Ag News
For the love of wild mustangs
This is a small slice of the story of Alan Day’s efforts to manage wild mustangs.  In the 1980s, the Tucson, Arizona cowboy acquired his third ranch in southern South Dakota.  As Alan Day tells the story, on his ranch, he managed wild mustangs that were owned by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. His [...]
NCR-SARE grants available
The 2015 North Central Region - Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) Farmer Rancher Grant Call for Proposals is now available. Farmers and ranchers in the North Central region are invited to submit grant proposals to explore sustainable agriculture solutions to problems on the farm or ranch. Proposals should show how farmers and ranchers [...]
Another good week in the dairy markets
Cash cheese and butter were higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Friday along with Class III futures.  For the week, cash cheese barrels up 8.5 cents, blocks up 6.75 cents, cash butter down 6.75 cents, nonfat dry milk up 2.5 cents.  September Class III futures increased $1.42, October gained 43 cents and November up [...]
Strong emotions in MO dairy bill veto
Missouri dairy industry leaders say a subsidy on federal insurance that the legislature approved would help slow the decline in the number of dairy farmers in the state and keep dairy prices low for Missouri consumers. Governor Nixon vetoed the ag bill, which contained a controversial provision. Missouri Dairy Association President Larry Purdom – at [...]
EU to help dairy producers
The European Commission announced it will offer Private Storage Aid to pay for the storage of butter, skim milk powder and some cheeses for three to seven months.  Farm milk prices have plunged in Europe since Russia banned imports from countries which imposed sanctions on them. A draft proposal will be presented to the Commission [...]
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