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Dairy markets: Milk report in line

Last week’s recovery in the spot market looks as though it will be short-lived. FULL STORY »

Cropp: April dairy situation and outlook

Strong cheese and dry whey prices in April will result in a new record high Class III price of about $24.25/cwt. for the month, the third straight month of record Class III prices. FULL STORY »

DHM Markets/Marketers: CME, milk and culling updates

Today's post reviews the monthly milk production report, 2013 culling, John Van Sickle's outlook and more FULL STORY »

Corn-stover ethanol could increase CO2 emissions

Removing corn residues for production of cellulosic ethanol puts carbon into the air rather than back into the soil, and likely would generate more CO2 emissions than gasoline, at least initially, according to a new study from the University of Nebraska. FULL STORY »

No surge in corn planting…yet

Corn planting nearly doubled its pace from last week; however, with just 6 percent of country’s corn in the ground, this pace is less than half of the five-year average and just slightly above the 2013 pace. FULL STORY »

March milk production up just 0.9%

Nationally, March 2014 milk production was estimated at 17.83 billion lbs., up just 0.9% from March 2013, according to USDA’s monthly report released March 21. FULL STORY »

Great American Milk Drive – A great opportunity to give back

The nation’s milk processors and dairy farmers are working with Feeding America, the leading domestic hunger-relief charity, to launch the Great American Milk Drive- the first-ever program to deliver milk to hungry families. FULL STORY »

Cattle bucked Monday's bearish ag market trend

Weather news appears to depress the crop markets. Although news that March Chinese imports of U.S. corn fell sharply from last year probably weighed on CBOT prices, the weather was reportedly a bigger factor. FULL STORY »

Commentary: When SOPs become CYAs

If I’ve learned anything from watching action dramas on evening television, it’s that I should be careful where I scratch myself, even if I’m the only person on a hotel elevator. There are cameras everywhere capturing our actions. FULL STORY »

USDA announces investment fund to create jobs in rural America

As part of the Obama Administration’s new “Made in Rural America” export and investment initiative, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the creation of a new investment fund that will help propel the growth of small businesses across rural America. FULL STORY »

Milk production research at USDA Play video

USDA's Agricultural Research Service is doing innovative research to help farmers get more production from livestock for less cost. FULL STORY »

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