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Vermont Dairy Advocates Promote Regional Export Markets

posted on December 18, 2015 at 5:44 PM

Vermont Dairy Advocates Promote Regional Export Markets
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. Full Story

Marketing group agrees to pay $50M to settle milk price suit

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... Full Story

Milk prices drop after years of profits for farmers

posted on March 20, 2015 at 3:12 PM

NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) — Milk prices have fallen by more than one-third since last fall, putting a crunch on dairy farmers after several profitable years. Full Story

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
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