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Dairy Producers Optimistic

Dairy producers remain optimistic and determined to get through the COVID-19 pandemic inspired downturn, according to Hoard's Dairyman managing editor Corey Geiger, following last week's Dairy Livestream discussion. He talks with Lee Mielke about it:

Dairy Market Report

Official U.S. dairy statistics are just starting to register the impacts of the pandemic, provisionally in productconsumption data, stock levels and federal milk marketing order prices. Full Report from DMI

Summer Forage Alternatives

Dr. Mike Hutjens joins us on our Feed Forum Friday to discuss forage needs and some creative alternatives to think about:

California Quota Hearing Set

CDFA announced a new date for the Chapter 3.5 quota hearing and this week CDFA announced additional details regarding the process. Read More from Western United Dairymen

Farm Bureau Welcomes Direct Payment Details

The American Farm Bureau welcomes the announcement by President Trump detailing how the $16 billion in direct payments to farmers from the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program will be distributed. Read More From AFBF

Phase 1 Underway

Covid-19 has changed the way we live our lives but word of restaurants and other food services slowly opening up across the country is great news, according to economist Dan Basse, President of AgResource Company: Full Podcast on PDPW Dairy Signal

Dairy Prices Showing Recent Strength

Dairy prices have seen some strength recently. HighGround Dairy’s Director of Dairy Market Intelligence, Lucas Fuess, talks about it with Lee Mielke. He also question's the increase in U.S. milk output spelled out in last week's World Agricultural Supply and Demand...

COVID-19 Economic Impact

Dr. Mike Hutjens joins us to discuss COVID-19's economic impact at the farm gate:

Federal Stimulus Hopes to Weather Storm

Details of the new disaster relief program are being discussed by USDA, NMPF's Chris Galen tells us more on today's Dairy Radio Now :

Stay Focused

The economic and health risks of coronavirus have many dairy producers on edge – but staying focused on the task at hand and remembering the value that dairy farming provides can help carry farmers through, says NMPF's Emily Yeiser-Stepp: LISTEN

Upcoming Dairy Meetings See Changes

  • Dairy Farmers of America postponed its annual meeting, scheduled for March 16-18 in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • The Professional Dairy Producers Conference annual business conference, set for March 18-19, in Madison, Wisconsin, will now be held entirely online. Registration closes on March 17 at 5 p.m. Registrants can also access all recorded sessions, handouts and presentations on-demand, and then take a “walk” through PDPW’s premier suppliers’ digital storefronts on PDPW Prime.
  • The Central Plains Dairy Expo, scheduled for March 24-26 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has been canceled.
  • The California Dairy Sustainability Summit, set for March 25-26 in Sacramento California, has been postponed.
  • The Wisconsin Public Service Farm Show, scheduled for March 31-April 2 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, has been canceled.
  • An annual “Workshop for Dairy Economists and Policy Analysts,” originally set for April 22-23 in Baltimore, Maryland, will not be held.

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