The forecasts for 2015 seems to be that producer prices will be down. But what of expenses. In a recent visit to The UW Ag Campus I talked to ag economist Bruce Jones on what the cost of production is going to be for the raising of a crop or the production of a hundred pounds of milk.
Agriculture remains the foundation for todays FFA but the program benefits go beyond just the industry. Today we get the inside story of what todays FFA is all about and why membership continues to grow.
Forecasts are out for dairy in 2015 and it looks like prices will be down. But what of margins? Ag Economists Mark Stephenson shares his insights into milk supply, demand and cost of production
Although the cuts have just been proposed the dean at the college of agriculture and life services on the UW Madison campus is already bracing for its impact. She explains how this will impact not only faculty and students but the state ag community as well.
In the hope of turning around what has been a faltering fluid milk market the national dairy board along with dairy management inc. formed partnerships with six companies including Coca Cola to provide fluid milk options to the consumer. The first to hit the market is called Fairlife from Coke.
Because of the impact the drought of 2014 had on cattle inventory and culling rates. Beef prices took off in 2103 and were even stronger in 2014. Will that trend continue in 2015. A UW Beef specialists shares her insights on what producers and consumers can expect
We learned in Econ 101 that price is determined by supply and demand. On the dairy scene it looks as if production will be rising, so how does demand look to counter that increase in production in determining this years class 3 price.
This years recipient of the 2014 Leopold Conservation Award is a long time practitioner of conservation efforts. Jack Herricks says he made the commitment in part to not only improve the health of his soil and water but also to preserve his land and water for the next generation of farmers in his family.
While many of us go into hibernation during the heart of winter. FFA members throughout the state have been preparing for their regional speaking contests. A program that many feel benefits not only the members but also the entire ag industry.
UW Extension has been focusing their attention on ways producers can be more efficient in feeding their dairy herd. In particular one focal point has been on the grouping of lactating dairy cows