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2018 November Dairy Situation & Outlook

Professor Bob Cropp’s  2018 November Dairy Situation & Outlook full report is now available. Also, for a video podcast including Dr. Bob Cropp and Dr. Mark Stephenson discussing the  Dairy Situation & Outlook, please visit Program on Dairy Markets & Policy. For more information regarding dairy markets, please contact UW-Extension Dairy Markets Specialist Brian Gould or visit UW-Extension Understanding Dairy Markets.

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2018 April Dairy Situation & Market Outlook

Professor Bob Cropp’s 2018 April Dairy Situation & Outlook full report is now available for download at UW Understanding Dairy Markets.  The following is the summary paragraph. The forecaset is for continued lower milk prices, on average than obtained in 2017. It now appears the Class III price could be in the $15’s by June and in the […]

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February 2018 Dairy Situation & Outlook

Professor Bob Cropp’s 2018 February Dairy Situation & Outlook  full report is now available for download at UW Understanding Dairy Markets.  An exert follows below: …Weaker dairy product prices have pushed milk prices lower. The Class III price peaked last November at $16.88 and fell to $14.00 in January and February will be near $13.50. The Class IV price peaked […]

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Recent Changes to the Dairy Margin Protection Program

Cornell University’s Professor of Agricultural Economics Andy Novakobic and UW-Extension Center for Dairy Profitability Director of Dairy Policy Analysis Mark Stephenson have authored a new Briefing Paper about recent changes to the Margin Protection Program (MPP). While we don’t have all of the implementation rules from the Farm Service Agency (FSA) just yet, we do […]

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Mailbox Prediction Tool Available

We have been working on improving the software system we developed last summer where producers can use farm-specific estimated regression models to forecast their own mailbox price for 12 months from the date of analysis. The most current Class III and IV futures market data are used in the forecasting exercise. This regression model includes […]