November Milk-Feed Ratio Slips
November 26, 2014 — The preliminary November milk feed price ratio was down from the revised October level, according to the Agriculture Department’s latest Ag Prices report issued today. The November milk-feed price ratio is at 2.80, down from 2.91 in October, 2.97 in September, but compares to 2.27 in November 2013. The index is based […]
IDFA Backs Dairy Product Donation Program
November 26, 2014 — This month’s Processors’ Perspective is with Ruth Saunders, IDFA VP, Policy and Legislative Affairs: IDFA is a strong supporter of the Dairy Product Donation Program, one of the elements of the dairy safety net included in the new Farm Bill. The program will help dairy farmers by increasing demand for dairy […]
Last Minute Thoughts on MPP
November 25, 2014 — Andy Novakovic of Cornell’s Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, provided some last minute thoughts about enrollment in the Margin Protection Program this year. The report does not include any recommendations about electing coverage in MPP, but does offer valuable information that you may want to consider when making your decision before December 5th. Read […]
Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Continues to Make Strides
November 24, 2014 — Fuel Up to Play 60 is a program founded by the National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with USDA. Executive VP Mark Leitner joined DairyLine’s Bill Baker today to update us on the program and how it empowers students to take charge in making small, everyday changes at school. Here’s part one […]
NMPF: Immigration Policy Must Need Congressional Action
November 21, 2014 — The National Milk Producers Federation issued this statement following the White House’s executive action on immigration policy. “The executive action announced by the White House this week will not solve the current or future needs of dairy farmers. We still need congressional action, in the form of comprehensive legislative reform of our […]
Chicken Little is Right
November 21, 2014 — Cash block cheese, as of Thursday, has dropped almost 17 cents this week in addition to the 25 3/4-cents lost last week. The barrels plunged 20 1/2-cents last week and dropped 16 1/2 cents Thursday. I had scheduled “Chicken Little” for our Friday DairyLine interview but chose Jerry Dryer, editor of the […]
Purina Animal Nutrition Center Helps Animals Reach Their Full Potential
November 24, 2014 — The Purina Animal Nutrition Center sits in the rolling hills of Gray Summit, MO. Purina’s Stu Rymph joined DairyLine’s Bill Baker to give listeners and overview of the operation and why it should be on your bucket list for places to visit.
MPP Enrollment Deadline Approaching
November 23, 2014 — The deadline for enrolling in the new Margin Protection Program is only two weeks away. DairyLine’s Bill Baker spoke with Farm Service Agency’s Dawn Scott out of the Spokane, Washington office.
Cold Weather Challenges
November 21, 2014 — This week’s Feed Facts segment on DairyLine Radio looks at cold weather challenges for young calves. Dr. Mike Hutjens, extension dairy specialist at the University of Illinois has some great insight in taking care of your animals, especially the young ones, during these cold winter months.