This week in DairyBusiness Update: Jan. 28, 2013
This week in DairyBusiness Update:
1) Milk production: Cow numbers and milk output per cow grew in December 2012, resulting in the highest monthly percentage year-over-year milk production increase since May.
2) MILC details: USDA’s Farm Service Agency will offer a ‘start month’ relief period to large producers; retroactive and projected payments listed.
3) California class prices: CDFA’s temporary formulas give a small boost to prices, but have many producers looking toward a federal order.
4) Industry: Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. agreed to a $158.6 million settlement agreement in the “Southeast Milk” class action antitrust lawsuit.
5) Washington: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reintroduced the five-year farm bill approved by the full Senate last summer, but offered no timetable on Senate action.
And, next Wednesday in DairyBusiness Weekly:
1) 2013 World Ag Expo preview
2) Cows fed flaxseed produce more nutritious milk
3) Group housing adds labor challenges
4) Interest rates remain low, but for how long?
5) New York Holstein Convention wrap-up
6) Dairy Hall of Fame inducts three at Pennsylvania Farm Show
Others: Dairy down under at International Dairy Week in Australia; interview with Ed Bos of Bosdale Farms; and see our new "Product Spotlight"
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