New Podcast

Posted on April 22, 2015

Mark Stephenson and Bob Cropp weigh several factors for this month's milk price forecast. Domestic demand is strong, but so is milk production in the Northeast and Upper Midwest. Milk production is also strong in other countries around the world but CWT has been helping move U.S. product into the export pipeline. You can see where it all sorts out in this month's podcast. The video is about 11 minutes long and you can access it from the Podcast section of the web site.

New Publication

Posted on April 20, 2015

On April 9th the US Department of Agriculture sent out a notice of the first payment under the new Margin Protection Program. Although the payment was minimal for the $8.00 coverage level, the notice also contained information about a payment reduction of 7.3% as a result of sequestration. Many of us had forgotten that sequestration could rear its head in the current fiscal year. A new brief publication by Andrew Novakovic explains the process and why it is in place now.

Annual Workshop for Dairy Economists and Policy Analysts

Posted on March 1, 2015

This year marks the 22nd year that we have held the Annual Workshop. The location varies around the country and the theme of each workshop is based on important issues facing the dairy industry. This year we will be meeting in Portland, Oregon from April 30 to May 1 and we will be focused on dairy farm financial risk and the consideration of a California Federal Milk Marketing Order. You can look at the program agenda in greater detail and register for the Workshop here.