LATEST NEWS FROM USDA

17:20PM Dec 18, 2008

November Milk Up 1.4%

Jim Dickrell
Dairy Editor
USDA reported this afternoon that milk production rose 1.4% in November over last year in the 23 major dairy states.
17:24PM Dec 17, 2008

Vilsack Picked to Head Up USDA

MILK Editors
AgWeb Contributor
Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack has been tapped as the nominee by President-elect Barack Obama as the next USDA Secretary.
12:00PM Dec 11, 2008

Free Online Johne's Course

Jim Dickrell
Dairy Editor
To help dairy producers better understand Johne's disease and become acquainted with preventive measures, two online courses -- one in English, and the other in Spanish -- have been developed
12:39PM Dec 09, 2008

USDA Agrees to Hold Off on Milk Powder Auction

Jim Dickrell
Dairy Editor
USDA agreed today not to offer any non-fat dry milk powder through an auction conducted by The Seam, a private marketing entity, after the National Milk Producers Federation sought a
18:25PM Nov 21, 2008

Dairy Cow Culling Slows

Jim Dickrell
Dairy Editor
October dairy cow slaughter slowed up a bit compared to year earlier levels, USDA reported this morning.
18:38PM Nov 17, 2008

October’s U.S. Milk Output Increases 1.5%

MILK Editors
AgWeb Contributor
U.S. milk production in the 23 major dairy states during October grew 1.5% from year-earlier levels to total 14.4 billion pounds, USDA said today.
18:06PM Nov 13, 2008

Eight New National Dairy Board Members Named

Jim Dickrell
Dairy Editor
Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer today announced the appointment of eight new members and reappointment of five incumbents to the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board.