DairyHerdNetwork Top Stories: Dairy Products Prices, Immigration Reform, Farm Profitability

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Monthly Dairy Products Highlights: Total Cheese & Dry Whey Above Year-Ago Levels
Total cheese output (excluding cottage cheese) was 890 million pounds, 6.0 percent above November 2009 but 0.3 percent below October 2010.


Dairies Left In Limbo On Immigration Reform
Immigration reform appears stalled in Congress.

And, according to an article in The New York Times on Friday, it’s unlikely anything will get passed with an incoming Republican majority.


New Vermont Dairy Factory On Target For Spring Opening
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Construction of what will become a new Vermont yogurt factory is on schedule for a spring opening.


What Is The Secret To Farm Profitability?
Most farmers will say that marketing is the hardest task on the farm, because it is hard to pick a price and remain emotionally comfortable with it, knowing there may be a better price in days ahead. With the recent volatility in fuel and fertilizer prices, settling upon a price with a dealer and booking your needed inputs is also a gut-wrenching experience. Does that mean that picking a price, either for buying inputs or selling an output is the only route to profitability? Maybe not.


Midwest Survey Suggests Continued Economic Growth
The regional economy will continue to grow at a healthy pace in the first half of the new year, according to a survey of supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states that was released Monday.


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