This week in DairyProfit Weekly: June 11, 2012
This week in DairyProfit Weekly:
1) Senate vote: The Senate version of the 2012 Farm Bill passed a cloture vote, sending the bill to the floor for debate and amendments, a process that could take several weeks before a final vote is taken. The vote increases the chances a dairy reform proposal could make it through Congress this year.
2) DPW Trends: California’s May Class 4 prices were mixed; U.S. milk production is more geographically concentrated; high machinery costs add to feed production expenses.
3) DPW Numbers: April and year-to-date dairy product output is mostly higher than a year ago. Alfalfa hay prices kept Midwest milk-feed price ratios slightly better than national average.
4) DPW Industry: California dairy groups want to ‘decode’ the dairy aisle for consumers; Upstate Farms introduced shelf-stable milk in aluminum bottles.
5) DPW Washington: A draft proposal outlining governance and funding of an industry-led dairy genetic evaluation program will be presented to the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding board during the week of June 11-15. Also, Nebraska lawmakers want to know if EPA is using drones to inspect CAFOs.
Dave Natzke, Editor
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