Posts Tagged ‘dairy’

Dairy farmers rocked by weak prices, escalating input costs

by Published: June 12,2012

Tags: cheese, cows, dairy, farmers, farms, input costs, market prices, milk

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A mild winter and unusually productive spring means Mississippi dairy farmers are enjoying good milk yield from their cows, but low prices and high input costs are making profits scarce. Lamar Adams, dairy cattle specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said production costs are at or near record highs and […] [...]

Cal-Maine strikes joint venture with Eggland’s Best, Land O’ Lakes

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc. has formed a new joint venture between Eggland’s Best Inc., a New Jersey-based egg cooperative, and Land O’ Lakes Inc., a national farmer-owned cooperative based in Minnesota, to produce and sell branded specialty eggs. Pursuant to the terms of the transaction, Eggland’s Best has contributed certain assets, including its trademarks, […] [...]

Ag commodities groups identify priorites for research, education

ABERDEEN — Advocates for agriculture met recently at the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Verona to identify priorities for research and Extension Service education programs at Mississippi State University. Scientists from the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, specialists with the MSU Extension Service and almost 250 members of the North Mississippi Producer […] [...]

‘Paying for the privilege to milk’

by Published: June 26,2011

Tags: agriculture, dairy

South Mississippi’s dairy farmers are seeing the best milk prices in the history of the industry, but even that might not be enough to stop the steady, massive decline in dairy operations seen in the state. “It is as bad as I’ve ever seen it,” said Alan “Pud” Stringer, who has been a dairyman in […] [...]

Dairy farmers wary following ‘sour’ year

by Published: June 29,2010

Tags: agriculture, dairy

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Many Mississippi dairy farmers are wary about 2010 after the past 18 months proved to be one of the most financially challenging periods ever for the industry. “2009 is a year most Mississippi dairy farmers would like to forget because of the huge financial hit they suffered as the price they were […] [...]

Dairy farmers getting federal aid

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has implemented the new Dairy Economic Loss Assistance Payment (DELAP) program. The 2010 Agricultural Appropriations Bill authorized $290 million for loss assistance payments to eligible dairy producers. Milk prices declined substantially through early-to-mid-2009, with the national price for milk averaging $16.80 per hundredweight (cwt.) in the fourth […] [...]

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