A recent study was conducted to find out what is the current impact of the dairy industry on the states economy. The results was pretty impressive, totaling 43.4 billion dollars.
Dairy prices set records in 2014 but are expected to falter in 2015. How far they fall may be dependent on demand, which has held up this year despite strong consumer dairy prices
With milk prices at record high levels very few producers considered sign up for the milk margin protection program for this years production. However, 2015 looks to be a very different story with much lower prices expected. So many in the industry are encouraging dairy producers to sign up their 2015 milk production.
Too wet. That is what most growers are learning about this years corn for silage. The area dry down days seems to be showing the highest numbers in the lakeshore counties, but in all areas chopping has been limited.
Concern over the aging of the barns at the Aliant energy center and its impact on both World Dairy Expo and the Midwest Horse Show, both the private and the public sector stepped up to support the construction of two new multi-purpose facilities. The two new barns housed in the New Holland Pavilion premiered at Expo and were well received by both exhibitors and show attendees
Thanks to donations from the Outagamie County Farm Technology Days fund and the Freedom FFA Alumni, The Ag educators at Freedom High School now have a high tunnel facility which is providing their students with another hands on teaching tool that is helping to raise vegetables for the local food pantry and ag literacy among their students.
The governor has declared September as soybean month in Wisconsin and Alice in Dairyland has joined with the Wisconsin Soybean Growers to get the message out on the value of the soybean and how diverse it really is.
Although not considered a major soybean producers Wisconsin does however have more than11,000 growers and its economic impact is felt as a feed, fuel and export source. In response to the soybeans economic impact to the state, governor Walker has deemed September Soybean month in the state
With World Dairy Expo just around the corner you can expect to see some of the best dairy cattle in North America. And along with them you will be seeing some very talented young women who are true advocates for their breed and are passionate about promoting their story and that of the dairy industry in general.
Current dairy markets are strong across the board with $3 butter, almost $ 2.50 cheese and near term class 3 prices well over $24 dollars. However with milk production on the rise, prices are expected to drop at least 4 dollars a hundredweight in 2015.What type of margin protection options do producers have. Robin Schmahl from Ag Dairy provides some answers.