Trade policy victories for US dairy

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) are proud to be the voice of defending the American dairy industry and promoting dairy exports in Washington DC and around the world. Looking back at this past year of trade policy, American dairy producers and the entire industry have much to … Read more

This dairy saved soil and money

Kellercrest Holsteins Planting cover crops is not just a fad; a packed house at the 2022 Winter Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference held in mid-December represented the growing interest in this agronomic practice. During the meeting, a panel discussion featured three farmers who described their experiences with planting cover crops and their advice for beginners. One … Read more

Biosecurity critical to dairy every day

In the winter months, people often take extra precautions against illnesses like the flu or the common cold because they understand the benefits of staying healthy. Every farmer knows that simple on-farm actions help keep animals healthy. But routine best practices — as well as enhanced ones that are especially important in a world of … Read more

Could dairy be profitable in 2023?

For the second year in a row, Zisk, a phone app and dairy data source founded by veterinarian Kevin Hoogendoorn, is predicting a profitable year for dairy. Those profits will vary by both herd size and region. Top among dairy herds is profit projections of over $1,000 per cow in the Southeast region for herds … Read more

Inflation’s impact on dairy at 40-year high

Inflation has been taken off and dairy is not immune. On the retail front, dairy prices are up over 16% when compared to the same time last year. That compares to an 11% spike for the entire food and beverage category and an 8% spike when looking at the general cost of living. “All of … Read more

US dairy has a big reason for optimism

The value of US dairy exports has climbed over 25% through the first three quarters of this year when compared to the same time last year. That’s not all — September marked the eighth consecutive month in which growth exceeded 20% versus the previous year. This is no small feat considering that 2021 export value … Read more