New Podcast

Posted on February 27, 2015

Is it a classic "dead cat bounce"? Mark Stephenson and Bob Cropp consider the possibility given recent price increases around the time of new Milk Production and Cold Storage reports. The video is about 10-1/2 minutes long and you can access it from the Podcast section of the web site.

New Podcast

Posted on February 20, 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is a branch of government that most of us think we are familiar with. However, the USDA has many departments, divisions and programs and it is quite possible that you may not be familiar with all of them. Mark Stephenson had a chance to sit down with Steven Silverman, Director of the National Appeals Division of USDA, to learn a bit more about this independent division of USDA and what it might do for a producer should the need arise. The video is about 15 minutes long and you can video is about 15 minutes long and you can access it from the Podcast section of the web site.

New Publication

Posted on February 19, 2015

A proposal for a California Federal Milk Marketing Order was recently submitted to USDA by three cooperatives with members in the state. The California FMMO proposal has some provisions that any other Federal Order would recognize, some which are similiar but contain unique aspects, and others which differ significantly. John Newton has authored an Information Letter which compares and contrasts some of the more unique provisions. You can download a copy of the paper here.