DFAs payments to members are cleared monthly, not accumulated for a year.That throws off Moodys assertion that DFA is in a healthy balance of total member payments relative to the co-ops debt.Dean Foods sent out termination notices to some of its producers in the Southeast.DFA-owned Piedmont Milk Sales will quit buying milk from independents and DFA will help those producers form a new co-op.Bottom line: the Kiwis milk solids are depressed by drought and historic trends only show lower levels each month, until milk production starts picking up again in August.Interesting to see the wide swings in New Zealands seasonal milk production patterns. Two researchers from Iowa State University are claiming that Russians are helping spark attitudes in the United States that oppose genetically-modified organisms (GMOs).
Moodys Investors Services October 2017 analysis of Dairy Farmers of America seems to miss a key point.
MMPAs membership is angry at the co-ops failure to stem marketing losses.
Writer Nate Wilson gives the sorry history of New York State Gov.
Jan Shepel reports on a presentation by Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection meat specialist Jeff Swenson, who ranged through a variety of subjects on consumer beef demand.
As 100 dairy farmers shipping milk to Dean Foods as independents count down that markets ending on May 31, most of the blame for that situation has been placed on Walmarts new fluid milk plant at Fort Wayne, Indiana.