If theyre starting to think about Thanksgiving, it must be time for Dairy Farmers of America to request another round of pooling for dumped milk in the Northeast. The Wisconsin Department of Justice has submitted a proposed law change that would terminate the states butter-grading rules. Theyre shopping for open heifers and want to half of that amount bred by ET and the rest to sexed semen. Rabas observes that a large number of popular dairy sires in recent years have the Kappa Casein E trait.plant at Constantine, Michigan, where the milk is condensed and then trucked to a Foremost cheese plant in Wisconsin. Well see A cold, wet spring followed by a cool, wet summer has meant big setbacks for crops in New York State and New England.
Dairy Export Council, advises that Canadas farm production for dairy, poultry and pork must be gotten rid of, in a more liberal trade environment. Jan Shepel interviews UW-Madison Dairy Science department head Dr.
dairy leadership is falsely blaming Canada for this nations inability to balance milk supplies with demand.
Writer Jan Shepel details a presentation of a proposal for immigrant farm labor rules reform that was conducted at World Dairy Expo by the American Dairy Coalition. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) has submitted legislation calling for labor reforms involving immigrant farm workers. Of great interest: Noises from the EU agricultural commissioner that its time to tighten up the intervention program in which EU nations buy surplus skim milk powder. Drivers will be limited to 10 hours of driving time, with four hours of non-driving time behind the wheel.
This story raises questions, including, exactly what is the American Dairy Coalition and how does that two-year old group claim to represent three-quarters of U. The EU is currently sitting on about 830 million lbs. But after 14 hours, a single driver must shut down for 10 hours. In Green County, Wisconsin, owners of Pinnacle Dairy are on the fast track to complete their 5,800-cow dairy in Sylvester Township.
Some Agri-Mark members will pay higher stop charge fees to their co-op, starting in January 2018. For the farmer being picked up every other day, thats an extra $600/month in extra marketing costs paid to the co-op. The hike is based upon a recent internal milk hauling study. dairy farmers have probably never heard of that group. Some buyers are looking for breeding age and short-bred heifers.
Now Dairy Farmers of America is pushing members of the Lowville Milk Producers and Jefferson Bulk milk co-ops to become full equity partners with DFA, or lose their access to markets through DFAs subsidiary, Dairy Marketing Services. The headline tells the story of dairy commodity price trends during the past month. Nate Wilson reports that on December 18, new federal rules about truckers needing electronic log books will create headaches for livestock haulers.Those law are the targets of multiple lawsuits, and the states DOJ looks like it is scrambling for a fall-back position. Kathy Bernier (R) has submitted that bill, which is as yet unnumbered. Separately, we report that Russian interests want to buy 33,000 U. Pete Hardin offers his two cents on National Milk Producers Federation and its half-baked plan to improve the Margin Protection Program-Dairy the worthless safety net program for dairy farmers that has more holes than a piece of good Swiss cheese.At the earliest, that legislation will be considered in late January 2018. Hardin proposes regionalizing feed costs and net milk prices to make MPP-Dairy work properly along with a lot of other overdue changes for federal diary policy.Trouble is: Fuel Up to Play 60 only promotions low fat and fat-free dairy products. Iowa organic dairy farmer/processor Francis Thicke retired from his post at the National Organic Standards Board on November 2 and gave them an earful about failure to properly police the integrity of organic grain imports and U. Scandal-ridden JBS, SA the worlds largest meat slaughter operator had its two top executives jailed in Brazil. Grassland Dairy Products Wisconsins biggest private milk procurer recently informed its producers that all hauling subsidies and other premiums would be terminated.Sales of fat-reduced dairy products have been, and are, in the toilet. On December 6, GENYOUth is hosting a gala fundraiser in New York City. John Bobbe, the director of OFARM (an organic grain marketing co-op), details the latest troubling developments involving imports of fraudulent organic grain. This latest event follows months of scandals involving bribery of politicians, meat plant inspectors and bankers. That move will cost many Grassland producers a few hundred dollars per cow per year.milk from that area is being trucked three or four times per week to Reedsburg, Wisconsin. The seriously troubled Northeast looks like its getting ready for some sort of consolidation of dairy co-ops. The nations newest dairy processing plant DFAs milk powder plant in Garden City, Kansas, will open this fall.