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Friday's CME Dairy Market Recap

The Class III market sold off Friday despite the buying interest in the spot cheese market. FULL STORY »

Study: Mastitis treatment methods need some work

Farmers and veterinarians should work together to create better protocols, concluded the study. 22 cows on 8 of the 51 studied farms were involved in extra-label treatments in conflict with U.S. regulations. FULL STORY »

2%, whole milk taken from Wash. state WIC program

If your food dollars come from the Women, Infants, and Children program (WIC) and you live in Washington State, you better get used to low fat milk, said the Washington State Department of Health on Tuesday in a press release. FULL STORY »

Bacon cheeseburgers costing just a bit more

Shoppers are paying slightly more for food at the grocery store compared to the first half of 2014. Higher retail prices for beef and pork products such as ground chuck and bacon, among other foods, resulted in a slight increase in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s latest Semi-Annual Marketbasket Survey. FULL STORY »

Dogs, hogs, cows: 'Animal pharm' catches Wall Street's attention

Cancer drugs for cats, pain relief for dogs, diarrhea drugs for hogs and hormones for dairy cattle: The "animal pharm" industry is increasingly drawing the interest of Wall Street investors. FULL STORY »

USDA expands access to credit for beginning and family farmers

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will improve farm loans by expanding eligibility and increasing lending limits to help more beginning and family farmers. FULL STORY »

Miner Institute Vet's Corner: COWVAL and cow management

The COWVAL module in Dairy Comp 305 is a tool that can help augment daily management decisions for individual cows by providing an objective calculation based on industry-level economics, herd performance, and individual cow performance data. FULL STORY »

‘Mini-survey’ gives peek into Florida farm compensation

Over $1.50 separates the lowest and highest starting milker wage on a small sample of Florida dairy farms, while the top wage for milkers on farm differs by over $6. FULL STORY »

Forecaster says El Niño expected to begin in 1-2 months

The El Niño weather phenomenon is expected to occur in the next 1-2 months and last into next spring in the Northern Hemisphere, though it will likely be weak. FULL STORY »

World food prices dip to four-year low in September: FAO

World food prices fell to their lowest since August 2010 in September as prices of all major food groups except meat dropped, led by a sharp decline in dairy prices, the UN's food agency said on Thursday. FULL STORY »

Dairy markets: Nearby Class III futures rally

Class III futures seemed to be looking for a reason to bounce, and the spot session saw blocks close higher by 0.5¢, which was all futures needed. FULL STORY »

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