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Light At End of Tunnel Pushed Backward

Matt Gould of the Dairy and Food Market Analyst newsletter discusses the messages from the August Milk Production report and how the light at the end of the tunnel may have been pushed backward by the latest tariff war salvo with China.  

Expected Corn Grain Price Sees Big Range

Feed and forage from around the U.S. with Dr. Mike Hutjens, a retired dairy extension specialist from the University of Illinois.  

Crunch Time in Washington

Both the deadlines to fund the government and pass a new farm bill are less than two weeks away.  Chris Galen of the National Milk Producers Federation gave Dairy Radio Now listeners an update on what's been happening in our nation's capital.  

August Milk Up 1.4 Percent

Increased milk per cow coaxed U.S. milk output to climb in August more than expected. The Agriculture Department’s latest data for the top 23 states puts output at 17.2 billion pounds, up a pretty bearish 1.4 percent from August 2017 and the 57th consecutive month...

October Federal Order Class I Up $1.48

The Agriculture Department announced the October Federal order Class I base milk price at $16.33 per hundredweight, up $1.48 from September, 11 cents below October 2017, but the highest Class I since December 2017. It equates to $1.40 per gallon, up from $1.28 in...

Dairy Markets Face Global Uncertainty

How are the dairy markets reacting to the recent headlines? FC Stone's Dave Kurzawski discusses with Lee Mielke.  

High Moisture Corn Options

It's that time of year again, and in the Midwest, producers are looking at their options regarding high moisture corn. Dr. Mike Hutjens from the University of Illinois has more on this Feed Form Friday:    

World Dairy Expo Focuses on “The Next Frontier”

World Dairy Expo is not only home to one of the best-known dairy cattle shows in the world, it also brings together the latest in dairy innovation with the world's largest dairy-focused tradeshow.  Serving as the meeting place of the global dairy industry, World Dairy...

Moderation Is Key To DCAD Management

SoyChlor nutritionist Dr. Tim Brown joined us again on Dairy Radio Now to tell us more about feeding a negative DCAD diet to pre-fresh dairy cows to prevent hypocalcemia at calving. He also shares the latest research being done with more extreme levels of DCAD but...

July U.S. Dairy Exports Up From A Year Ago

The Trump administration appears to have worked a deal with Mexico and while talks continue with Canada, High Ground Dairy's Lucas Fuess tells us the latest U.S. dairy export data:    

Crunch Time in Washington

Both the deadlines to fund the government and pass a new farm bill are less than two weeks away.  Chris Galen of the National Milk Producers Federation gave Dairy Radio Now listeners an update on what's been happening in our nation's capital.  

August Milk Up 1.4 Percent

Increased milk per cow coaxed U.S. milk output to climb in August more than expected. The Agriculture Department’s latest data for the top 23 states puts output at 17.2 billion pounds, up a pretty bearish 1.4 percent from August 2017 and the 57th consecutive month...

October Federal Order Class I Up $1.48

The Agriculture Department announced the October Federal order Class I base milk price at $16.33 per hundredweight, up $1.48 from September, 11 cents below October 2017, but the highest Class I since December 2017. It equates to $1.40 per gallon, up from $1.28 in...

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Sacramento Water Grab “Unacceptable”

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s visit to Don Pedro and New Melones Reservoirs at the request of U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) continues to yield results for the Valley, with Secretary Zinke issuing an internal memo Friday declaring the state’s...

USDA Launches Trade Mitigation Programs

USDA Launches Trade Mitigation Programs

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today launched the trade mitigation package aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations.  Producers of certain commodities can now sign up for the Market...

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Injunction Sought of Beef Checkoff Collections in Several States

Beef Checkoff programs in Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont and Wisconsin would be barred from unconstitutionally collecting funds that subsidize corporate speech if...

ICE executes federal search warrants in Nebraska, Minnesota and Nevada

During a multi-state operation led by special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), a series of criminal arrest warrants were executed Wednesday for 17 individuals connected to an alleged criminal...

