Farm Bureau

Farm Bureau Testifies at FMMO Hearing

Dan American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), Dairy, Marketing

Farm Bureau Chief Economist Roger Cryan testified on behalf of the group’s membership at the Federal Milk Marketing Order Pricing Formula hearing. His testimony underscored the need for updating Class 1 and Class 2 price differentials to bring fairness for farmers back into the Federal Milk Marketing Orders. Class 1 differentials are meant to incentivize the movement of milk to …


Dairy’s Long-Term Outlook is Bright

Dan Dairy, Marketing, National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF)

The future of America’s dairy farming is bright as global growth and American production capacity and innovation combine to create a “powerhouse.” Gregg Doud, the incoming president and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) said, “In terms of the protein world, dairy is a huge part of the future. As a former Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the U.S. …


Leaders Say Battle Over Canadian Dairy Trade Policy Will Continue

Dan Agri-Business, Dairy, Marketing, Trade, U.S-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

The U.S. lost its latest challenge against Canadian dairy trade practices, but there may be more of a fight ahead. U.S. dairy organizations along with elected officials and ag leaders are expressing disappointment over Friday’s decision by the USMCA dispute panel in the challenge against Canada’s dairy trade quotas. The U.S. charged that the quotas don’t line up with the …


USMCA Dispute Panel Limits Canadian Market Access

Dan Agri-Business, Dairy, Marketing, National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), Trade, U.S-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)

Last Friday, a ruling was made by a U.S-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) dispute panel allowing Canada to restrict the dairy access that the U.S. negotiated for in the USMCA pact. And according to the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC), the ruling weakens the agreement’s value to the US dairy industry. An earlier panel ruled in January 2022 that Canada had improperly restricted …


CattleCon24 Registration Still Underway

Dan Beef, Cattle, Marketing

Registration and housing continues for the 2024 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show being held January 31-February 2, 2024 in Orlando, Florida. CattleCon24 is where cattle producers from across the country will gather for business meetings, educational sessions, engaging speakers, and family fun. Attendees can take part in a variety of educational opportunities including the CattleFax Outlook Seminar, weather and industry …