Tag: Mark Stephenson

The Big Get Bigger in US Dairy Industry

As the US dairy industry struggles with low milk prices, a number of trends continue to drive a make over of the country’s dairy farm operations. Overall, the size of farm operations continues to grow rapidly, says Mark Stephenson, University of Wisconsin’s Director of Dairy Policy Analysis. Stephenson told farmers attending the Canadian Dairy XPO… Read more »

TWORA — TPP, the Ag Leaders Debate & the World Dairy Expo — Oct. 1

It’s not every week cows and tractors make an appearance at Parliament Hill. From the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations and protests to the federal ag leaders debate to the World Dairy Expo, there’s lots to catch up on in this week’s ag news podcast: Subscribe to one of our Awesome E-newsletters Mentioned:  Yield or Protein? What’s… Read more »

US Dairy Farmers Push For Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal

In 2014 when RealAgriculture visited the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin, there were smiles all around from US dairy farmers. But one year later, US$25 per hundredweight milk prices are but a memory. One of the possible remedies to low prices could be greater access to the Canadian market. If there’s truth to reports… Read more »