Aug 2014 Milk Prices Class I: 23.87 Class II: 15.92 Class III: 22.25 Class IV: 23.89 Calif 4a: 23.83 Calif 4b: 19.96 Sep 18, 2014 CME Spot Prices Butter Grade AA Settled/lb: 3.0375 Change: 2.7500 Block Cheese Settled/lb: 2.4100 Change: Unchanged Barrel Cheese Settled/lb: 2.4225 Change: Unchanged NFDM Grade A Settled/lb: 1.3550 Change: 2.0000 Butter Grade AA Settled/lb: 3.0100 Change: 0.7500
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September 19
Doing the Math on Margin Protection
September 17, 2014 — Dairy analyst Bob Devenport with Stewart-Peterson, Inc. , joined us on today’s DairyLine to share more information about the new Margin Protection Program. Listen to the full interview here:  
Bleeding Slowing in Global Dairy Trade?
September 16, 2014 — Today’s Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction saw the weighted average for all products unchanged, following the 6% plunge in the September 2 event, 0.6% decline August 19, 8.4% loss August 5, and 8.9% in session before that. Powder was up fractionally today, rennet casein was up 1.3%, following a drop last […]
$3 Butter a 50/50 Chance
September 12, 2014 — $3 Butter is a 50/50 Chance, according to Jerry Dryer, editor of the Dairy and Food Market Analyst, in Friday’s DairyLine. Dryer laughed when asked about Penn State’s Jim Dunn referencing the dairy market as “schizophrenic” in the last month. Dryer said “It’s more a case of indecision, as things haven’t solidly […]
House Bill Blocks EPA’s Latest Attack on Ag
September 9, 2014 – The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, by a vote of 262-152. This legislation prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers from finalizing and enforcing a proposed rule that would redefine “waters of the United States” […]
Cash Butter Soars to $2.99
September 9, 2014 – The cash butter price at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange set another record today, rising another three cents to $2.99 per pound. It’s the highest cash price ever on the CME. The price sky rocketed 11.5 cents Monday. “There seems to be a little bit of a panic out there as far […]
NMPF Launches Online Calculator to Help Farmers Select Coverage Levels
ARLINGTON, VA – The National Milk Producers Federation today launched an online, downloadable calculator to help farmers select coverage levels under the new federal dairy safety net, known as the Margin Protection Program for dairy (MPP). The calculator is located at The calculator allows farmers to enter their own milk production and commodity price […]
Today's Show
Bill Baker
Trending: Feeding Calves 3X Per Day
September 18, 2014 — We continue to discuss the impact and benefits of  3x a day feeding with Dr. Tom Earleywine, technical services director at Land O’ Lakes Animal Milk Products. This podcasts focuses on the labor aspects of adding a third feeding to the routine of your operation.
PDPW’s Dairy’s Visible Voice
September 17, 2014 — The popular Dairy’s Visible Voice™ - Leadership development through effective communication is designed to enhance one’s leadership skills in the dairy industry through improved communication. PDPW executive director Shelly Mayer tells us more in this “Your Bottom Line” podcast: The track “Leadership Through Active listening” is our focus for this session and […]
Prepare For Future with MPP Safety Net
September 16, 2014 – Dairy producers across the country are researching and contemplating whether the new Margin Protection Program is right for their business. We asked Stewart Peterson’s Bob Devenport why producers would want to enroll in the program when margins for feed and milk are the best they have ever been this year.