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If you talk to most producers, they would love to repeat 2008 again this year. Even though inputs were high, income was also higher. Unfortunately, 2009 is going to be almost a polar opposite in many aspects. That’s the bad news. The good news is hay growers still retain the ability to harvest quality hay, price it according to their needs and market it freely to hay consumers. Hay producers are not tied directly to commodity markets that rise and fall on futures and speculation. Being in control has risks, but in a down market, control is one thing that remains a favorable condition.

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Since October 2008, the USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) has purchased approximately 110 million pounds of non-fat dried milk (NFDM).

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The record milk prices of 2007 were nearly $7 per hundredweight higher than 2006 and were a welcome relief for every dairy producer.

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3 Open minutes ... with Rolinda Stotts
Bellarosa art specialist

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The Proud to Dairy network continues to grow across the country. We have had interest shown from June Dairy Month organizers in Vermont to a race car team wishing to display the Proud to Dairy logo on their race car in the upcoming race season!

Where else could you see Proud to Dairy this next year? Send your ideas to

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