Dave Natzke

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 »

CME NFDM rule changes shouldn't impact dairy producers

Dairy producers shouldn't feel an impact due to upcoming changes in Chicago Mercantile Exchange rules regarding nonfat dry milk spot call prices, according to Eric Meyer with the HighGround Trading Group. FULL STORY »

Price impacts: RCAUs, forage supplies

On Jan. 14, USDA released it's monthly Feed Outlook report, providing some insights on the demand and cost sides of the hay and forage equation. FULL STORY »

USDA milk price forecast

USDA’s World Ag Supply & Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, released last week, adjusted preliminary 2013 dairy product and milk prices to reflect December data, and revised 2014 price forecasts. FULL STORY »

Wisconsin dairy industry continues upward trend

The future of Wisconsin’s dairy business is promising, according to Ed Jesse, Professor Emeritus, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. FULL STORY »

2014 dairy forage situation off to better start in most areas

When it comes to forages, U.S. dairy producers are generally in better shape entering 2014 than they were a year ago, based on January USDA monthly and annual Crop Production reports, released Jan. 10. Going forward, a lot will depend on Mother Nature, and how much moisture she provides. FULL STORY »

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