Dairy Home Ag Sectors Dairy

H-2A delays cause worker shortages in 20 states
Dan Wheat/Capital Press
H-2A delays cause worker shortages in 20 states

Federal agency delays in processing visas for foreign guestworkers who tend and harvest America’s food crops are fast approaching crisis proportions, all but guaranteeing crops will rot in fields this year, the American Farm Bureau Federation...

Featured Stories

Butter love affair helps price
Butter love affair helps price

America’s love affair with butter added strength to the CME cash price which, after jumping 16 cents the previous week, hit the highest level last Monday — $2.17 per pound — since Feb. 5.

Then it plunged 10 cents Tuesday and...

Rabobank: Dairy price doldrums to continue
Rabobank: Dairy price doldrums to continue

It’s going to be a long year for dairy producers, given stronger-than-expected EU milk production and weaker demand from developing markets.

Global dairy prices have continued to stumble along a market floor largely determined by EU...

Bill would amend federal dairy safety net
Bill would amend federal dairy safety net

A bill supported by three Northeast congressmen would amend the Margin Protection Program for dairy established by the 2014 Farm Bill to better reflect feed costs in different regions of the country.

The program allows farmers to insure the...

WSU creamery adding whey processing facility
WSU creamery adding whey processing facility

Washington State University’s creamery is adding a $4 million whey processing facility.

The creamery processes 15,000 pounds of milk per day, resulting in 1,500 pounds of cheese, according to WSU. The remaining liquid, called whey, is a...

Dairy groups urge challenge of WHO proposal

U.S. milk producers and processors are speaking out against guidelines from the World Health Organization urging the prohibition of the promotion and marketing of milk products for infants and toddlers.

The guidelines take aim at breast milk...

U.S. butter market shows some resilience
U.S. butter market shows some resilience

The resilient butter market has been again fighting its way up the price ladder.

The CME spot price jumped 4 1/4 cents last Tuesday, 7 3/4 cents on Wednesday, with 21 cars traded on the day, and then added 4 cents Friday to close at $2.12 per...

Raw milk sales bill narrowly gains traction in Louisiana Senate

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Senate will debate whether the state should lift its ban on sales of unpasteurized — or “raw” — milk.

After two years of rejecting the bill, a reorganized Senate Health and...

EPA mum as What’s Upstream stays afloat
EPA mum as What’s Upstream stays afloat

An Environmental Protection Agency-funded media campaign to change how Washington state regulates agriculture remained largely intact Tuesday, one week after the agency said the campaign misused EPA funds and that it was taking corrective...

Marketplace