Milk prices in two proposed programs were significantly higher than the baseline comparison.
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…
Gov. Kate Brown selected Marty Myers, of Threemile Canyon Farms, to serve a second four-year term on the board, which makes policy recommendations for the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
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.
LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — For more than 20 years, the eastern Michigan town of Lapeer sent leftover sludge from its sewage treatment plant to area farms, supplying them with high-quality, free fert…
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…
The Innovation Center is seeking nominations that demonstrate resourceful leadership and positive impact.
A new poll shows U.S. consumers overwhelmingly prefer fuller-fat milk.
CRESWELL, Ore. — Dairy farming never stops, according to Bobbi Frost of Harrold’s Dairy.
USDEC wants to make sure U.S. dairy is in a good position to take advantage of opportunities.
SHEPTON MALLET, England (AP) — On the dairy farm of the future, the cows are going wireless.
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…
FPI has honored 26 in south-central Idaho since 2015
Conventional milk processors face a downward spiral of tight margins and declining sales volumes.
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.
The U.S. dairy industry stands to lose significant market share in Japan if it can’t gain the same footing as its competitors.
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.
Washington’s besieged dairies are testing several promising systems for recycling cow manure, turning it into fertilizer and clean water.
Idaho is well positioned to take advantage of higher milk prices.
The EU, New Zealand and Japan have already secured trade agreements with Japan, putting U.S. dairy at a disadvantage.
The Tillamook County Creamery Association has vowed to “aggressively defend” against an animal rights lawsuit that claims the company deceives consumers with its marketing.
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.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A class-action lawsuit claims that an Oregon creamery association falsely advertises the source of its milk, a report said.
The signup period ends Sept. 20.
Processors sponsor the new products competition to attract up-and-coming food scientist to Idaho.
The initiative addresses the growing competition from plant-based proteins.
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…
Methane emissions from cattle contribute to the natural carbon cycle between animals and the plants they eat.
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.
The new innovation and community center also houses Chobani’s global research and development center.
Butter’s woes continue and were a part of the downturn in Tuesday’s Global Dairy Trade auction.
It’s been 12 years since Northcentral Washington has had a livestock sale yard. A new owner of an old one is starting it up anew.
The program will address worker well-being, environmental stewardship and animal care.
CDI promotes Brad Anderson top position.
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 Washington Supreme Court will hear arguments Oct. 24 in Olympia on whether farmworkers must be paid a premium for overtime.
The University of Idaho has acquired property to build an education and outreach complex for CAFE at a busy interstate interchange near Twin Falls.
An estimated 300,000 gallons of liquid manure spilled at the Port of Tillamook Bay on the northern Oregon coast after equipment malfunctioned at the port's anaerobic digester.
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.
Boosts capability to handle dairy foods, other perishables
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.
Powder and cheese lifted Tuesday’s Global Dairy Trade auction, ending four consecutive declines.
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…
Indemnity payments have already been determined for January through May at higher level of coverage.
Market fundamentals are supportive of improved milk prices.