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March U.S. milk production up 1.1 percent
Milk production in the 23 major dairy states, at 16.7 bilion pounds, was up 1.1 percent in March over March 2013. Total cow numbers were up 1,000 head from February, with production per cow 209 pounds above February.

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Dairy margin insurance offers flexibility
Dairy margin insurance offers flexibility
The new dairy margin protection program in the farm bill provides a better safety net and more flexibility to producers, offering them another risk-management tool. With an expected short sign-up period, producers are being encouraged to start running...
Prices soar as drought stifles hay production
Prices soar as drought stifles hay production
Overall hay yields in California are expected to be down by more than 20 percent this year as the drought diminishes growers' ability to irrigate. The anticipated shortage is pushing hay prices higher.
State issues CAFO fines for manure handling problems
State issues CAFO fines for manure handling problems
Oregon Department of Agriculture releases list of 2013 CAFO violations. An Oregon Board of Agriculture member drew the biggest fine.
Dairy groups welcome voluntary GMO labeling bill
Dairy organizations support a bill requiring FDA to set national standards for voluntray labeling of food and beverages regarding the absence or presence of GMO ingredients.
Cheese price hemorrhaging may be over
Cheese price hemorrhaging may be over
Columnist Lee Mielke reviews the week's dairy news.
Dairy product prices continue to move lower
Consumer pushback,slowing exports, increased global milk supply, and an expected increase in U.S. milk supply are pressuring dairy prices lower.
Dairymen enjoy record-high milk prices
Dairymen enjoy record-high milk prices
Despite record-high milk prices and lower feed costs, dairymen in the western U.S. aren't making any moves to expand production beyond slowing cull rates. Instead, they are focused on recovering from the extreme downturn in 2009 and rebuilding equity.
Class III milk price still near record
Class III milk price still near record
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy news.
Analysts expect dairy feed costs to drop
Analysts expect dairy feed costs to drop
Planting intentions, stocks and better weather in most of the U.S. are expected to bring significantly lower costs for this year's feed crops. Combined with high milk prices, it's shaping up to be a profitable year for dairy producers.