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Per-Cow Milk Production Soars into Record Territory

posted on October 31, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Per-Cow Milk Production Soars into Record Territory
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. Full Story

April WASDE Report

posted on April 11, 2014 at 5:56 PM

April WASDE Report
Aprils release of USDA's WASDE report. Full Story

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

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

California Dairies Going Broke Due to Feed, Milk Prices

posted on October 5, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Since 2008, California has lost nearly 300 dairies. Full Story

Dairies Pamper Cows With Massages, Waterbeds

posted on October 5, 2012 at 11:44 AM

There's no sound scientific data to back up the claims, but dairy farmers say they believe they're seeing improved productivity. 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

Small Dairies Go Under As Milk Prices Sink

posted on May 25, 2012 at 1:45 PM

PLAINFIELD, Vt. (AP) — The MacLaren brothers are third-generation dairy farmers, but they will likely be the last in their family. After working all their lives on the hillside farm in Vermont that their grandfather bought in 1939,... Full Story

Raw milk remains popular, despite illnesses

posted on February 3, 2012 at 5:15 PM

The popularity of unpasteurized raw milk remains strong despite warnings from public health officials about its dangers and outbreaks of bacterial infections. Full Story

Wisconsin Study Finds Big Dairies Produce Cleaner Milk

posted on September 9, 2011 at 2:43 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- With buying from small, local, family-run farms becoming more popular, the results of a new study from Wisconsin could be surprising: It found that milk from big dairies is cleaner than that from small ones. Lead researcher Steve... Full Story

Ice cream makers try to eat high ingredient costs

posted on August 12, 2011 at 5:11 PM

The cost of the milk, butter fat and sugar that are key to Jim Capannari's ice cream have spiked this year, but he hasn't passed much of the cost along to customers. Full Story

Lawmaker Proposes Plan for Federal Dairy Policy

posted on July 22, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Lawmaker Proposes Plan for Federal Dairy Policy
Lawmakers are beginning to discuss changes to the safety net for the nation's dairy farmers in an effort to make the milk industry more profitable and less reliant on federal subsidies. Full Story

Dairy ad campaign modified after complaints

posted on July 22, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Responding to a wave of criticism, a California milk board on Thursday modified an advertising campaign that targeted men by promoting milk as a way to lessen the effects of premenstrual syndrome. Full Story

Higher Milk Prices Don't Help Dairy Farmers Much

posted on March 18, 2011 at 2:03 PM

RIVERDALE, Calif (AP) -- While milk prices continue to rise and exports to Asian markets have expanded, many dairy farmers are still struggling with the aftermath of several disastrous years and hoping the federal government will do something to... Full Story
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