Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted nine requests for export assistance to sell 456,357 lbs. of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese and 2.756 million lbs. of whole milk powder (WMP) to customers in Asia, Central and South America.
While we as farmers begin to seep out through the cracks and pulse more truthful information and real stories of the farm, I think it is extremely important that we keep these different perspectives in mind. I believe it is essential that if we are going to show people what we do every day, we also need to walk a mile in “city slicker” shoes. Agvocates absolutely need to visit a large city where grass is non-existent and owning a car is almost unheard of.
USDA’s Risk Management Agency has allocated an additional $1 million to the federal Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy income margin insurance program. The remaining FY 2015 LGM-Dairy sales periods are July 31, Aug. 28 and Sept. 25.
Trade ministers from 12 Pacific Rim nations head to Hawaii this week to tackle the tough decisions needed to finalize a trade deal that will free up global commerce and set common standards for nearly half of the world's economy.
By Jennifer Heguy, UCCE Merced & Ed DePeters, UC Davis
Dry matter (DM) is what remains when water (moisture) is removed from a feed. In the example corn silage report, you’ll see DM is listed at 35.9% (for simplicity, we’ll round to 36% DM). Another way to think about the concept of DM is: for every 100 lbs of this corn silage that is fed, 64 lbs of it is water.
After all the Class III futures price movement, the August contract settled at $16.28/cwt., up 34¢ on the week, despite Friday’s sharp losses. The 1H 2016 Class III pack stabilized last week, and now seems in a comfort zone.