The center publishes market and industry information regularly to help dairy producers and industry stakeholders stay informed and make better business decisions. This section includes the latest information published by the Center for Dairy Excellence.
DAIRY WEEK IN REVIEW
April 20, 2018 : Dairy Week in Review
The latest Eurostat data shows milk production still expanding in the
European Union, with February production up 2.9 percent from a year ago to 12.1 million metric tons, or 26.6 billion pounds. Production is also up 2.7 percent from January on a daily average basis. Read more
MARKETS & MANAGEMENT UPDATE
April 20, 2018 : Markets & Management
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) registration and re-enrollment
period opened on April 9 and continues until June 1. Most farms participating in government support programs will want to register or re-registerat their local FSA office. Read more
CENTER FOCUS COLUMN
Resiliency at Its Best
In his best-selling book, “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t”, Jim Collins said, “What separates people is not the presence or absence of difficulty, but how they deal with the inevitable difficulties of life.”
It isn’t news to anyone that dairy farm families are dealing with some of the lowest milk prices we’ve seen in the past decade. A global oversupply coupled with changing consumer and customer habits has put significant pressure on all US dairy regions, but particularly on the Northeast. Narrow or negative margins, milk market losses, and steep market costs are all repercussions of today’s milk market. But there have been some positive byproducts that have arisen as well. READ MORE.