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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:    

MPP Enrollment Extended

Dairy farmers have additional time to review their 2018 coverage options in the dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP). The deadline to enroll has been extended to June 22, 2018.  Chris Galen, Sr. Vice-President of Communications with the National Milk Producers Federation joined us on today’s Dairy Radio Now with more information:

Meanwhile, NMPF today commended the leadership of the Senate Agriculture Committee for crafting a bipartisan Farm Bill that contains beneficial provisions for America’s dairy farmers. Following today’s passage by a margin of 20-1, the bill now moves to the full Senate for consideration.

The Senate Farm Bill contains enhancements to the dairy Margin Protection Program sought by NMPF, including improved coverage levels and greater program flexibility. The measure raises the maximum covered margin to $9/cwt. and adjusts the minimum percentage of milk that can be insured. It also includes an important agreement reached between NMPF and the International Dairy Foods Association on price risk management. Read more

 

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