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California Dairy Future Task Force update planned

California's Dairy Future Task Force working groups will provide progress reports to the full task force on Wednesday, Jan. 22, according to the latest weekly newsletter from California's Milk Producers Council. FULL STORY »

Dairy CPI: Slight rise in December

Consumers saw retail dairy product prices climb slightly in December, according to unadjusted monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) data. FULL STORY »

FAO: International dairy, meat values higher in 2013

The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Food Price Index held steady in December 2013, with a sharp increase in dairy prices and firming meat values largely balancing out a steep decline in sugar quotations and lower cereal and oil prices. FULL STORY »

Farm Bill, dairy title face tight January schedule

While a break in the impasse in the 2014 Farm Bill’s dairy title has emerged, a lot of details still haven't. And, the schedule remains clouded by the Congressional calendar. FULL STORY »

Stephenson shares Wisconsin dairy outlook

While most signs point to a positive year for Wisconsin dairy producers, if improved economic conditions stimulate too much milk production, 2014 prices could be pressured lower, according to Mark Stephenson, director of the UW Center for Dairy Profitability at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. FULL STORY »

NMPF preparing for dairy title compromise

The head of the National Milk Producers Federation appears resigned to the fact a compromise is the only way to get dairy policy reform in a new federal Farm Bill. FULL STORY »

USDA outlook: Cow numbers, milk production expected to climb

Expectations of continued moderate feed prices and higher milk prices reinforce the expectation of a U.S. dairy herd expansion this year, according to USDA’s monthly Livestock, Dairy & Poultry Outlook report, issued Jan. 16. FULL STORY »

Dairy policy impasse broken?

Signs are there may be a compromise on dairy policy included in the federal Farm Bill, although specific details remain sketchy as talks continued into Wednesday evening. FULL STORY »

Groups make case for dairy in 2015 Dietary Guidelines

U.S. dairy producer and processor groups this week urged a scientific advisory panel working on the next round of federal dietary guidelines to keep the recommendation of three daily servings of dairy products for most Americans, since dairy products are the No. 1 source of nine key nutrients. FULL STORY »

Dairy groups welcome TPA introduction

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) welcomed the introduction of the Trade Priorities Act (TPA) of 2014. FULL STORY »

Storms reduced ethanol output, too

Last week’s widespread winter storm may not only have impacted your milk pickups, but it was likely a major factor in the notable drop in ethanol production, according to Geoff Cooper, with the Renewable Fuels Association. FULL STORY »

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