posted on December 18, 2015 at 5:44 PM
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.
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...
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.
posted on October 31, 2014 at 5:46 PM
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.
posted on April 11, 2014 at 5:56 PM
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.