Annual Workshop

Posted on February 7, 2019

It's the 25th celebration of our Annual Workshop for Dairy Economists and Policy Analysts! This year we will be meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan—a rapidly evolving state for milk production and dairy processing. The theme for this year's program is "Up? Down? Sideways? What Direction for Dairy!" The meeting takes place April 30 through May 1 with an optional farm and plant tour on May 2. Please join with friends from around the country and indeed the world. More information about the program and registration links can be found in our Workshops section of the web site.

New Podcast

Posted on April 23, 2019

Daffodils, Easter, a time for hope... Mark and Bob are feeling the optimism that Spring holds for milk prices. Milk production is down, and in fact, below year earlier levels which leads a higher milk price forecast. They discuss the factors impacting their forecast. The outlook video is about 10-1/2 minutes long and you can access it here or from the Podcast section of the web site.

New Information Letter

Posted on March 19, 2019

A change in dairy exports has an impact on farm milk prices, but how large is the impact? Chuck Nicholson examines this question utilizing an econometric model which includes cycles, feed costs and components exported. You can see these results in a new Information Letter .