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May 10, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Better Safety Net

Sarina’s dairy outlook for 2019, sponsored by Farm Credit at the Central Plains Dairy Expo.

Apr 22, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Shrinking Herd

Part 2 of Sarina’s dairy outlook for 2019, sponsored by Farm Credit at the Central Plains Dairy Expo.

Apr 17, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

A Better Year for Dairy Producers

Sarina’s dairy outlook for 2019, sponsored by Farm Credit at the Central Plains Dairy Expo.

May 23, 2018 | The Business of Agriculture

Central Plains Dairies Have a Competitive Advantage

“U.S. dairy can really make a splash globally.”

Apr 20, 2018 |

Why Dairy Producers are Feeling Financial Pain

Sarina Sharp, a market analyst for the “Daily Dairy Report” and a Farm Credit-sponsored presenter at the recent Central Plains Dairy Expo, explains the market forces that are squeezing margins.

Mar 8, 2016 | The Business of Agriculture

Stress Test to Manage Margin Risk in Your Dairy

Do you know at what point your dairy operation would run out of its capacity to borrow? Here’s a how-to on stress testing your operation.

Jun 25, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

Dairy Q-and-A: Putting Profits to Work

Dairy producers remain mindful of the past as they make financial decisions for the future.

Feb 3, 2015 | From the Farm

Ag-Ceptional Woman Guides Farm, Family through Tragedy

The Ag-ceptional award recognizes one woman each year for the excellence she brings to agriculture. Dawn Winkelbauer, whose family has a farm and dairy near Norfolk, Nebraska, recently was named Ag-ceptional Woman of the Year.

Aug 7, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

Economic Conditions: Dairy, Ethanol, Poultry

Our commodity experts look at the economic factors that shaped second quarter prices, and what it means for the dairy, poultry and ethanol industries.

Jun 17, 2014 | Rural Communities

Iowans Shine at Dairy Quiz Bowl

June is National Dairy Month. Iowa is celebrating by crowning 4-H youths who excel in their knowledge of the always changing dairy industry.

Jun 12, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

USDA’s June Forecast for 2014/15 Production and Season-Average Farm Prices

The USDA says crop conditions in the Corn Belt are the better than any time since 2007. Check out what, if any, impact this is having on projected yields – along with a lot of other good information on 2014/15 production and price forecasts.

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