Current Progressive Dairy digital edition
Advertisement
breadcrumbs

Industry News

Read coverage of current events and news affecting dairy producers and the industry.

LATEST

Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) September uniform milk prices were announced the week of Oct. 12. With a weaker Class III price, the incentive for depooling was a little lighter and that reduced the impact of negative producer price differentials (PPDs), but in most cases also meant lower uniform prices. October, however, is setting up to be the ghost of this past summer.

Read more ...

Good news is hard to come by in 2020, which is why the agriculture community shouldn’t overlook the latest Gallup poll. Last month, farming and agriculture earned the highest rating for Americans' views of U.S. business and industry sectors, with the grocery and restaurant industries trailing not far behind. Farming and agriculture was already one of the top-rated industries, but its rise to the number one spot is likely the result of the pandemic’s spotlight on the food sector’s importance. Now, the challenge for the agriculture community is to keep a positive rating with American consumers.

Read more ...

Dairy producers and genetic enthusiasts are invited to participate in the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB) industry meeting on Nov. 2, which will focus on feed efficiency, genetic selection and impacts on sustainability. Meeting participants will have an early opportunity to understand the collaborative data collection, genetic methodology and expected results for the new trait, Feed Saved, being launched by CDCB with Dec. 1 genetic evaluations.

Read more ...

The USDA’s October World Ag Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) and Crop Production reports were released Oct. 9. Slightly higher milk production was forecast for both 2020 and 2021, with the outlooks for milk prices also improved somewhat. Those milk price gains, however, will likely be offset by higher projected feed costs.

Read more ...

The USDA will begin accepting applications for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, for 2021 enrollment. Sign-up will run through Dec. 11, 2020. Earlier this summer, the starting date for 2021 DMC enrollment was announced as Oct. 12. However, Monday, Oct. 12 is a federal holiday.

Read more ...