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NMPF pleased with Dairy Margin Protection Program provisions

National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) president and CEO Jim Mulhern urged farmers to begin familiarizing themselves with what will be a “valuable tool” to help manage financial risks. FULL STORY »

Dairy Margin Protection Program enrollment begins Sept. 2

U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that dairy farmers can enroll in the new Dairy Margin Protection Program (DMPP) starting Sept. 2. FULL STORY »

Calf Research Updates

Scientists from around the globe presented the results of their most recent research at the joint annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association and the American Society of Animal Science last month in Kansas City, Missouri. This article highlights some of the latest findings related to feeding and managing dairy calves. FULL STORY »

Using Activity Monitors to Predict Ovulation & Get Cows Pregnant

Synchronization protocols have become a great tool for many breeding programs, but most would probably abandon them in a heartbeat if there was another effective way to consistently predict ovulation and pinpoint the perfect time to breed cows. Activity monitors may provide a solution. FULL STORY »

Dairying in a warzone Image Gallery

Fighting continued on and off over the past 14 years in the Gaza region, and Israeli dairies often find themselves in the middle of the conflict. Kibbutzes - collective farms - have lined the Gaza border since 1948. FULL STORY »

Dairy markets: Class III loses steam (for now)

While blocks did move another penny higher, it seems that some of the bullish momentum has been lost, at least for now. FULL STORY »

Rising Black Sea tensions are supporting the crop markets

Rising Black Sea tensions are supporting the crop markets. Sources have proven that Russian forces are in eastern Ukraine. FULL STORY »

DHM Numbers: Pennsylvania, Missouri dairy cattle sales

Compared to last week, dairy cows and bred heifers sold mostly steady. FULL STORY »

FairRent, now online, helps you find land rent values

Land rent negotiations are going to be very challenging this year. At current commodity prices it is going to be important for producers to know their costs and look at options to limit downside risk, explains Dale Nordquist of the University of Minnesota. FULL STORY »

Wednesday's CME Dairy Market Recap

After rallying through resistance levels, Class III futures received a bit of a correction Wednesday. The Sept – Dec contracts settled 8 to 14 cents lower, and the Jan – June 2015 contract average settled at $18.18 (down 0.04). FULL STORY »

Ag markets proved rather divergent Wednesday

Corn futures firmed somewhat Wednesday afternoon. FULL STORY »

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