Contract organic milk pay prices are increasing in much of the country, according to the recent issue of USDA's Dairy Market News. There is also more interest by processors in acquiring organic grass milk.
The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) and University of Kentucky (UK) College of Agriculture, Food and Environment will partner on a four-year project to fill a research gap in southeastern U.S. or
Organic dairy product sales rose 8% in 2013, but a shortage of organic feed and drought issues continued to put supply pressure on the market, according to an annual summary from the Organic Trade Association (OTA).
August fluid milk sales were down slightly from the year before, but whole milk continues to post monthly and year-to-date gains in both conventional and organic categories. The decline in overall organic sales continue
The Organic Trade Association reports that the most recent available numbers on retail sales of organic food totaled $32.3 billion in 2013. And a colleague that I worked with in the past noted that this is more than the
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) formally appealed a lower court ruling that allowed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to publicly release information re
In the United Kingdom, iodine supplements provided to conventional dairy cow diets translated into an "accidental public health triumph," curing decades of human iodine deficiency without adding the chemical to salt or
In a report required in the 2014 farm bill, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has said there is "no measurable benefit" to consumers as a result of the mandatory country-of-origin-labeling (COOL) law.
For years, milkfat percentage would drop in the spring and summer. No real surprise, but Lawson Spicer wondered about the seasonal effect and whether it was more pronounced in west Texas and New Mexico ― where some of