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DHM Numbers: Cattle, CME, consumers

Class III futures: A day in the black

Chicago Mercantile Exchange Class III milk futures prices enjoyed a day in the black on Friday, settling slightly higher for all 12 months.


CME Class III Futures

Jan. 23, 2015



NMPF: A New Year, With New Challenges

We begin 2015 with USDA’s implementation of the new Margin Protection Program for dairy, and look forward to the coverage it will provide.


Cows and Crops: Waste Not — Want Not

I always wondered about my parent’s obsession with tidiness and frugality. My parents emigrated from the Netherlands and moved to the US with my brother and sister in 1955. I was born a few years later. While I definitely inherited the frugality genes, the tidiness gene must be a recessive trait that was lost!


Natural gas prices fall

Natural gas spot prices fall at most locations. After prices rose in trading last Thursday, with forecasts of warmer temperatures and a three-day holiday weekend, prices across the country fell on Friday.


Deere to cut more than 900 U.S. workers as farm economy weakens

Deere & Co (DE.N), the world's largest maker of farm equipment, will lay off more than 900 employees at plants in Iowa and Illinois in the latest round of job cuts spurred by a decline in grain prices that is hurting demand for agricultural machinery.


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