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Milk glut is hurting dairy farmers

Milk glut is hurting dairy farmers According to Kansas dairy farmers, a glut of milk and fewer sales to other countries have them concerned about their future. An oversupply of milk happens every spring, but dairy farmer Orville Miller said this year is even worse. “It’s absolutely stressful,” said Miller. “When you get up in the morning and work hard...

Wisconsin dairy farms face closure due to Canadian policies | | dailyprogress.com

Wisconsin dairy farms face closure due to Canadian policies MOSINEE, Wis. (AP) — A cheese factory in central Wisconsin is offering a lifeline to a handful of dairy farms threatened by Canada’s milk pricing policies that may force other farms to close.The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2oXSb1y ) reports that Mullins Cheese Vice President Bill Mullins signed contracts to buy milk from...

House subcommittee examines farm commodity issues | Ag News | hpj.com

Farm Commodity Issues By Larry Dreiling The House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a hearing March 30 to evaluate the effectiveness of farm policy in advance of crafting the next farm bill. Members heard from producers who discussed the importance of both commodity policy and crop insurance. This hearing continues the committee’s hearing series to...

Are You Tissue testing your forages | Agweek

Tissue testing your forages Many have long recognized the importance of testing for hay or pasture for forage quality analysis, but recently, tissue testing for nutrient management has come further into the spotlight. Traditionally, producers and livestock owners have cored their hay bales or sampled their pasture in order to determine what nutrients their animals will be consuming. Now, we...

ADC Breaking News: 5/1/17 Day Without Immigrants National Labor Strike

Day Without Immigrants National Labor Strike “Day Without Immigrants” National Labor Strike Scheduled For Monday, May 1st   Through social media and concerned dairy owners, the American Dairy Coalition has learned about an anticipated National “Day Without Immigrants” labor strike to take place Monday, May 1.  The strike is anticipated to impact dairy and all forms of  agriculture and other...

Alibaba to take aim at Michigan agriculture with first event in Detroit

Alibaba to take aim at Michigan agriculture China’s largest e-commerce company, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., will host an event in Detroit this summer to lure Michigan agriculture firms to export to China, according to a source with knowledge of the matter who requested anonymity. The procurement event, the first in the state for Alibaba, will take place at Cobo Center...

Canadian PM responds to Trump’s criticism of dairy industry

Trump’s criticism of dairy industry Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday that he plans to be respectful and engage the United States with a fact-based approach to solving problems a day after Donald Trump called Canada a “disgrace” for policies that hurt American farmers. Trudeau said during a news conference alongside visiting Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni on Parliament...