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Prices soar as drought stifles hay production
Tim Hearden/Capital Press
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.

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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.
Idaho farmers increase corn acreage
Idaho farmers increase corn acreage
Idaho's corn acres have increased by 9 percent.
Cheese prices fall from record highs
Cheese prices fall from record highs
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy news.