Dairy Information: Markets and Management

The Market & Management Update is a cooperative effort between Farmshine Newspaper, the Center for Dairy Excellence, the USDA Risk Management Agency, and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. The update is authored by Zach Myers, the center’s risk education manager, and provides futures and options market data on a weekly basis from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), as well as other market indicators important to your dairy business. Below are recent issues.

April 19, 2019: Spring Safety

It’s that time of year! Spring has come and everyone is getting ready for, or has started preparations for, spring planting. As I travel through the Commonwealth, I see farmers spreading manure and turning the soil. As a farmer, spring was always my favorite time of year. The weather was warmer, the cows were milking well, and it was time to get the triticale haylage harvested and the corn seed in the ground. Read More


April 19, 2019: Spring Safety

April 12, 2019: Warmer Weather

April 5, 2019: Cost of Production and Roundtables

March 29, 2019: March

March 22, 2019: Declining Farm Numbers

March 15, 2019: Exports