milk

Record dairy prices help farmers make it through down years

Dairy farmers use profits from good years to improve efficiency

When dairy prices hit a record high this year Lloyd Holterman, a dairy farmer for 33 years, didn't get too excited. He's been in the business long enough to know that what goes up must come down.

Higher milk prices not causing cheesemakers problems

Cheesemakers often plan for price hikes a year in advance

As thousands celebrated a century of Green Co. Cheese Days by spending thousands, many cheese makers say the recent milk price spike does not cause them any cost-curdling fears.

Dairy farmers disagree on sales of raw milk

Advocates say raw milk tastes better and has more nutrients

When it comes to the sale of raw milk, even dairy farmers who drink their own raw product disagree over whether they and their peers should be allowed to sell it.

Raw milk advocates plan rally outside trial

Trial scheduled for next week

Raw milk advocates say they expect hundreds of supporters to turn out next week for the trial of a Wisconsin farmer charged with several licensing violations.

Farmers worry about dairy prices as deadline nears

Farmers say without changes, milk could cost $6 a gallon

While the White House and Congress struggle to avert the economic "fiscal cliff," dairy farmers are worried that the outcome of the effort could affect the farm bill and milk prices.

Extreme heat cuts milk production

Farmer: milk production has dropped 15-25 percent

Dairy farmers in Wisconsin are trying to keep their herds cool in this extreme heat in order to sustain milk production.

Extreme heat cuts milk production

Farmer: milk production has dropped 15-25 percent

Dairy farmers in Wisconsin are trying to keep their herds cool in this extreme heat in order to sustain milk production.