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In June, I attended the Wisconsin State FFA Convention to watch our oldest son receive a gold award in Dairy Proficiency. I am always impressed with how the FFA continues to help shape and inspire tomorrow’s leaders.

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You’re busy: milking cows, managing employees, making hay. In our regular conversations with our team of editorial advisers, we learned they not only wanted a recap of dairy news, but they were seeking brief insights into how that news might impact their dairy business going forward.

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Editor’s note: With lots of news affecting dairy farmers this week, Progressive Dairyman provides a second installment of Weekly Digest.

  • 2018 MPP-Dairy premium balance deadline extended
  • Livestock haulers could receive another ELD extension
  • Senate rejects effort to block FDA food label standard enforcement
  • July Class III, IV prices fall
  • California 4a, 4b prices decline

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Adverse milk income margins continue to apply downward pressure on prices paid for dairy replacement cows.

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