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.
Eight state and national health and environment groups are asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take emergency action because they say Oregon regulators have failed to curb nitra…
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.
The USDA announced the December Federal order Class III benchmark milk price at $19.37 per hundredweight, down $1.08 from November, $5.59 above December 2018, and the highest December price si…
Borden is filing for bankruptcy protection, the second major US dairy to do so in as many months.
More advanced research brought Sunkesula to the U.S. from India.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture issued a "letter of satisfaction" for the cleanup at Lost Valley Farm on Dec. 30. The defunct dairy near Boardman was previously approved for up to 30,000 cows.
More demand is needed if dairy farmers turn on the milk spigot in response to improved prices.
They’ve spent several months honing the skills necessary to be crowned Oregon’s dairy princess, and on Jan. 18, one of three young women will earn the honor.
Block Cheddar cheese fell to $1.80 per pound the day after Christmas but closed Friday at $1.83, down 3 cents on the shortened week and 40 cents above a year ago.
McMINNVILLE, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has levied a fine of $26,574 against Organic Valley, a dairy cooperative, for spilling milk into a creek, polluting water and…
Flat milk production in the U.S. has boosted prices.
The whole supply chain is concerned over consumers’ willingness to accept higher prices.
Milk prices are likely to weaken in the second and third quarters of 2020 as production moves higher.
The Agriculture Department reported preliminary November output at 17.4 billion pounds, up a bullish 0.5% from November 2018.
Three finalists are competing to become Oregon's 61st Dairy Princess Ambassador, promoting the dairy industry at events and in classrooms across the state.
The concept is focused on how dairy can help consumers unbottling their everyday greatness.
Demand has been light this fall, and there seems to be plenty of hay on hand.
CME cheese prices continued their descent the second week of December. The barrels closed Friday the 13th at $1.6950 per pound, down a record single week decline of 53.25 cents, but still 38.5…
UI ag-outlook speakers point to Idaho product mix, some flat input costs, among positives
African swine fever is a major factor in driving beef exports.
A change in agricultural property tax law proposed by the Washington Association of County Officials would jeopardize farming, a Klickitat County farmer says.
The bill allows earned legal status for immigrant workers and provides access to year-round foreign labor.
Dairy farmers will have an extra week to sign up for the Dairy Margin Coverage program, a federal program that insures the margins between milk prices and feed costs.
The U.S. House passed a farm labor bill, Dec. 11, that many hailed as a bipartisan compromise to ensure a reliable, legal workforce while opponents say it will be abused for amnesty. The bill …
The Agriculture Department announced the November Federal order Class III benchmark milk price at $20.45 per hundredweight, up $1.73 from October, $6.01 above November 2018, and the highest Cl…
Plaintiffs allege the once lauded herd-retirement program violated the Sherman Antitrust Act.
The U.S. House will vote on a farm labor bill Wednesday, according to the Idaho Dairymen’s Association. Proponents look for it to ensure a stable and legal agricultural workforce. Opponents sa…
U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., a sponsor of a farm labor bill says he “wholeheartedly disagrees” with those who say the bill doesn’t do enough to control rising farm labor costs.
Ten NFL Players will highlight their support for Fuel Up to Play 60 during games on Dec. 8.
CME butter fell below $2 per pound in the Thanksgiving holiday shortened week while the other products strengthened.
A Georgia law firm specializing in providing H-2A-visa workers for agricultural construction says a farm labor bill would devastate that aspect of agriculture and the livestock industry.
Combines major providers of crop inputs, other services
Smith Brothers Farms, which finalized a deal to purchase Alpenrose on Oct. 14, has hired Josh Reynolds as vice president and general manager of the historic dairy, tasked with overseeing both …
Declines in CME cheese prices appeared to pause last week as traders awaited Friday afternoon’s October Cold Storage report.
University economists expect a better year ahead for dairy farmers.
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released prevailing wage survey results likely to increase the minimum wage for H-2A workers by 5.3% in Washington and Oregon next year and by a…
A bill seeking to ensure a legal and sufficient agricultural workforce passed the House Judiciary Committee, 18-12, with Republicans citing shortcomings.
A proposal to reopen Oregon's second-largest dairy is once again courting controversy over concerns of pollution, animal welfare and impact on family farms.
A bill seeking to legalize domestic farm laborers and improve the H-2A-visa foreign agricultural guestworker program received renewed support and opposition before its U.S. House Judiciary Com…
Adoption of breeding technologies and genetics will become increasingly important for success.
The Agriculture Department reports preliminary October output at a bearish 18.1 billion pounds, up 1.3% from October 2018. Output in the top 24 states totaled 17.3 billion, up 1.7%.
Belching livestock, decomposing manure and cultivated cropland emitted about 6.6% of Washington’s greenhouse gases in 2017, the Washington Department of Ecology reported Tuesday.
The International Dairy Foods Association is seeking applicants for its 2020 summer internship in Washington, D.C.