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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. […]

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. […]

Agriculture, finance ministries sign deal with dairy farmers on pricing | Haaretz

Agriculture, finance ministries sign deal with dairy farmers on pricing | Haaretz

Agriculture representatives, the Finance Ministry and the Agriculture Ministry signed an agreement late Sunday night regarding the dairy industry for the coming years, after negotiations that lasted a year. The agreement’s goal is to prevent a rise in consumer dairy prices, despite the increase in raw milk prices over the past two years. Want to […]

New dairy regulation won’t be a milk price panacea | The Australian Dairyfarmer

New dairy regulation won’t be a milk price panacea | The Australian Dairyfarmer

Dairy farmers have been warned not to expect the industry’s proposed mandatory code of conduct to trigger any obvious lift in prices negotiated between milk processors and retailers. After months of volatile debate, peak farmer body Australian Dairy Farmers has told the federal government it will offer unified support for a mandatory code for processor-farmer […]

Local farmers talk milk pricing, labor with Richard Neal | Daily Hampshire Gazette

Local farmers talk milk pricing, labor with Richard Neal | Daily Hampshire Gazette

Congressman Richard Neal heard directly from farmers affected by federal policies as part of a tour Tuesday intended to help him understand the interests of those he represents. Neal and Daniel Smiarowski, Massachusetts district director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, stopped at Sunbrite Farm and Eden Pond Farm in Bernardston, as well as Outlook […]

5 price strategies for farmers | Farm and Dairy

5 price strategies for farmers | Farm and Dairy

A price strategy can help farmers attract new customers, increase sales volume, boost revenue and gain access to new markets. The following five strategies work well in direct sales channels such as farmers’ markets, farm stands, Community Supported Agriculture, retail, restaurant and institutions. 1Penetration pricing Penetration pricing attracts customers with a low price for a […]

Milk price index arrives | Gippsland Times

Milk price index arrives | Gippsland Times

DAIRY farmers will be better able to understand and interpret commodity market price signals following the launch of the new Milk Price Index. The index will provide independent and transparent market information to dairy farmers. The index will be supported by a one-year forecast of prices that will be updated quarterly, along with regular global, national and […]