Trump Offers Tariff Mitigation To Farmers

The new tariff mitigation program announced Tuesday by the Trump Administration should provide badly needed economic assistance to dairy farmers facing significant financial losses, the National Milk Producers Federation said. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

Farm Bureau Response to Navarro’s ‘Rounding Error’ Statement

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall says making farmers and ranchers "pawns in this chess game is extremely risky for our nation's agriculture economy and food security." "White House trade advisor Peter Navarro’s recent comments that the damage...

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Crunch Time in Washington

Both the deadlines to fund the government and pass a new farm bill are less than two weeks away.  Chris Galen of the National Milk Producers Federation gave Dairy Radio Now listeners an update on what's been happening in our nation's capital.  

August Milk Up 1.4 Percent

Increased milk per cow coaxed U.S. milk output to climb in August more than expected. The Agriculture Department’s latest data for the top 23 states puts output at 17.2 billion pounds, up a pretty bearish 1.4 percent from August 2017 and the 57th consecutive month...

October Federal Order Class I Up $1.48

The Agriculture Department announced the October Federal order Class I base milk price at $16.33 per hundredweight, up $1.48 from September, 11 cents below October 2017, but the highest Class I since December 2017. It equates to $1.40 per gallon, up from $1.28 in...

High Moisture Corn Options

It's that time of year again, and in the Midwest, producers are looking at their options regarding high moisture corn. Dr. Mike Hutjens from the University of Illinois has more on this Feed Form Friday:    

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August Milk Up 1.4 Percent

Increased milk per cow coaxed U.S. milk output to climb in August more than expected. The Agriculture Department’s latest data for the top 23 states puts output at 17.2 billion pounds, up a pretty bearish 1.4 percent from August 2017 and the 57th consecutive month that output topped year-ago levels. The 50-state August milk total, at 18.3 billion pounds, was also up 1.4 percent. Revisions added 16 million pounds to the July estimate, now put at 17.3 billion pounds, 0.5 percent above a year ago.

August cow numbers in the 50 states totaled 9.4 million head, up 5,000 head from July but 4,000 less than a year ago, the second time cow numbers were below a year ago since May 2016. Output per cow averaged 1,946 pounds, up 27 pounds from a year ago.

California output was up 1.2 percent, thanks to a 35 pounds increase per cow offsetting a loss of 12,000 cows from a year ago. Wisconsin was up 1.4 percent on a 35 pound gain per cow but 4,000 fewer cows were milked.

One footnote to California; 2018 output in the first six months totaled 20.6 billion pounds, up 1.6 percent, according to data from the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and follows previous years of decline.

The Daily Dairy Report credited a mild winter and said “This year’s first-half output compares to a 2.9 percent decline for the same period in 2015, a 2 percent drop in 2016, and a 2.2 percent decrease last year. The additional milk in California went into churns and drying facilities; butter production increased 9.8 percent and nonfat dry milk for human consumption climbed 15.7 percent.

Meanwhile; Idaho inched up 0.9 percent, thanks to 4,000 more cows and a 5 pound increase per cow. New York was up 1.7 percent, on a 40 pound gain per cow outweighing the loss of 2,000 cows. Pennsylvania was down 2.6 percent on 6,000 fewer cows and a drop of 25 pounds per cow. Minnesota was up 1.4 percent, on a nice 50 pound gain per cow offsetting a loss of 6,000 cows.

Michigan was down 0.6 percent, on 5,000 fewer cows, though output per cow was up 10 pounds. New Mexico was up 0.4 percent, on a 30 pound gain per cow outweighing 3,000 fewer cows milked. Everything is big in Texas they say and so was milk output, up a whopping 9.5 percent, on a 105 pound gain per cow and 20,000 more cows.

Vermont was off 0.9 percent, on 2,000 fewer cows, though output per cow was up 10 pounds. Washington State was up 2 percent on a 25 pound gain per cow and 2,000 additional cows milked.

Courtesty Mielke Market Weekly

October Federal Order Class I Up $1.48

The Agriculture Department announced the October Federal order Class I base milk price at $16.33 per hundredweight, up $1.48 from September, 11 cents below October 2017, but the highest Class I since December 2017. It equates to $1.40 per gallon, up from $1.28 in September and $1.41 a year ago. 

The 10-month average stands at $14.75, down from $16.41 at this time a year ago and compares to $14.60 in 2016. The November price will be announced on October 17 and will for the first time apply to the new California Federal order.