The decline in the number of dairy farms in Vermont has been steady for the past 70 years, even as milk output increases and the economic contribution to the state remains significant. Perhaps because dairy remains an economic powerhouse in the farm sector, we Vermonters aren’t as concerned as we might be to the problems dairy farmers are facing today.
Brody Stapel, president of Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative, today spoke out about the inclusion of two important farm provisions in the federal omnibus funding bill.
Foremost Farms dairy started construction of its dairy processing plant in Greenville, Michigan. The project expected to generate a total capital investment of $57.9 million and create 33 jobs.
THE dairy industry tackled big issues at last week’s Tasmanian dairy conference in Launceston, which was attended by about 130 farmers.
(Harrisburg) — More than two dozen midstate dairy farmers are seeking an extension, after their milk contracts were cut short.
Wisconsin dairy cows produced more milk during the month of February than they did a year earlier. According to the USDA’s monthly milk production report, state output totaled 2.33 billion pounds last month, up 1.0 percent from February 2017, but less than January’s 2.54 billion pounds (which had more days on the calendar).
Stress has placed the profession of farming at the top of the list for suicide rates.
MADISON – What can a dairy farmer do to make a buck? Things are changing, but there are opportunities out there.
The latest rise in milk prices could line the pockets of lower North Island farmers by $23 million.
LEBANON – About two dozen Lebanon and Lancaster county dairy farmers facing the loss of a major sales contract threw their collective weight Monday into a collective, public appeal aimed at saving their farms.