constructive engagement in North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations and the harm that Mexico’s retaliatory tariffs will have on U.S. dairy’s trade with its largest and most reliable market.

In retaliation for U.S. actions on steel and aluminum imports, Mexico recently added new tariffs – some of which will reach as high as 25 percent next month – on American-made cheeses, among other products. These tariffs will certainly diminish demand for high-quality dairy products that are produced across the United States. The production of cheese and other dairy products in the U.S. supports nearly 3 million American jobs. The additional Mexican duties also will allow the European Union, which recently signed a bilateral free trade agreement with Mexico, to take hard-earned market share from American dairy companies.
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