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Dairy markets: Cheese finding its ‘happy place’?

Class III and Cheese extended its rally yesterday, gaining nearly 30¢ in the nearby August contract. While the tone was firm going into spot, futures rallied sharply after blocks and barrels posted strong gains.


Fair season and sportsmanship

It’s fair season, and that means youth will be competing at county fairs and animal shows around the state with their 4-H projects. Let’s review some sportsmanship guidelines so that all youth and adults have positive experiences at the fair.


Silage safety begins in the field

Pre-harvest precautions help minimize risk of silage gas.Dr. Renato Schmidt recommends producers practice timely and adequate nitrogen fertilization as well as manure application, taking care to include the manure/ slurry contribution in nitrogen calculations.


Hay for cheese? Barter booms in cash-squeezed rural Greece

Wild boar and power cuts were Greek cotton farmer Mimis Tsakanikas' biggest worries until a bank shutdown last month left him stranded without cash to pay suppliers, and his customers without money to pay him.


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