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 […]
Message to Congress: Restore the Tax Provision
November 20. 2014 — The National Milk Producers Federation this week joined 41 other agricultural organizations in urging Congress to restore a tax code provision that allows small businesses, including farms, to write off capital purchases such as equipment immediately, instead of over time. The provision, known as Section 179, is one of more than 50 […]
October Milk Production up 3.9 Percent
November 19, 2014 — Milk production in the 23 major States during October totaled 16.0 billion pounds, up 3.9 percent from October 2013. September revised production, at 15.5 billion pounds, was up 4.3 percent from September 2013. The September revision represented an increase of 22 million pounds or 0.1 percent from last month’s preliminary production […]
December FO Class I Drops $1.53
November 19, 2014 — The Agriculture Department announced the December Federal order Class I base milk price this afternoon at $22.53 per hundredweight, down $1.53 from November but $2.16 above December 2013, and equates to about $1.94 per gallon. That puts the year’s Class I average at $23.29, up from $18.84 in 2013, $17.46 in 2012, […]
Dairy Prices Have Been a Little Crazy Lately
November 18, 2014 — “Dairy prices have been a little crazy lately,” said Penn State dairy economist James Dunn. He joined us on Tuesday’s DairyLine Radio program to share his latest outlook.
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.
Extra Care For Calves is Critical During These Cold Months
November 20, 2014 — We are seeing colder temperatures across most of the U.S. and that means extra care for our animals, particularly calves. Dr. Tom Earleywine of Land O’ Lakes Animal Milk Products, has some great tips when it comes to taking care of calves during these cold months.