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  • CME cash dairy, futures mostly higher Friday
    by Larry Lee on May 17, 2024 at 9:06 pm

    Milk futures and cash dairy prices were mostly higher Friday on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.  Dry whey was unchanged at $0.4150.  No sales were recorded.  Forty-pound cheese blocks were up $0.0425 at $1.9425.  Five sales were recorded, ranging from $1.9025 to $1.9425.  Cheese barrels were up $0.0050 at $2.1250.  Five sales were recorded, ranging from $2.1175 to $2.1250.  Butter was up $0.0150 at $3.07.  No sales were recorded.  Nonfat dry milk was unchanged at $1.1650.  No sales were recorded.  Class III milk futures closed higher Friday.  June Class III milk was up $0.33 at $21.45.  July was up $0.11 at $20.61.  August was up $0.12 at $20.21. ...     

  • Dairy Innovation Hub researchers share findings at symposium
    by Larry Lee on May 17, 2024 at 8:58 pm

    Researchers in Wisconsin’s Dairy Innovation Hub shared their findings so far during a symposium Wednesday.  Dr. Heather White is the faculty director for the Dairy Innovation Hub, and she tells Brownfield over 200 researchers are working on long-term projects in core areas as well as short-term studies that might give farmers and processors new answers in a matter of weeks. White says one of the research projects that will be published soon is about cattle methane emissions. ...     

  • Iowa farmer says weeds got a jump start
    by Mark Dorenkamp on May 17, 2024 at 8:48 pm

    A central Iowa farmer says weeds got a jump start on crops this year. Corey Hillebo of Polk City tells Brownfield mild conditions in February and March resulted in an early start to the growing season. “We had a little bit of spring anhydrous to do, and (the weeds) were noticeable when we were doing that. Like boy, we were putting some anhydrous on in March and there were already some 3 and 4 inch weeds out there, and now they’re a foot tall.” He says the problem is being compounded by a lack of days suitable for spraying herbicides. ...     

  • Michigan farmers filling freezers
    by Nicole Heslip on May 17, 2024 at 8:47 pm

    Young farmers are increasing access to local meat at some Michigan food banks. Sanilac County’s Darcy Lipskey tells Brownfield her local farm bureau often donated a county fair animal to local food pantries, but there was a storage problem. “We have eight food pantries in Sanilac County and only one had a freezer,” she explains. “That freezer was only above a refrigerator so if we donated a whole beef, there was no way that whole beef was going to fit.” Lipskey spearheaded an effort to get deep freezers in place at all food banks in the county.  Other farmers also wanted to contribute, but again ran into roadblocks. ...     

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