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  • Monday, May 10, 2021 1:35 PM
    U.S. dairy farmers are feeling the squeeze. Average feed costs are up more than $5.00 per hundredweight compared to a year earlier, according to the April 23 Dairy and Food Market Analyst (DFMA).
  • Monday, April 26, 2021 2:23 PM
    As I reported last week, the Agriculture Department raised its estimate on 2021 milk production in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report issued April 9, based “primarily on increased cow numbers.” Projected Class III and Class IV milk prices were also raised.
  • Monday, April 12, 2021 9:57 AM
    Dairy farmers will see a little more in their milk check. The Agriculture Department announced the March Federal order Class III price at $16.15 per hundredweight (cwt.), up 40 cents from February, a dime below March 2020, but the highest Class III price since November 2020.
  • Saturday, March 27, 2021 3:17 PM
        The Agriculture Department’s preliminary data reports February milk output hit 17.63 billion pounds, down 1.5% from February 2020, however February 2020 had an extra “Leap Day,” 29 days of production instead of the 28 this year, so adjusting for that, February output was really up 2.0% from 2020. Output in the top 24 states was up 2.3%, when adjusted.

  • Monday, March 15, 2021 10:59 AM
        The Agriculture Department announced the February Federal order Class III benchmark milk price at $15.75 per hundredweight (cwt.), down 29 cents from January and $1.25 below February 2020. 
  • Monday, March 1, 2021 10:51 AM
        Winter weather has hit the USA hard, especially in Texas where over four million people were without electricity and temperatures fell to record lows in some parts of the state.
  • Monday, February 15, 2021 8:27 AM
        The Agriculture Department announced the January Federal order Class III benchmark milk price at $16.04 per hundredweight, up 32 cents from December but $1.01 below January 2020.
  • Sunday, January 31, 2021 7:49 PM
    The Agriculture Department named the approved contractors for Round 5 of the Farmers to Families Food Box program, which was announced on January 4.
  • Monday, January 18, 2021 3:04 PM
    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced January 4 that USDA will purchase an additional $1.5 billion worth of food for nationwide distribution through the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.
  • Monday, December 28, 2020 10:34 AM
        High milk prices produce high milk production and preliminary data in the USDA’s November Milk Production report proves that.
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