posted on December 18, 2015 at 5:44 PM
Tim Taft’s Vermont family farm has weathered booms and busts for decades. And true to form, the fourth generation dairyman is riding out a downturn in milk prices - which have plummeted 40% from 2014’s record levels.
posted on October 9, 2015 at 4:56 PM
After 5 years of discussion, the Obama administration hammered out an ambitious trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim nations early this week.
posted on August 7, 2015 at 3:53 PM
A national dairy marketing cooperative has agreed to pay a total of $50 million to thousands of Northeast dairy farmers in an amended settlement of a long-running lawsuit accusing the group of trying to drive down milk prices, but some farmers are...
posted on May 1, 2015 at 6:34 PM
Our country’s earliest sugar makers were firmly rooted in their craft well before Europeans arrived. But it was the union of native tradition and colonial technology which laid the groundwork for North America’s enduring maple syrup production...
posted on April 10, 2015 at 2:39 PM
A judge has rejected a proposed settlement between Northeastern U.S. farmers and the Dairy Farmers of America over an alleged effort to drive down prices paid to farmers.
posted on February 27, 2015 at 6:17 PM
While the impact of persistent drought was mentioned as a potential challenge, the outlook was generally positive late last week at USDA’s ninety-first annual Agricultural Outlook Forum.
posted on February 27, 2015 at 2:56 PM
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Sellers of raw milk want Oregon legislators to let them legally advertise their product.
posted on October 31, 2014 at 5:46 PM
California likes to claim it has happy cows, but Colorado’s ladies set the per-animal pace in milk production recently, handily breaking the 2,000 pound mark.
posted on August 22, 2014 at 4:22 PM
posted on March 28, 2014 at 4:11 PM
Dairy cows have never been as valuable as they are today. Producers are doing their part to take advantage of favorable market.
posted on December 27, 2013 at 2:09 PM
U.S. Department of Agriculture says 36 percent of U.S. dairy farmers lacked health insurance in 2011.
posted on December 13, 2013 at 12:39 PM
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier cut ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm Tuesday after an animal rights group released undercover video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing and whipping sick and injured cows.
posted on November 22, 2013 at 3:13 PM
Autumn in the Midwest offers a colorful backdrop for farmers taking to the field to reap what they’ve sown. And while fall harvest is a common sight across the land, what one group outside the town of Antigo is pulling out of the ground is...
posted on October 11, 2013 at 3:57 PM
Farmers and livestock producers use the Agriculture Department reports to make decisions on everything from which crops to plant to how and when to market their goods.
posted on July 5, 2013 at 7:05 PM
Washington’s failure to enact a Farm Bill, leaves dairy producers in limbo. A barometer of the Midwest economy declines for the third consecutive month. A record-breaking heat fuels lethal wildfires as the drought intensifies in the southwest....