FOMO on FMMO Changes

FOMO on FMMO Changes

The dairy industry is mooving toward changing the Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) system that has divided milk into four classes since the 1930s. For nearly 100 years, FMMO has rewarded Class I fluid milk producers with the highest prices. Americans...
Dairy Has Never Looked So Good

Dairy Has Never Looked So Good

“There’s reasons to finally be upbeat in dairy.” That was Dan Basse, president of the Chicago-based AgResource Company, at the recent Agricultural Bankers Conference. And with 2021 dairy exports tracking toward setting a new record, dairy definitely has a reason to be...
Cream of the Crop

Cream of the Crop

Dairy demand is getting butter and butter. A Tuesday report from the U.S. Dairy Export showed increases in total exports of all dairy products at 13%. Other export increases: Cheese is up 18.1% Nonfat dry milk is up 15.4% Condensed and evaporated milk is up...
Got [fair] milk [prices]?

Got [fair] milk [prices]?

Dairy pricing is ready to (finally) enter the 21st century. The industry is making the news again, this time as ag economists and dairy producers call upon Congress to update the long-standing Federal Milk Marketing Orders. When the orders were created in the 1930s,...
Milk’s Inferno

Milk’s Inferno

In case you hadn’t heard, fires in the northwestern portion of the U.S. have been blazing for weeks. And those soaring flames are souring milk production… The National Interagency Fire Center says more than 2.2M acres have burned in 104 large fires in 12 states....