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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...

Salmonella Heidelberg Still A Concern

Salmonella Heidelberg (S. Heidelberg) is a bacterium that can cause severe illness in calves and humans. According to the USDA, calves infected with S. Heidelberg may develop diarrhea or die abruptly without any clinical signs and humans infected with S. Heidelberg...

GDT Lends Some Optimism

Matt Gould, editor, and analyst with the Dairy and Food Market Analyst newsletter reports the GDT lends some optimism, even though the dairy industry and others still face the “trade war” left over from 2018. He also tells Lee Mielke that U.S. restaurants faced a...

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Chris Galen

Chris Galen

NMPF

The National Milk Report with Chris Galen, Sr. Vice-President of Communications with the National Milk Producers Federation.

NMPF is the voice for dairy producers on Capitol Hill and with government agencies. Listen Twice a Month for The National Milk Report.

Email: cgalen@nmpf.org

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Dr. Mike Hutjens

Dr. Mike Hutjens

Illinois

Mike Hutjens was raised on a 313 acre, 70 cow grade Holstein farm near Green Bay, Wisconsin. He was active in 4-H completing 10 years with an achievement award trip to National 4-H Congress. In FFA, he received the Wisconsin State Farmer Award.

Email: hutjensm@illinois.edu

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Dr. Ryan Leiterman

Dr. Ryan Leiterman

Crystal Creek

A Breath of Fresh Air – with Dr. Ryan Leiterman, Director of Technical Services for Crystal Creek®. a family owned livestock nutrition and animal health company that has been serving the farming community since 1997.

Listen to Dr. Leiterman’s analysis on calf barn ventilation the first Wednesday of every month.

Email: info@crystalcreeknatural.com

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Shelly Mayer

Shelly Mayer

PDPW

The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin present “The World of Dairy.”

Listen every Tuesday as PDPW brings us experts to share ideas, solutions, resources, and experiences that help dairy producers succeed.

Email: mail@pdpw.org

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Lee Mielke

Lee Mielke

Mielke Market Weekly

Lee Mielke, editor of the Mielke Market Weekly. From Berlin, Wisconsin to Lynden, Washington, Lee was the founder and voice of DairyLine Radio for many years. Lee currently writes a nationally syndicated column, The Mielke Market Weekly.

Listen for Lee’s interviews with top dairy analysts every Monday on Dairy Radio Now.

Email: lkmielke@aol.com

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Dave Natzke

Dave Natzke

Progressive Dairyman

Dave’s Dairy Digest with Dave Natzke, editor of the Progressive Dairyman. Raised on a northeast Wisconsin dairy farm, Natzke brings decades of agricultural and dairy journalism experience to the airwaves.

Listen to Dave’s Dairy Digest reports every month.

Email: dave@progressivepublish.com

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