USDA Proposes FMMO Updates

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The USDA has released its proposed updates to the 11 Federal Milk Marketing Orders. These come on the heels of a lengthy hearing which highlighted the needs of American dairymen. American Farm Bureau’s Chad Smith has more on the mixed results for farmers and ranchers. Sponsored ContentNuseed Carinata Covers New GroundJuly 15, 2024CIR Agriculture Harvester ProductsJuly 1, 2024TriEst Ag Group: …

Dairy Industry Receives Grants for Disease Preparedness

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The dairy industry has received disease preparedness resources through the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program grants awarded to The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF). Listen below to learn more. Sponsored ContentNuseed Carinata Covers New GroundJuly 15, 2024CIR Agriculture Harvester ProductsJuly 1, 2024TriEst Ag Group: Partners in ProfitabilityApril 1, 2024

Beef on Dairy: Selecting Traits to Optimize Value

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The beef on dairy cross is proving to be a valuable avenue for dairymen to generate revenue with calves not intended to be replacements in the milking herd. Blake Foraker, Washington State University assistant professor of meat science shares more. Sponsored ContentNuseed Carinata Covers New GroundJuly 15, 2024CIR Agriculture Harvester ProductsJuly 1, 2024TriEst Ag Group: Partners in ProfitabilityApril 1, 2024

Milk Prices Forecast for 2024

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A look at the 2024 milk market. USDA economist, Michael McConnell, provides projections for this year’s milk product and class prices, as well as the all-milk price. Sponsored ContentNuseed Carinata Covers New GroundJuly 15, 2024CIR Agriculture Harvester ProductsJuly 1, 2024TriEst Ag Group: Partners in ProfitabilityApril 1, 2024

December Milk Production Drops Slightly 

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The 24 states that produce the most milk totaled 18.1 billion pounds in December, down 0.1 percent from December 2022. November’s revised production, at 17.3 billion pounds, was 0.6 percent below November 2022. The November revision represented a decrease of 14 million pounds or less than 0.1 percent from November’s preliminary production estimate.  The USDA says production per cow in …

Concluding IDF World Dairy Summit 2023, Global Dairy Leaders Celebrate Sector’s Future

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CHICAGO – Concluding the first International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit (IDF WDS) held in the United States in 30 years, more than 1,240 dairy leaders from 55 countries celebrated IDF’s 120th anniversary and highlighted dairy’s innovations, market opportunities and contributions to global sustainability, food security and more. IDF President Piercristiano Brazzale and Director General Caroline Emond, along with U.S.-IDF …

Farm Bill: Where are We Now?

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by Will Jordan Missing their September 30 deadline for passage of a Farm Bill, Congress still has work to do. A stop-gap funding bill extended government funding for another 45 days, yet turmoil in the House of Representatives leaves concern among agricultural groups. 81.1% of $1.5 Trillion in funding for the Farm Bill goes towards funding SNAP programs leaving a …

There’s a Milk for Everyone

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by Wil Jordan Though facing serious competition from products labeled as milk, dairy continues to be a vital part of the global diet, no matter your preference of product. Dairy producers work hard to produce a wholesome product and because of its unique fat behavior, you can feel good about consuming dairy, according to Dr. Chris Cifelli, Senior Vice President …

Global Diet Study Reinforces National Dairy Council Research

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By Will Jordan A new study recently published in the European Heart Journal concluded that whole-fat dairy serves as a heart-healthy source of nutrition and is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality in all world regions. To learn more about the heart healthfulness of dairy, we visited with Dr. Chris Cifelli, Senior Vice President of Nutrition …

Farmers Seek Comprehensive Reform to Federal Milk Pricing

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Dairy farmers, on average, lose $6.72 per hundredweight of milk produced, according to USDA data. The loss for dairy farms with less than 50 cows was even greater at $21.58 per hundredweight. Two dairy processor associations requested a federal milk marketing order hearing to increase make allowances. While AFBF is not opposed to updating make allowances, the proposals to USDA …