Latest Dairy News

  • Does La Nina Allow us to See as Far as 2019?

    06/28/2016 11:18 AM

    Most weather forecast models have reliable accuracy only one week into the future - but what if La Niña gives us insight as far ahead as 2019?

  • New York Dairies Speak Out Against Labor Lawsuit 06/28/2016 06:00 AM

    The New York Farm Bureau is stepping into a legal fight over whether farmworkers can be allowed to unionize.

  • Sons Continue Family Tradition in Dairy Industry 06/27/2016 06:24 PM

    An Illinois dairy farmer is handing the reigns over to his sons after 43 years of service to the industry.

  • Farmers and Ranchers Mixed on Immigration 06/27/2016 04:30 PM

    The Supreme Court’s split decision on immigration last week is only ratcheting up commentary this election cycle. It is also creating unease for those operations that rely on immigrant labor.

  • Umpqua Dairy Celebrates 85 Years as Family-owned Company 06/27/2016 12:54 PM

    It's the time of year to celebrate ice cream, milk and cottage cheese with June as National Dairy Month and July as Ice Cream Month. Umpqua Dairy in Oregon plans to take its concession cart to special events throughout the season.

  • Fat is Back! Shoppers Opt for Whole Milk, Greek Yogurt 06/26/2016 12:25 PM

    Once snubbed, whole-fat milk, yogurt and other dairy products are finding their way back into our refrigerators, thanks to a growing interest in "whole foods" diets and new evidence that full-fat dairy products can be good for us, experts say.

  • Dairy Influence on Beef Markets 06/24/2016 09:54 AM

    The impact of dairy on beef markets varies over time depending on long term trends and short term market conditions in both beef and dairy markets.  

  • Senate GMO Labeling Deal Would Ban State Requirements 06/23/2016 09:50 PM

    Republicans and Democrats on the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee have struck a deal that would create the first nationwide standard for foods containing genetically modified organisms.

  • Organic Slow to Catch on in South Dakota, but Last Year saw Jump 06/23/2016 07:18 PM

    There are 31,000 farms or ranches in South Dakota, according to the South Dakota Department of Agriculture website. And, according to the USDA, there are 103 certified organic operations.

  • Dairy Farmers Say Safety Net on Milk Prices Is Not Helping 06/22/2016 09:38 PM

    Northeast dairy farmers who have been strapped for months by low milk prices say a voluntary insurance program that was supposed to be a safety net isn't helping.

  • Have Milk Prices Bottomed? 06/22/2016 04:42 PM

    With Class III and IV futures prices showing signs of strength over the past week to 10 days, they may be a sign that the worst is over for milk prices and dairy budgets.

  • Antibiotic Rules: We Want Your Thoughts 06/22/2016 03:54 PM

    2017 will be here before we know it, and that’s when you and your clients will face the full effects of the FDA’s new rules regarding antibiotic stewardship in food-animal production.

  • World's Largest Robotic Dairy Coming to Chile 06/22/2016 10:12 AM

    Chile will become the future home of the world’s largest robotic dairy by the start of 2017.

  • What's the Nutrient Value of Wheat Straw? 06/17/2016 06:00 AM

    Don’t sell yourself short when determining the nutrient value of wheat straw.

  • Ohio Prisons Agency to Pay $2.6M to Provide Milk for Inmates 06/16/2016 11:32 AM

    After selling off its herd of dairy cows, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction will now pay $2.6 million to provide milk for the state's roughly 50,000 inmates.

  • Farmers Lean to EU Remain Vote as Billions in Subsidies at Stake 06/16/2016 05:52 AM

    British farmers are leaning toward voting to remain in the European Union just a week before a referendum that threatens to affect billions in farm subsidy payments and trade.

  • BSE: No News Is Good News 06/14/2016 11:05 AM

    We haven’t heard much lately about BSE, CJD or other prion diseases categorized as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) and that generally is a good thing.

  • Loyal Cheesehead Wheying In on Aaron Rogers 6-14 audio 06/14/2016 06:00 AM
    In today's podcast we will again talk with the Fabulous Farm Babe, a Wisconsin Farm Broadcaster and life long Packer fan! Does Aaron Rogers really know how loyal Cheeseheads are to cheese and dairy? You won't want to miss this one!
  • Be Careful Baling Pastures 06/13/2016 12:34 PM

    While everyone should have some hay on hand for emergency feeding, baling pastures may not be the best option.