2014 crop harvests get bigger

USDA’s October World Ag Supply & Demand Estimates (WASDE) report increased the U.S. corn yield for the third month in a row. The yield was increased from 171.7 bushels per ace (BPA) to 174.2 BPA. Planted and harvested acreage was revised lower, with planted acreage reduced from 91.6 million acres to 90.9 million acres. FULL STORY »

Harvesting frost-damaged corn

A late planting season across much of the country means some corn may be finished off prematurely by frost. FULL STORY »

WASDE: 2014 milk production outlook raised

USDA’s Sept. 11 World Ag Supply & Demand Estimates report raised 2014 milk production projections on the strength of more output per cow, but left estimates for 2015 unchanged. FULL STORY »

WASDE: Milk outlook raised; feed price projections lowered

Lower feed costs are expected to support higher output per cow. FULL STORY »

WASDE points to lower prices

USDA's July World Agricultural Supply & Demand Estimates (WASDE) report kept the projected 2014 U.S. corn yield unchanged from last month at a record 165.3 BPA. FULL STORY »

El Niño’s return could affect grains

Keep yourself informed on developments regarding the possible El Niño. If the weather phenomenon starts to look as though it will disrupt agricultural production this year, marketing plans will have to be adjusted. FULL STORY »

Hay stocks mixed in major dairy states

Nationally, U.S. farmers entered the 2014 growing season with more hay in storage than a year ago, but that's not the case in several major dairy states. FULL STORY »

DDG: Dairy, brewers have common cause

A U.S. Food Administration (FDA) proposal that would require distillers grains to be dried and packaged to ensure product safety will be reviewed, the agency assured dairy and brewery industry representatives. FULL STORY »

From our boardroom

Dairy Herd Management asked its Editorial Advisory Board members to identify a recent challenge they faced in their herd nutrition management program, and how they addressed it. FULL STORY »

What's an RCAU, and what does it have to do with forage supplies?

The monthly USDA Feed Outlook report not only provides estimates of available feed supplies, but frequently estimates U.S. roughage-consuming animal units (RCAU). It might be more than you needed to know, but USDA calculates RCAUs for all livestock that might consume roughages, assigning different factors for each species. 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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