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DMC Deadline Extended One Week

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) extended the deadline to September 27 for dairy producers to enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program for 2019. The deadline had been September 20.

Visiting Chinese Dairy Farms

Dr. Mike Hutjens toured four dairy farms in China recently. He joined us on today's Dairy Radio to share his thoughts and observations:

October Class I : $17.84

The Agriculture Department announced the October Federal Order Class I base milk price at $17.84 per hundredweight, down a penny from September but $1.51 above October 2018, and the highest October Class I since 2014. The price equates to $1.53 per gallon, up from...

Last Call For DMC Sign-up

With sign-up for the 2019 Dairy Margin Coverage program ending Friday, the National Milk Producers Federation urged all dairy farmers to enroll in the program, which guarantees a payout for producers that’s higher than program premiums in 2019. NMPF's Chris Galen...

World Dairy Expo Fast Approaching

Serving as the meeting place of the global dairy industry, World Dairy Expo brings together the latest in dairy innovation and the best cattle in North America. Crowds of more than 65,000 people, from nearly 100 countries, will return to Madison, Wis. for the...

U.S. Cheese Prices Climb

Block Cheddar cheese hit the highest price in almost five years and is the highest priced cheese in the world. It closed “Friday the 13th” at $2.2050 per pound, up an astounding 20 3/4-cents on the week, the highest since October 22, 2014.  FC Stone dairy broker...

High Moisture Corn

Dr. Mike Hutjens provides great information on the upcoming harvest season and managing high moisture corn:

Vilsack Optimistic After China, Japan Trip

Returning from a whirlwind seven-day trip to China and Japan, USDEC President and CEO Tom Vilsack said he is optimistic about the long-term health of U.S. dairy exports despite challenges caused by current trade disputes:

Adjusting to Trade War

Matt Gould, editor and analyst of the Dairy and Food Market Analyst newsletter, talked with Lee Mielke about this week's July Dairy Products report and the latest U..S dairy export data:

Aug Class III Up a Nickel

The Agriculture Department announced the August Federal order Class III benchmark milk price at $17.60 per hundredweight, up a nickel from July, $2.65 above August 2018, and the highest Class III price since December 2014. The 2019 Class III average stands at $15.83,...

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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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