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Cheese, butter finish March higher
Cheese, butter finish March higher
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy news.

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Bill grants livestock producers capital gains tax deduction
A bill that has passed the Idaho Legislature would ensure that partners in a livestock operation are treated the same as other industries when it comes to a state tax deduction for capital gains.
Mid-March dairy prices heading lower
Mid-March dairy prices heading lower
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy news.
Plunge in milk prices stresses N.Y. dairy farmers
Milk prices that exceeded $24 per 100 lbs. — roughly 9 gallons — in 2014 have dropped into the $15 range this year.
‘Obamacow’ bill to help Missouri’s dairy industry heads to governor
Along with subsidizing federal dairy insurance, the bill would require the University of Missouri to research and report on how to improve the industry.
Dairy price outlook not as rosy as futures market
Dairy price outlook not as rosy as futures market
Dairy analysts warn U.S. dairy suppliers and milk producers against putting too much faith in current futures pricing, which they say is presenting a false "slope of hope."
Cash cheese steady to higher; butter down
Cash cheese steady to higher; butter down
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy news.
Seven groups sign off on beef checkoff changes
Seven of the eight organizations in the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group have signed a memorandum of understanding to add an additional $1 a head to the beef checkoff assessment and change the makeup of the committee that nominates candidates for...
Producer group: Dairymen must take control
Producer group: Dairymen must take control
A dairy producer organization says dairy farmers can help themselves by changng milk production to sustain profitability and calls on dairymen to reclaim control of their co-ops.
Asia investing in Oceania dairy sector
Asia investing in Oceania dairy sector
Last year brought a flurry of Asian investments into the Oceania dairy sector, but China and Southeast Asia will have to look beyond Oceania to meet gorwing demand for milk and dairy products.