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“Fine Tuning” Feed Prices

While dairy producers can't control the milk price they can fine tune their feed prices. That's according to Dr. Mike Hutjens, retired dairy extension specialist from the University of Illinois. He joined us on Friday's Dairy Radio Now with an update on the latest...

The Importance of Preventing Hypocalcemia

Dr. Tim Brown joined us on today's Dairy Radio Now to tell us about the importance of preventing hypocalcemia in dairy cows with proper nutrition balancing. Dr. Brown provides technical support and educational assistance to the SoyPlus® and SoyChlor® sales team and...

Federal Order Class I Price drops $1.21

The August Federal order Class I base milk price was announced July 18 by the USDA at $14.15 per hundredweight, down $1.21 from July and $2.57 below August 2017. It is the lowest August Class I price since 2009 when it stood at $10.04. It equates to about $1.22 per...

DeLaval Opens $1 Million KC Training Center

DeLaval celebrated the grand opening of a Training Center at their Kansas City, MO, facilities today. The DeLaval Training Center is the result of a $1 million dollar facility renovation investment in robotics and food safety. It features the all-new Voluntary Milking...

Marketing Direct To The Consumer

Lois Federman is the Something Special from Wisconsin™ Program Director. She joined us on today’s PDPW’s World of Dairy segment for part 2 on managing the day to day details of selling ag products directly to the consumer.    

NMPF Encouraged by FDA Commissioner’s Desire to Enforce Dairy Labeling Regulations

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told an audience at a Politico Pro Summit on Tuesday in Washington that his agency will soon begin enforcing regulations that define milk as an animal product, not a plant-based food – an indication...

FUTP 60 Summit: Nourishing Communities Panel Discussion

During this guided Q&A discussion/panel, dairy farmers and NFL alumni Jason Brown speak about the role of farmers in feeding the world. Hear their insights into the important role farmers and agriculture play in communities.  ...

World Dairy Expo Seminars Announced

Seminars have been announced for the upcoming World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. Presented by industry leaders daily, these seminars address topics centered around policy, research, finances and the future. Each seminar is approved for one continuing education...

No Simple Answers To Tariff Trade War

The tariff war is starting to hurt dairy producers but, when it comes to trade, there are no simple answers, according to Matt Gould, editor, and analyst with the Dairy and Food Market Analyst newsletter. He talks with Lee Mielke about it on this week's Mielke Monday:...

USDA Appoints Members to National Dairy Promotion and Research Board

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of 13 members to fill vacancies on the 37-member National Dairy Promotion and Research Board. Twelve appointees will serve three-year terms, November 1, 2018, through October 31, 2021. One appointee...

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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