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 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 October 5, 2012 at 12:23 PM
Since 2008, California has lost nearly 300 dairies.
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.
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 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,...
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.
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...
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.
posted on July 22, 2011 at 6:32 PM
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.
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.
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...
posted on January 21, 2011 at 12:01 PM
MADISON, Wis (AP) -- The nation's dairy farmers can expect 2011 to be a second straight year of modest growth, according to a report released Wednesday that offers a small dose of optimism to an industry still recovering from a devastating 2009.
posted on September 23, 2010 at 2:09 PM
ST. LOUIS — Dairy consumers who sued several national chains and the largest U.S. provider of store-brand organic milk claiming they falsely labeled the milk can continue with their lawsuit under a federal appeals court ruling issued Wednesday.