It will come as no surprise to anyone reading this that inflation’s eating away at pocketbooks. The most recent Consumer Price Index is reporting the fastest retail price increases in costs in 40 years, with a hot economy and...
For Les Producteurs de lait du Québec, it was clear in the first few months of 2021 that skyrocketing production costs on farms was a problem that required the CDC’s urgent attention. That is why in May 2021, we...
One factor that’s front and center across our economy right now is rising prices. On dairy farms we are seeing the effects, with sharp increases in feed, fertilizer, seed, fuel and labor expenses. Fortunately, milk prices have also increased...
Lower nonfeed costs coupled with lower milk prices still resulted in continued negative economic returns for Illinois dairy producers in 2020, according to figures summarized by the Illinois Farm Business Farm Management Association. The average net price received per 100...
A speaker at the recent joint annual meeting was talking about proactive communications efforts when he turned to the farmers in the audience and addressed us as “communicators.” I’m sure some of my farming colleagues squirmed a bit in their...
Ask five dairy producers when they think it is the best time to market cull cows and you will most likely get five different responses. Some may say it is in the fall so they don't use any unnecessary...
Written collaboratively by Maristela Rovai, Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Dairy Specialist, and Luciana da Costa, Assistant Professor and Ohio State University Extension Veterinarian - Dairy. Fall is upon us now, but sooner than we expect, winter will be approaching at...
Source: The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Milk Production Milk production in the 24 major states during September totaled 17.3 billion pounds, up 0.4% from September 2020. Production per cow for September averaged 1,937 pounds. The number of milk cows...
When it comes to the state of the economy, recent news headlines have gotten more and more dire. America is running out of everything. CEOs say that people will just have to get used to higher food prices. The...
It’s understandable if you don’t know Twitch from Twitter. The social media world can sometimes seem like a distant galaxy for those of us who aren’t aged 10 to 23. That would be Gen Z and social media is their...
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