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
October 12, 2018: Dairy Week in Review
US dairy export volumes increased in August, despite strain related to trade and tariff issues. Total dairy product volume exported increased 12 percent to 190,000 tons. Read more
MARKETS & MANAGEMENT UPDATE
October 12, 2018: Markets and Management
Dairy futures markets have recovered from their July lows, but not to the levels where most dairy farms would like them to be. There is no clear direction in today’s dairy markets because there are more questions about market drivers than answers. Read more
CENTER FOCUS COLUMN
Back to School, Back to Fuller Fat
As the calendar flips to August, families across the country prepare to go back to school. For me, it always seems like the last days of summer are in late July, just before our fair. After that, my boys start team practices and, in a blink of an eye, they’re back in school. My oldest is a senior this year, and as I look back on the last 12 years, I am amazed at the influence school has had on him.
It’s not just about the learning aspects of school, although that will shape his life forever. It’s also about the friendships he has built with his classmates, along with the values and lessons he has learned through the relationships he has built with his teachers. It’s the parents who watched him grow up along side their own children, and the coaches who shaped his mind while they were shaping his athletic skills.