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Milk futures, cash dairy mostly lower

Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange were mostly lower midweek as was cash trade with position squaring and a higher dollar providing some weakness. April Class III milk 21 cents lower at $15.64. May 32 cents lower at $16.05. June down 32 cents... Read More.

Mystery dairy cow illnesses identified as HPAI

The illness that has affected some dairy cattle in the Texas panhandle region and Kansas has been identified as the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza virus. Here’s an update with Dr. Brian Bohl with the Texas Animal Health Commission and Wisconsin State Veterinarian... Read More.

CME milk futures, cash dairy steady to lower Thursday

Milk futures and the cash dairy markets were steady to lower again Thursday on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.  April Class III milk was down $0.43 at $15.74.  May was down $0.23 at $16.25.  June was down $0.30 at $16.99.  July was down $0.27 at $17.77.   August through February contracts ranged from... Read More.

NMPF says dairy export assistance program is under review

A farmer-funded dairy export assistance program might see some changes later this year.  Chris Galen with the National Milk Producers Federation tells Brownfield a task force was formed in January to examine the Cooperatives Working Together program.   Galen says the NMPF board wants to... Read More.

Milk futures higher, cash dairy flat

Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange were higher Tuesday despite lackluster cash trade and a higher dollar. March Class III milk up two cents at $16.46. April 13 cents higher at $16.29. May 21 cents higher at $16.70. June up 23 cents at... Read More.

CME milk mostly higher, cash dairy mostly lower Monday

Milk futures were mostly steady to higher and the cash dairy markets were lower except cheese barrels Monday on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.  April Class III milk was up $0.15 at $16.16.  May was up $0.07 at $16.49.  June was unchanged at $17.23.  July was... Read More.

CME milk futures, cash dairy mostly higher Wednesday

Milk futures were higher across the board and the cash dairy markets were steady to higher Wednesday, except for nonfat dry milk on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.  March Class III milk was up $0.08 at $16.52.  April was up $0.42 at $16.19.  May was up $0.45 at $16.77. ... Read More.

Dairy cooperative incentivizes climate-smart practices through USDA grant

A dairy cooperative incentivizes climate-smart practices through a USDA grant. Tim Trotter from Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative and Farmers for Sustainable Food says the 50-million-dollar grant helps them line up their farms with commodity opportunities under USDA’s Climate Smart Commodities program. “So, it’s... Read More.

Midwest Dairy names Scott CEO

Midwest Dairy, the ten-state checkoff-funded promotional organization, has a new leader.  Corey Scott will take over the Chief Executive Officer role on Wednesday as Molly Pelzer retires. Scott is a former Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Athian and has held leadership positions... Read More.