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Australian Agricultural Commodities - Dairy
Lower world dairy prices are predicted, as higher feed prices are expected to constrain growth in milk production, according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics....
What Do RIN Values Tell Us about Biofuel Mandates?
The impact of the US drought on the price of corn and other feed grains and oilseeds has made the arcane subject of Renewable Identification Number (RINs) and the role of US biofuel policy of great interest this year. For example, there have been a number...
Dairy Quotas in Latvia
Roger Waite, spokesperson for the European Commissioner of Agriculture gives a background to the milk quota system, particularly looking at Latvia. ...
Australian Cheese Markets
Australian cheese production declined during the 10 years to 2011–12 with a trend away from producing cheddar toward non-cheddar cheese types....
Global Grain Markets Tighten - FAO Cereal Supply and Demand Brief
Continued deterioration of cereal crop prospects over the past two months, due to unfavourable weather conditions in a number of major producing regions, has led to a sharp cut in FAO’s world production forecast since the previous report in July. Based...
Irish Milk Market Outlook
The prospects for Irish dairy exports are good for 2012, but prices will probably not be as high as in 2011. Exports increased by up to 17 per cent and output increased by three per cent. EU prices were generally higher in 2011, and the Fonterra price...
Argentina Looks to Export Markets for Dairy Products
Argentina’s dairy farmers annually deliver about 30 per cent more milk than required to meet domestic demand. Its processing sector has had moderate success in export markets....
DairyCo July report - Production Peaks in EU
There appears to be more confidence in European dairy markets as we move through the EU milk production peak and milk supply moderates, according to DairyCo, the UK levy board. ...
Rabobank Dairy Quarterly: Slow Squeeze Coming
Dairy commodity prices fell through April and May before a small rally in June brought a 14-month bear market to at least a temporary end. However supply growth is expected to lose momentum through the second half of 2012 as farmers see further reductions...
US Dairy Outlook: May Milk Production Increased
May 2012 23 major dairy states milk production increased 2.1 per cent. Production per cow was up by 22 pounds from one year ago, writes Kristen Schulte from the Iowa State University....
High Feed Prices, Low Milk Prices - What Can You Do?
Current economic conditions are causing intense frustration throughout the dairy industry, writes Bob James, Extension Dairy Scientist, Virginia University....
Private Industry Invests Heavily into Agricultural Productivity
Over the past several decades, private-sector firms have become major players in developing new innovations for agriculture worldwide ,writes the USDA Economic Research Service. ...
Immigration Policy and its Possible Effects on US Agriculture
Changes being considered would affect the market for hired farm labour. Analysis by the Economic Research Service looks at the possible effects of a decrease in the supply of unauthorised labour in all sectors of the US economy – including agriculture...
Fall in Milk Prices, Increased Feed Prices Puts Pressure on Dairy Producers
Dairy producers have experienced volatility with decreased milk prices and sustained high feed prices so far in 2012, writes Kristen Schulte, Extension Farm & Agribusiness Management Specialist with Iowa State University....
A Viable Progression Path in the Dairy Industry
This report, put together by AgFirst and Federated Farmers looks at the progression path for those wishing to progress from a farm employee to farm owner, after concerns that this traditional progression is under threat, and the path to succession more...
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