After the record setting prices for dairy in 2014 everyone is expecting lower milk prices this year. But the question is by how much? The USDA's January 2015 supply and demand report gave the first indication of how big that drop might be.
Agriculture was excited to hear the President request Trade Promotion Authority from Congress during the State of the Union Address. And while republicans seem to support the idea, democrats do not. So can it happen?
The start of the new year is always a great time to review your financial status. An according to Ag banker Sam Miller with more market volatility and projected lower returns this would be an ideal year for producers to do that
After record prices for dairy in 2014. Forecasts are out that prices could drop by 5-7 dollars a hundredweight this year. Still, Ag banker Sam Miller feels producers are prepared for these price drops and could still see some decent margins in 2015
The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Convention is about many things including the recognition of some its outstanding members. This year Dustin Williams was recognized for his personal accomplishments along with his advocacy on some key agricultural issues.
It looks as if milk prices will tumble in 2015 and even though we are not expecting a major drop like we saw it 2009. The drop will be dramatic enough that producers will need some type of marketing strategy to protect their margins
Since it inception in the 90's it has been the mission of the Animal Agricultural Alliance to connect, educate and protect production agriculture and the consumers right to choose. Their CEO shared how they do this and spoke to the fact that the greatest advocates for ag are the farmers who worked the land and raise and care for the livestock.
Milk production is on the rise and that trend is expected to continue into 2015. And milk prices have started to falter and that trend also looks to continue in 2015. So what are producer to do to protect their margins? A market analyst with Stewart Peterson shares his thoughts.
Some 40 students from Edison Middle School spent a day visiting all the stops that are necessary to building a pizza. The students visited an operation where wheat is produced, then visited a dairy farm before learning how to plant tomato seeds and ultimately preparing their own personal pizza.
With agriculture being such a capital intensive industry interest rates are always a focal point and at this years version of trade talk in Kansas City. Farm Credit shared the results of a poll of their CFO's on what they though may happen to interest rates in 2015.