dairy pricing

NMPF Statement on the Dairy Pricing Opportunity Act

Dan Dairy, Marketing

A new bill has been introduced that would require a hearing on the Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO). New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who introduced the legislation, wants to hear firsthand from farmers about the issues needing addressed. Gillibrand, joined by Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, introduced the bipartisan Dairy Pricing Opportunity Act. It …

National Grazing Lands

National Grazing Lands Conference Starts Saturday

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Equine, Livestock, Pasture, Sheep-Goats

The National Grazing Lands Coalition will hold its 8th National Grazing Lands Conference (8NGLC) at the Embassy Suites Kingston Resorts in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Dec. 6-9, 2021. More than 500 ranchers, professors, land managers, researchers, public officials, conservationists, and students are expected to attend the conference. They will exchange ideas and information on the latest grazing land issues. Attendees will …


A Slowdown in Milk Production as Margins Shrink

Dan Dairy, Economy

How are milk producers responding to a squeeze on margins? A new report from USDA has the answer. Gary Crawford has more details. Mark Jekanowski, USDA Outlook Board Chairman, talks about projected trends in dairy product prices.


NMPF Touts Dairy’s Policy Gains during Annual Meeting

Dan Dairy, Economy

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board and the United Dairy Industry Association held their joint annual meeting this week in Las Vegas, Nevada. And during the event, NMPF Chairman Randy Mooney and President and CEO Jim Mulhern touted dairy’s gains in 2021 as record exports and per-capita U.S. consumption at a more than 60-year high …

dairy industry

Dairy Industry to Meet This Week

Dan Dairy

Dairy Industry groups will meet this week in Las Vegas for their annual joint meeting. The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), National Dairy Promotion and Research Board, and United Dairy Industry Association will meet November 14-17. Attendees will hear how the dairy industry groups are working to “Make Every Drop Count” for U.S. dairy farmers. Key topics and issues include …


NMPF’s Bjerga Discusses Opportunity in Reconciliation

Dan Dairy, Economy, Legislative

We are hearing a lot about the budget reconciliation legislation, otherwise known as the Build Back Better Act, being discussed in Congress. During a recent interview on RFD-TV, National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) Senior Vice President of Communications, Alan Bjerga, talked about some of the opportunities for dairy that’s currently in that legislation. The legislation also includes $27 billion in a once-in-a-generation …


Reduced Forecast for Milk Production

Dan Dairy

The main story in dairy right now is USDA’s reduced forecast for milk production. Stephanie Ho has the details. World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Mark Jekanowski has the latest outlook for dairy exports and prices.


Register Now for National Grazing Lands Conference

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Livestock, Pasture

The National Grazing Lands Coalition will hold its 8th National Grazing Lands Conference (8NGLC) at the Embassy Suites Kingston Resorts in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Dec. 6-9, 2021. But, they want folks who have yet to register for this in person event to know there are only a few days left to take advantage of the lower rate. Make sure to …

methane tax

AFBF: No Methane Tax on Animals in Reconciliation Bill

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Economy, Legislative, Livestock, Regulation

The American Farm Bureau Federation, addressing a social media myth, says “the current language of the reconciliation bill does not impose a methane tax on agriculture.” Those words from AFBF’s Public Affairs Vice President Sam Kieffer, who says the statement seeks to clear up any confusion. Kieffer says that over the summer, Farm Bureau economists conducted an analysis, at the …

milk pricing

Discussing Milk Pricing Issues

Dan Dairy, Economy, Marketing

Last week, the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Dairy Subcommittee held a hearing that was called by chair Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). The hearing focused on issues related to milk pricing and the Federal Milk Marketing Order system, which has shown strains during the COVID-19 pandemic due in large part to flaws in the current Class I mover and its ripple effects through …