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August 2017 Dairy Situation & Outlook

Professor Bob Cropp’s 2017 August Dairy Situation & Outlook  full report is now available for download at UW Understanding Dairy Markets.  An exert follows below:  …Slower growth in milk production, good domestic sales of butter and cheese and higher dairy exports strengthen dairy product prices which pushed milk prices higher in August.…U.S. dairy exports in the first half of the […]

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July 2017 Dairy Situation & Outlook

Professor Bob Cropp’s 2017 July Dairy Situation & Outlook  full report is now available for download at UW Understanding Dairy Markets.  An exert follows below:  Increased milk production this past spring resulted in higher cheese production that lowered cheese prices. Compared to a year ago, the production of cheddar cheese in May was 6.9% higher and total cheese […]

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Estate Planning for Your Family and Farm

In the UW-Center for Dairy Profitability’s Estate Planning for your Family Farm webinar, Valley Crossing Law Attorney Bridget Finke discusses: What is estate planning? Why should I have an estate plan? What documents do I need? How do I get started with an estate plan? Can I avoid probate without using a trust? Wil my […]

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June 2017 Dairy Situation & Outlook

Professor Bob Cropp’s 2017 June Dairy Situation & Outlook full report is now available for download at UW Understanding Dairy Markets.  An exert follows below:  The level of milk production will be a major factor on how much milk prices strengthen. If the growth in milk production is 2% or less, along with favorable domestic sales and continued improved […]

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Determining Fair Pasture Rental Rates

One of the most frequent questions producers ask is, “What is a fair rental rate for pasture?” In the absence of a commercial market for pasture, producers often end up bargaining for a rental price. For instance, if there is a large amount of pasture acres in a given area, the rent may be lower than in […]

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