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Block Cheddar cheese has hit the highest price in five years and is the highest priced cheese in the world. It closed “Friday the 13th” at $2.2050 per pound, up an astounding 20 3/4-cents on t…

Time is running out for dairy farmers to sign up for Dairy Margin Coverage insurance, which is already assured to bring a positive return in 2019.

SALEM, Ore. — When the Eggert family-owned Keystone Pacific sold Pacific Foods and bought the Willamette Valley Cheese Co. last year, it vowed to take the award-winning cheese maker organic.

Partnerships between dairy entities and nonprofit food assistance organizations must submit a plan and be approved by USDA.

CME block cheese climbed to its highest price since November 2014 in the Labor Day holiday-shortened week, closing Friday at $1.9975 per pound, up 6 3/4-cents on the week and 33 1/2-cents abov…

Oregon Dairy Farmers Association is proud of its dairy youth, highlighting the accomplishments of two who took top honors in the 4-H dairy show at the Oregon State Fair.

Tuesday’s Global Dairy Trade auction saw its weighted average of products offered slip 0.4%, following a 0.2% slippage on Aug. 20 and 2.6% on Aug. 6. Sellers brought 87.5 million pounds of pro…

Better detection methods are uncovering the prevalence of bioaccumulative chemical compounds in the environment.

OLYMPIA — New rules for selling cattle in Washington are scheduled to take effect in October, hiking fees and nudging producers into using USDA-approved radio-frequency identification tags.

LANGLOIS, Ore. — Armed with years of sheep-raising experience, agriculture degrees from Oregon State University and a lot of support from fellow sheep growers, entrepreneurs Woody Babcock and …

The switch to the federal system resolved the price discrepancy in milk used to manufacture cheese but also brought other changes to California’s industry.

U.S. milk production inched ever so slightly higher in July. The Agriculture Department’s latest Milk Production report showed preliminary output at 18.3 billion pounds, up fractionally from J…

Cheese traders took the Cheddar blocks to $1.91 per pound last Tuesday, highest level since November 2016, but they closed Friday at $1.88, unchanged on the week but 21 cents above a year ago.


No dairy has electronically reported small, private sales of cattle in the past two years, according to a Washington Department of Agriculture report, leaving a weakness in the state’s ability…

Cheddar block cheese shot up to $1.8675 per pound last Tuesday, the highest level since Nov. 22, 2016, but stayed there the rest of the week, up 4 3/4-cents on the week and 21 cents above a year ago.

Cash cheese ended three weeks of decline last week, with the Cheddar blocks climbing to $1.8325 per pound Wednesday but closed Friday at $1.8250, still up 4 1/2-cents on the week and 30 1/2-ce…

The University of Idaho has acquired property to build an education and outreach complex for CAFE at a busy interstate interchange near Twin Falls.

USDA announced another $100 million in Agricultural Trade Promotion funding on top of $200 million awarded last January as part of the administration’s tariff relief for agriculture.


Local health and law enforcement officials would be obligated to enforce new manure-storage rules under a proposal circulated by the Washington State Board of Health.

Milk production is modest, and producers won’t have the ability to quickly respond to higher milk prices.

U.S. milk production continues to limp. The Agriculture Department’s latest Milk Production report shows preliminary June output at 18.23 billion pounds, down 0.3% from June 2018.

CHEHALIS, Wash. — State Sen. Rebecca Saldana, who has introduced bills reviled by farm groups, toured Lewis County farms July 17 and asked a dairyman what policymakers could do for him.


Agricultural groups are reviewing U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed rule changes for the H-2A-visa foreign agricultural guestworker program including new ways to calculate minimum wages.


The Environmental Protection Agency has not answered U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse’s request to review a study that fingered dairies as the likely cause of an unhealthy level of nitrate in drinking w…