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Dairy promotion, pricing are separate issues | leadertelegram.com

Dairy promotion, pricing are separate issues | leadertelegram.com

As dairy farmers, we find ourselves looking for answers to our low prices. Whether you have 25 cows or 5,000 cows, we’re often operating below the cost of production. It also doesn’t matter what region of the U.S. in which a person is dairying; experts claim that most dairies are $2 per hundredweight below cost […]

‘The liquid milk price for farmers had become a joke’ | Independent

‘The liquid milk price for farmers had become a joke’ | Independent

Cork dairy farmer Vivian Buttimer switched from liquid to manufacturing milk production last year because the prices being paid by the supermarkets had “become a joke”. Vivian, who milks 160 Holsteins at the historic Ford Farm at Ballinascarthy, outside Clonakilty, fears that the low margins in liquid milk will lead to an exodus of dairy […]

News Australia: Milk price index to undergo federal review | 9 News

News Australia: Milk price index to undergo federal review | 9 News

Labor has accused Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud of desperation after he launched a review of the federal government’s milk price index. The index was designed to help producers compare farm gate prices, as well as export prices for cheese, butter, skim milk and whole milk powder, but has copped criticism since it was released […]

Fonterra and Synlait in war of words over dairy reform | RNZ News

Fonterra and Synlait in war of words over dairy reform | RNZ News

In a submission on the reform process, Fonterra said there was now plenty of competition, so many of those rules could be relaxed. But Synlait’s submission accused Fonterra of often paying more to farmers than market conditions for milk said it should. It funded this higher price by sacrificing the value of its own shares. […]

U.S. Sanctions Spark Venezuela Oil Surge Half the World Away | Bloomberg

U.S. Sanctions Spark Venezuela Oil Surge Half the World Away | Bloomberg

The U.S. measures have sparked speculation over whether Venezuela will be able to sustain exports of its dense and sulfurous “heavy-sour” crudes. Meanwhile, American refiners are scouting for alternatives, squeezing supplies of similar oil varieties across the globe. Booming demand for infrastructure in China has made such grades prized in the Asian nation because they […]

The Natural Gas Price Plunge Isn’t Over Yet | OilPrice.com

The Natural Gas Price Plunge Isn’t Over Yet | OilPrice.com

Natural gas prices started the winter season with a bang, but could end it with a whimper. Henry Hub natural gas prices spiked last November to multi-year highs, nearing $5/MMBtu. The extraordinary drawdown in inventories left the U.S. with the smallest cushion of gas supplies in over 15 years. A cold snap threatened to push […]

Canada has to be more transparent in Class 7 pricing | Wisconsin State Farmer

Canada has to be more transparent in Class 7 pricing | Wisconsin State Farmer

As Congress prepares to review a new trade agreement replacing NAFTA, the U.S. dairy industry remains wary that a Canadian protectionist pricing policy could return under another name. U.S. Dairy Export Council President and CEO Tom Vilsack told Farm Journal Editor Rhonda Brooks that transparency in dealing with the Canadian government may be among the trade policy challenges facing the U.S. […]

Low Oil Prices Could Cripple Texas Job Growth | Oil Price

Low Oil Prices Could Cripple Texas Job Growth | Oil Price

Job growth in Texas is not exactly screeching to a halt, but low oil prices could start to lead to weaker employment figures. “The Texas labor market will likely tighten further in the months ahead; however, if oil prices continue to linger around $50 per barrel, job growth in the state may begin to decelerate. […]

Natural Gas Winter Price Surge Leaves Bulls Joyful; Spot Gas Mixed | Natural Gas Intelligence

Natural Gas Winter Price Surge Leaves Bulls Joyful; Spot Gas Mixed | Natural Gas Intelligence

January natural gas prices on Tuesday recovered half of the last two trading days’ 60-cent plunge as the prompt month bounced off support, despite mostly mild weather on tap for the remainder of the year. The Nymex January gas futures contract was strong right out of the gate but then went on to settle a […]

New York approves ‘innovative’ Con Edison pricing pilot with dual recruitment strategies | Utility Dive

New York approves ‘innovative’ Con Edison pricing pilot with dual recruitment strategies | Utility Dive

Dive Insight: California isn’t the only place experimenting with opt-out time-of-use rates, which utilities believe will eventually be a key strategy to sending customers more accurate time-based pricing signals. In the Golden State, investor-owned utilities will begin shifting all customers to TOU rates in 2019 and 2020. Consolidated Edison’s opt-out approach in New York will […]