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Federal Milk Marketing Under Scrutiny Again

Federal milk market orders are under scrutiny again as many dairy producers suffered significant losses in income last year due to de-pooling provisions and negative producer price differentials. National milk has called for an emergency hearing on the issue. Lee...

Class III Up $1.52

The Agriculture Department announced the April Federal order Class III milk price at $17.67 per hundredweight (cwt.), up $1.52 from March, $4.60 above March 2020, and the highest Class III since November 2020. That put the four month average at $16.40, up from $15.84...

As The Skin Goes, The Immune System Goes

Why is it important to have good skin? Dr. Ryan Leiterman of Crystal Creek says the easiest way to know how your calves are doing is doing is to look at their skin.

Concerning Corn Prices

Dan Basse, President of AgResource Company updated PDPW Dairy Signal viewers with the latest on corn prices:

Will Milk Prices Keep Up With Feed Costs?

Rising feed costs are putting the squeeze on dairy farmers bottomline. Will milk prices keep up? Lee Mielke poses that question to StoneX dairy broker Dave Kurzawski:

Dairy Pride Act Takes Aim At Imitators

National Milk's Chris Galen updated us on the latest news in the battle against dairy imitators:

Methane Is Unique

Methane has an atmospheric removal process that is not being accounted for by agencies like the EPA, according to Dr. Frank Mitloehner, PhD, Professor and Air Quality Extension Specialist with the Department of Animal Science at UC Davis. Excerpts from a recent PDPW...

March Milk Production

March milk production was anything but bullish. Matt Gould, analyst and editor of the Dairy and Food Market Analyst newsletter updated Dairy Radio listeners with Lee Mielke:

Drought Concerns

Eric Snodgrass of Nutrien Ag Solutions updated listeners on the concerning drought conditions across the U.S.:

U.S. Dairy Exports Highlight February

Dan Basse, President of AgResource Company, updated dairy producers on the latest market conditions, including a big boost for U.S. dairy exports in February. Comments from a recent PDPW Dairy Signal webcast.

Deadline Looms For MPP Enrollment

More than 10,000 dairy producers have enrolled in the new Margin Protection Program, a safety net that already guarantees retroactive payments for those that enrolled in $8.00 coverage or less. Producers have until June 1, 2018, to enroll.

USDA reported the April national average margin at $6.62, which guarantees payments for producers enrolled at the $8, $7.50 and $7 coverage levels. Producers are also guaranteed payments in January and February. The USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) produced a fact sheet explaining changes to the program’s coverage levels and premiums and offers an online MPP-Dairy Decision Tool to estimate potential costs and payments. Chris Galen with the National Milk Producers Federation joined us on Dairy Radio Now to tell us more:

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