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Mid-year inventory shows further declines in cattle numbers

The July 1 Cattle report from USDA, released on Friday, July 25, shows reductions in almost all classes of cattle since the last mid-year report issued in July 2012. Last year, USDA did not issue a July Cattle report due to the sequestration that temporarily reduced funding for federal government agencies. FULL STORY »

DHM Numbers: June culling hits 6-year low

U.S. dairy cows culled for slaughter in June 2014 fell to the lowest level in six years, slipping below 200,000 head for the first time since June 2008. FULL STORY »

Friday's CME Dairy Market Recap

Class III futures continued to sell off after a rejection of the highs reached earlier this week. Although cheese makers are struggling to build inventory, U.S. milk production is on the rise and will continue to put downward pressure on Class III futures. FULL STORY »

Ag futures ended the week in decidedly mixed fashion

Corn futures posted a late bounce Friday afternoon. Large fall harvest prospects have recently exerted great pressure on the corn market, but concurrent slippage in the soy complex added weight this morning. FULL STORY »

Video: Milk's journey - 48 hours in 48 seconds Play video

Check out how milk gets from farm to glass in 48 hours, but shrunk into this 48-second video from Midwest Dairy. FULL STORY »

Ag markets remained quite mixed at noon Friday

Corn futures dipped along with soy prices Friday morning. Large fall harvest prospects are exerting general pressure on the corn market, but concurrent slippage in the soy complex is also weigh on grains today. FULL STORY »

Webinars highlight rural entrepreneurship

A new online business training resource for rural entrepreneurs launches next week, with five webinars planned in 2014. FULL STORY »

Higher production costs mean fewer new, young farmers

While the sales of ag products reached a record high of $394.6 billion in 2012, nearly $200 billion more than in 2002, they were moderated by a corresponding increase in expenses. FULL STORY »

NY’s Senator Schumer proposes tax credit for digesters

Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) has proposed a 30 percent tax credit for the construction of new biodigester facilities, citing use in the yogurt, cheese, and entire dairy industry through a release on Wednesday. FULL STORY »

Dairy markets: Class III withstands spot cheese decline

Class III futures prices were double-digit higher early in the day, but pulled back – albeit not too much – on a sharp drop in the spot cheese session. FULL STORY »

Carter and Stevens Farm wins Massachusetts Farm of the Year Play video

Carter and Stevens Farm wins Massachusetts Farm of the Year, about 50 years after they first won the award - but much has changed since. FULL STORY »

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