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The Margin Protection vs. LGM-Dairy Decision

While awaiting details of USDA’s Margin Protection Program, consider these examples and comparisons with the LGM-Dairy program. MORE>

Schmahl: Good Times for the U.S. Dairy Industry

It’s all there: increased milk production, higher prices and strong demand. MORE>

Feed and Cull Cow Prices Spell Opportunity Now

While negative scenarios color the early 2015 milk market, there are other places to look for revenue excitement. MORE>

Are You a Speculator?

If you’re in business and haven’t utilized hedges to protect profit levels, you’re speculating. MORE>

Latest Dairy Markets News

  • AgWeb Radio: Weekly Dairy Market Wrap 8-29-14
    Robin Schmahl, Hedge and Marketing Specialist with AgDairy says the cheese market is moving higher. Butter dropped a little. Dairy profitability is increasing. The "Dairy Risk Management Program" sign-up starts September 2. Prices may feel pressure next week.
  • Dairy Week in Review: Prices Continue to Rally
    Stewart-Peterson's Bob Devenport reports on butter’s new record high and other gains in the week’s dairy market.
  • Weekly Dairy Market Wrap 8-22-14
    Robin Schmahl, Hedge and Marketing Specialist with AgDairy said the milk business was 'on fire' this week. Supply production went up 4%. Overall dairy cow numbers increased 37,000 from a year ago.
  • AgWeb Radio: Weekly Dairy Market Wrap 8-15-14
    Robin Schmahl, Hedge and Marketing Specialist with AgDairy, says good gains in Class III futures. Cheese blocks and barrels were higher. Butter set a new record high. Milk production is expected to increase both this year and next. Milk prices are increasing and demand is good.
  • Dairy on AgriTalk: Russia’s Dairy Ban
    Dairy Today’s Jim Dickrell discusses how Russia’s ban on U.S. and EU dairy products could impact world markets.
  • AgWeb Radio: Weekly Dairy Market Wrap 8-8-14
    Robin Schmahl, Hedge and Marketing Specialist with AgDairy says we saw a decline in futures this week. Grade A dropped 11cents this week. Russia put a ban on milk products which could affect the US competition with other countries. World dairy auction decreased 8%.

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Dairy Markets Chart of the Week

This week's Chart of the Week is courtesy of USDA, Dairy Market News.

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AgDairy Market Update

Robin Schmahl is a commodity broker and owner of AgDairy LLC, a full-service commodity brokerage firm located in Elkhart Lake, Wis. He provides dairy market insight.

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Weekly Dairy Market Wrap with Robin Schmahl

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