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Milk Price Increase Looms

posted on July 5, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Milk Price Increase Looms
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... Full Story

Significantly Higher Milk Prices Possible

posted on December 21, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Significantly Higher Milk Prices Possible
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. Full Story

Market to Market (December 14, 2012)

posted on December 15, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Market to Market (December 14, 2012)
Full Program: 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... Full Story

Dairy Industry Copes with Challenges

posted on December 13, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Dairy Industry Copes with Challenges
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... Full Story

Consumers Asked to Pay More for Milk to Save Farms

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... Full Story

Vermont Dairies Scramble to Find feed after Irene

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,... Full Story

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