What Will 2023 Bring for the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board? | Dairy News

I sometimes wake up in the morning thinking I don’t have much to do that day. By 8 or 9 am, I am flooded with last-minute issues or tasks that need to be tackled pretty quickly. Thinking about what the new year will bring to us is the same — for just a few minutes, … Read more

Lee Mielke: Disappointing butter drawdown | Dairy

Dairy product prices saw minor changes in the holiday-shortened week between Christmas and New Year’s but Tuesday’s GDT brought pressure on the market’s re-opening. After jumping 14.50 cents the previous week, the cheddar blocks climbed to $2.16 per pound last Thursday, the highest since Nov. 22, but closed the last Friday of 2022 at $2.1350, … Read more

Lee Mielke: Disappointing Butter Drawdown | Dairy

November US butter stocks saw a less-than-expected drawdown from October, likely due to the high prices that peaked in October at a record $3.2675 per pound. However, stocks were still down from a year ago. The Agriculture Department’s latest Cold Storage report reported Nov. 30 butter holdings totaled 199.7 million pounds, down just 40 million … Read more

5 Ways to Manage Inflation on the Farm | Dairy News

NEW HOLLAND, PA. — The cost of seemingly everything farmers have to buy — feed, fuel, chemicals — has gone up in the past year. That inflation can stress farmers’ finances, even if they have benefited from increased prices for the milk and grain they produce. To save money and fight inflation, dairy farmers can … Read more

Enjoy holiday treats with moderation in mind

I had the opportunity to take part in a holiday tradition in another state. All the downtown stores with many locally made products stayed open late. They had special sales to launch the holiday season. I was looking forward to the evening. The stores offered treats including cookies, candy, cocoa and apple cider. As fate … Read more

Pennsylvania Dairy Groups Differ on How Long to Extend Over-Order Premium | Dairy News

Pennsylvania dairy groups agree that a controversial dairy premium should keep going into 2023 as efforts to modernize it take shape. But the organizations disagree about how long Pennsylvania’s over-order premium should be extended — three months or six. The state Milk Marketing Board will hear arguments from both sides Dec. 7 in a Harrisburg … Read more

Lee Mielke: Production estimate raised again | Dairy

The Agriculture Department’s milk production forecast for 2022 was raised in the November. 9 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, while the 2023 estimate remained unchanged. The dairy cow inventory for both years was lowered. 2022 production and marketing were estimated at 227.0 billion and 225.9 billion pounds, respectively, up 100 million pounds on … Read more

Enroll in Dairy Margin Coverage | AG

OPINION With increasing costs eroding dairy margins despite greater milk prices, the National Milk Producers Federation is urging farmers to enroll for maximum coverage in the US Department of Agriculture’s Dairy Margin Coverage program. Despite record prices in 2022, accompanying record costs resulted in Dairy Margin Coverage payments for August for farmers enrolled at the … Read more

National Milk’s leadership endorses Federal Milk Marketing Order revision | Dairy

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