Latest Dairy News

  • Consider a Credit Line for Hedging

    07/01/2016 03:10 PM

    With today’s volatile milk and feed markets, having a line of credit specifically devoted to managing your hedging account is a prudent and useful business tool more dairy farmers should consider.

  • Be Safe: Animal Control Tips for Livestock Producers
    07/01/2016 05:38 AM

    Livestock producers need to take precautions and be prepared to implement safety procedures when having visitors or tours on their farm or when exhibiting animals, to prevent risk of injury to both humans and animals.

  • Fly Control Considerations for Cattle on Pasture
    06/30/2016 05:41 PM

    Horn flies, face flies, and stable flies are not just irritants to livestock, but are also economically important to producers due to negative impacts on milk production and calf weaning weights. In addition, they can affect grazing distribution and transmit eye diseases such as pinkeye and infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR). 

  • 56.1 Million Hay Acres Offers Livestock Producers Hope for Lower Feed Costs
    06/30/2016 02:30 PM

    Feed prices could be looking better next year for livestock producers.

  • USDA: Soybean Stocks Up 39%, Corn Up 6%, Wheat Up 30%
    06/30/2016 11:08 AM

    Corn stocks in all positions on June 1, 2016 totaled 4.72 billion bushels, up 6 percent from June 1, 2015. Soybeans stored in all positions on June 1, 2016 totaled 870 million bushels, up 39 percent from June 1, 2015. Old crop all wheat stored in all positions on June 1, 2016 totaled 981 million bushels, up 30 percent from a year ago.


  • USDA: Corn Acreage Up 7% to 94.1 Million, Soybean Acres Up 1% to 83.7 Million
    06/30/2016 11:08 AM

    Corn planted area for all purposes in 2016 is estimated at 94.1 million acres, up 7 percent from last year. This represents the third highest planted acreage in the United States since 1944.

  • Pre-Report Analysis of June 30 USDA Reports
    06/30/2016 09:00 AM will have full coverage of USDA's June 30 reports, following the 11 a.m. Central Time releases.


  • Fluid Milk: The Glass Half Full
    06/29/2016 07:48 PM

    Like a broken record that’s been spinning since 2010, fluid milk sales continue to decline.

  • Fluid Milk: The Glass Half Full
    06/29/2016 05:49 PM

    Like a broken record that’s been spinning since 2010, fluid milk sales continue to decline. 

  • Interactive
    2016 Acreage Preview: Alfalfa Acres Expected to Slip This Year
    06/29/2016 11:00 AM

    As USDA's Acreage Report comes out on Thursday, many livestock producers are looking to the hay report in hopes of keeping their feed costs low this year. 

  • Ohio Prisons get $1.3M from Selling about 1,400 Dairy Cattle
    06/29/2016 10:21 AM

    Records show Ohio's prisons agency made nearly $1.3 million after selling about 1,400 dairy cattle as part of a larger effort to raise money for new rehabilitation and job-training programs for inmates.

  • Oregon Grass Seed Harvest Ramps up with Good Weather
    06/29/2016 08:51 AM

    After having to throttle down for more than a week due to periods of pounding rainfall and spotty hail, mid-Willamette Valley farmers put combines back to work in area grass seed fields over the weekend.

  • "Acres and Avenues" Brings Flula to the Farm
    06/28/2016 06:21 PM

    A German comedian sings techno to cows and dances in a dairy. Sounds like the start of a bad joke, but it is actually a funny video featuring a YouTube star named Flula.

  • 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?

  • Video
    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.

  • Video
    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.