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2014 U.S. total farm production expenditures up 8.3%

U.S. 2014 farm production expenditures were estimated at $397.6 billion, up 8.3% from $367.3 billion in 2013. Nearly all expenditure items increased from the previous year, according to the USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service.


Dairy Margin Watch: July shows improvement

Dairy margins strengthened during the second half of July, thanks to a sharp selloff in corn combined with mixed milk prices, according to the latest CIH Margin Watch report from Commodity & Ingredient Hedging, LLC.


How is your team doing

We often talk about teamwork on the farm, but is that talk matched by reality? Are your employees functioning as a team or just as solo workers who come there to do their job and leave?


Dairy markets: Greek yogurt growth slowing

The Greek yogurt boom has slowed down, with growth in 2015 flat vs. 2014. According to USDA’s Dairy Products report, Greek yogurt has been growing at a steady 3-4% pace over the past few years.


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