posted on August 29, 2014 at 11:37 AM
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Dairy farmers squeezed in recent years by low milk prices and high feed costs can begin signing up next week for a new program replacing old subsidies that didn't factor in the price of corn.
Signups for the new program will run...
posted on July 5, 2013 at 3:46 PM
Less than 90 days remain until the extension of the 2008 farm bill expires. If nothing is done, grain farmers will see their safety-net evaporate but dairy producers would see an increase in payments. That increase could cause the price of milk...
posted on December 21, 2012 at 4:10 PM
As the White House and Congress struggle to avert the "fiscal cliff," dairy producers are concerned that the compromise – or lack thereof -- could have a dramatic impact on milk prices.
posted on December 15, 2012 at 3:50 PM
Wind energy proponents explain why government support can NOT be a fiscal cliff casualty. Dairy producers contend with decreased milk consumption and increased competition. We examine dramatic growth in the market for gluten-free foods. Those...
posted on December 13, 2012 at 4:53 PM
Fewer consumers are hitting the dairy aisle at the grocery store these days and that’s translating to less demand for milk.
While demand for yogurt, cheese and other dairy products is on the rise, U.S. per capita milk consumption has fallen...
posted on July 6, 2012 at 1:20 PM
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Consumers will pay a little more for coffee and chocolate to ensure the farmers who produce those foods get a fair wage, so why not ask them to pay more for milk?
That is the notion behind a program designed to raise...
posted on January 13, 2012 at 4:56 PM
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Flooding from Tropical Storm Irene sweptaway some bales of hay Doug Turner grew to feed his dairy cows andripped open others, contaminating them with muddy water. When thewater receded, he had to mow down a third of his corn,...