May 2015 Milk Prices Class I: 15.84 Class II: 14.81 Class III: 16.19 Class IV: 13.91 Calif 4a: 13.91 Calif 4b: 14.63 Jul 2, 2015 CME Spot Prices Butter Grade AA Settled/lb: 1.9400 Change: 1.0000             Block Cheese Settled/lb: 1.6200 Change: -1.2500             Barrel Cheese Settled/lb: 1.5825 Change: -1.7500             NFDM Grade A Settled/lb: 0.8325 Change: Unchanged             Butter Grade AA Settled/lb: 1.9300 Change: 1.2500            

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Enrollment for 2016 Margin Protection Program Underway

Enrollment for next year's Margin Protection Program began Wednesday. The voluntary program provides financial assistance to participating dairy operations when the margin - the difference between the price of milk and feed costs - falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer. Nation

Water Quality & Discovery Farms Research

The University of Wisconsin Discovery Farms program began in 2001 and is a cooperative effort between Wisconsin farmers, UW- Extension and UW-Madison. Co-Director Amber Radatz joined us on Wednesday's DairyLine to discuss the latest research.

What in the World is Going on?

We have come to the halfway point of the year and world dairy markets remain pretty soft. What does the second half look like? Not that much better, according to USDEC's Alan Levitt.

Learning More About Fats & Oils

Dr. Mike Hutjens tells us more about fats and oils in this week's "Feed Facts" segment heard on DairyLine Radio

Dairy Markets Stable

Dairy markets appear to have stabilized, according to the latest Dairy Market Report, released by the National Milk Producers Federation and Dairy Management Inc. NMPF's Chris Galen gave us a recap on Thursday's DairyLine: 

Keith Bolsen, aka "The Silage Man" is off to South America to attend the International Silage Conference  in Brazil. This isn't his first, or even his tenth trip attending the event. He explained on today's DairyLine:

Market Update

FC Stone dairy economist Bill Brooks joined us on Tuesday's DairyLine.

2015 National Holstein Convention Preview

The 2015 National Holstein Convention is next week at Pheasant Run in St. Charles, Illinois. Holstein USA's John Meyer joined us on today's DairyLine with a preview.