The bill provides funding for agriculture in general with some specified for dairy and three other sectors.
If the bill passes in the Senate, it will move to the House for approval.
What was forecast as a recovery year for dairy farmers has turned sour with the coronavirus pandemic.
February milk output shot higher, thanks to an increased herd size and favorable weather. The Agriculture Department’s preliminary data in its Milk Production report shows output at 17.87 bill…
Certified nutrient management planners Megan Satterwhite and Tanya Oldham go to work each day with a mission — to help dairymen be the best environmental stewards.
A global recession would be a double-whammy on dairy and milk prices.
Powder pulled Tuesday’s Global Dairy Trade lower again, as the world falls to its knees from coronavirus, COVID-19.
The domestic dairy industry has in recent years been limping along with falling demand for fluid milk and depressed prices. To adapt, NDA has been changing its game plan, impacting farmers acr…
Some 180 million grilled cheese sandwiches were ordered at U.S. restaurants last year, according to the NPD Group, a market research company in Port Washington, N.Y. That was up 5% from the pr…
The new manager will work with retailers and foodservice companies to promote dairy foods.
The Agriculture Department announced the February Federal order Class III benchmark milk price at $17.00 per hundredweight, down a nickel from January, $3.11 above February 2019, and the highe…
John Wright will contribute practical experience to University of Idaho research dairy.
It appears an end to California’s long-standing quota program is just a matter of time. The question is whether it’ll be a sudden death or a gradual expiration.
On behalf of the Northwest wheat producing states, we strongly support the findings in the Columbia River System Operations Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), specifically the Preferr…
Tensions are running high in California’s dairy communities over quota, a state program that assesses all Grade A milk producers to pay some of them a premium on their milk.
LA GRANDE — The severe flooding that struck Umatilla County almost a month ago did more than leave many homeowners with devastating home and property damage. It also destroyed hay and pasturel…
The owners of Cowan Dairy, the largest dairy in Clatsop County, have signed a lease with an option to purchase with an international dairy group.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Protesters briefly interrupted Joe Biden's Super Tuesday celebratory remarks to supporters in Los Angeles.
The last week of February was short on USDA reports that the dairy markets regularly feed on but there was no end to the reports on coronavirus.
American is a key factor in that increasingly reliable supply of quinoa, which is gluten-free and rich in protein and nutrients.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture has granted a petition from the Stop QIP Tax Coalition for a public hearing to consider terminating the state’s Quota Implementation Plan.
Lisbeth Goddik, a longtime professor and dairy extension specialist for Oregon State University, has been named head of the Department of Food Science and Technology at OSU, overseeing program…
SALEM — Lab-raised meat is unlikely to make rapid strides in the consumer market due to steep economic and technological hurdles, according to a prominent animal geneticist.
The Washington State Board of Health is taking comments on a proposal that could lead to fines against ranchers, farmers and other animal owners for stockpiling manure too close to a well, dit…
January milk output hit 18.8 billion pounds, according to preliminary data in the Agriculture Department’s first Milk Production report of 2020. That’s up 0.9% from January 2019.
Washington dairies are asking a federal appeals court to strike down a 7-year-old order that has required Lower Yakima Valley dairies to take extra measures to keep manure from polluting groundwater.
More than 3,000 licensed dairy farms left the business in 2019.
Red-tape reduction: Idaho administrative-rules overhaul impacts ag, timber sectors.
The industry has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 20% in the last decade.
Animal care, drug stewardship and veterinary input are decreasing antibiotic use on dairies.
Butterfat and powder values again pulled the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction lower Tuesday.
Agriculture contributed 9.3% of the U.S. output of greenhouse gases in 2018, mostly nitrous oxide from fertilized fields and methane from cattle, the Environmental Protection Agency reports in…
With more protein, less sugar and no lactose, FIT was inspired by Darigold’s farmer owners to revitalize fluid milk.
A bill backed by Oregon’s dairy industry that would heighten inspection requirements for building large “confined animal feeding operations” has passed a key legislative committee.
U.S. dairy exports topped $6 billion in 2019—a level not seen for five years.
Behind the flurry of treats and blooms, there are human stories: of drug cartels, hail storms, border agents and beet seed breeders.
Breeding beef genetics onto dairy cows to create calves that are fully functional in the beef industry can provide an additional revenue stream for dairy producers.
The Agriculture Department announced the first Federal order Class III benchmark milk price of 2020 at $17.05 per hundredweight, down $2.32 from December but $3.09 above January 2019 and the h…
Gracie Krahn, an 18-year-old high school senior at Santiam Christian Schools in Adair Village, Ore., was crowned the 62nd National Jersey Queen by the American Jersey Cattle Association, promo…
The proposal would sunset quota in five years, with the program continuing much the same in the interim.
Dairy prices looked for direction the last week of January, as the market anticipated this week’s Global Dairy Trade auction.
The Dairy Margin Coverage program isn’t expected to pay out in 2020.
Preliminary December milk output was pegged at 18.3 billion pounds in the USDA’s latest Milk Production report, up 0.7% from December 2018.
Oregon Sen. Bill Hansell, R-Athena, recently introduced Senate Bill 1562, which calls for the state Department of Agriculture to form a new task force to address elevated levels of groundwater…
Cheddar cheese inventories are at a comfortable level, and milk production is restrained.
The program faces legal challenges and is dividing California’s dairy producers.
A new realization of cost and return is threatening the future of quota.
Building is completed in Salmon, while CAFE plans and Parma fundraising are making progress.
Mid-January cash dairy prices remain mixed. The CME Cheddar blocks closed the third Friday of 2020 at $1.9625 per pound, up 9.25 cents on the week, highest since Dec. 9 and 56.25 cents above a…
The site west of Caldwell to handle more volume for dairy industry. Shipment of hops, onions are anticipated.
Jaime Evers was chosen the 2020 Oregon Dairy Princess Ambassador at the program’s 61st annual coronation and banquet Saturday at the Salem Convention Center.
Significant non-tariff trade barriers are addressed in the phase one agreement.
Washington farmers and labor contractors would be presumed guilty of illegal retaliation if they disciplined workers who complained about work conditions or took part in union activities, unde…
Most cash dairy prices fell in the first full week of trading in two weeks. Cheddar block cheese dropped to $1.8250 per pound last Thursday, lowest since Dec. 26 but closed Friday at $1.87, 2 …
New Oregon dairies would need to pass muster with regulators before starting operations under a bill the state Legislature will reconsider this session.