The nation's huge surplus of cheese is helping put pressure on milk prices, but a move by USDA may help ease the pressure somewhat. Chris Galen of the National Mil
Katy Coba, a fifth generation wheat farmer from Pendleton, Oregon has resigned as the Director of Agriculture for Governor Kate Brown after thirteen and a half years in this position. She has served for Governor's Kulongoski, Kitzhaber and Brown during her reign.
Milk production in the 23 major States during July totaled 16.8 billion
pounds, up 1.4 percent from July 2015. June revised production, at 16.7
billion pounds, was up 1.6 percent from June 2015. The June revision
represented an increase of 9 million pounds or 0.1 percen
The National Milk Producers Federation is requesting the USDA to purchase millions of pounds of cheese in a buying program that would benefit both dairy famers and Americans who rely on food banks. NMPF's Chris Galen explains on today's DairyLine.
The milk production forecast for 2016 is lowered from last month as growth in milk per cow is reduced.
However, the production forecast for 2017 is raised as higher forecast milk prices and lower feed costs in late 2016 and 2017 are expected to lead to a modest expansion in the cow inve
Mike Hutjens, Univ. of Illinois
Chris Galen, NMPF
Dave Kurzawski, FC Stone
James Dunn, Penn St.
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