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Dairy Outlook: February 2019 - Articles Articles

Dairy Outlook: February 2019

David L. Swartz, Robert C. Goodling, Jr., Claudia Schmidt, Ph.D., Virginia A. Ishler, Timothy Beck

Pennsylvania All Milk Price remains plateaued around $18/cwt through the first quarter of 2019 with futures indicating moderate increases during the last two quarters. More
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Dairy Outlook: December 2018 - Articles Articles

Dairy Outlook: December 2018

David L. Swartz, Robert C. Goodling, Jr., Claudia Schmidt, Ph.D., Virginia A. Ishler, Timothy Beck

Pennsylvania All Milk Price is projected to oscillate between $18.00 and 18.50/cwt in the first half of 2019 given current futures. Though slightly higher than 2018, it still may be at or below an operation's breakeven. More
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Margins and Cash Flow Impacted Herds Differently - Articles Articles

Margins and Cash Flow Impacted Herds Differently

Virginia A. Ishler, Timothy Beck

Good decisions can only be made when a farm’s breakeven margin is known and monitored. More
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Dairy Outlook: November 2018 - Articles Articles

Dairy Outlook: November 2018

Robert C. Goodling, Jr., David L. Swartz, Claudia Schmidt, Ph.D., Timothy Beck, Virginia A. Ishler

Milk prices appear to be starting a slow, methodical climb. Feed costs remain in flux with harvest and quality uncertainties. More
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Dairy Outlook: October 2018 - Articles Articles

Dairy Outlook: October 2018

Robert C. Goodling, Jr., David L. Swartz, Claudia Schmidt, Ph.D., Timothy Beck, Virginia A. Ishler

Current dairy markets are hinting at potential gradual increase in milk price into 2019. Global trade volatility continues to hinder widespread optimism. More
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Dairy Outlook: September 2018 - Articles Articles

Dairy Outlook: September 2018

Robert C. Goodling, Jr., David L. Swartz, Claudia Schmidt, Ph.D., Virginia A. Ishler, Timothy Beck

Milk prices remain on the low side of a four-year modest price range. Monitoring a producer's individual price regularly is vital to see trends and potential opportunities at the farm level. More
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Dairy Outlook: June 2018 - Articles Articles

Dairy Outlook: June 2018

David L. Swartz, Robert C. Goodling, Jr., Timothy Beck, Virginia A. Ishler

Milk price continued slow climb, but milk margins remain tight. Current tumultuous environment in global trade may limit long term progress. More
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Nonfat Dry Milk - Is it on the Comeback? - News News
Nonfat dry milk (NFDM) was first invented in 1802. It’s amazing that more than 200 years later, we are still using it in a variety of ways. More
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Dairy Outlook: May 2018 - Articles Articles

Dairy Outlook: May 2018

David L. Swartz, Robert C. Goodling, Jr., Timothy Beck, Virginia A. Ishler

Long term survival of a dairy operation will hinge on management’s ability to find ways to push the cost of production below $17.50/cwt while maintaining some level of reinvestment in the operation. More
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Eating Better on a Budget - News News

Eating Better on a Budget

05/02/2018

Get the most for your budget! There are many ways to save money on the foods that you eat. More
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Make Your Own Sanitizing Solution - News News
When was the last time you sanitized your kitchen sink? Keeping food safe involves more than keeping hot foods hot and cold foods cold. More
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Garden Craft

05/01/2018

Are you planning to start a garden this spring? Garden arts and crafts are a fun way to make your garden beautiful. More
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Encouraging Kids to Eat New Vegetables - News News
Trying new vegetables can be very difficult for kids. Textures and colors could be barriers for your child. More
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Are You Ready for the Vegetable Challenge? - News News
If you have tried five or more of these vegetables, do you think you could try more? More
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Dairy Outlook: April 2018 - Articles Articles

Dairy Outlook: April 2018

Robert C. Goodling, Jr., David L. Swartz, Timothy Beck, Virginia A. Ishler

Pennsylvania dairy cash flows continue to be upside down as income over feed cost and milk margins shrink and are below breakeven levels. More
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Dairy Outlook: March 2018 - Articles Articles

Dairy Outlook: March 2018

David L. Swartz, Robert C. Goodling, Jr., Virginia A. Ishler, Timothy Beck

With cow numbers steady, increasing domestic milk production, robust inventory of dairy products, and other factors, there are no market signals to indicate strength for future milk prices. More
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Dairy Outlook: February 2018 - Articles Articles

Dairy Outlook: February 2018

David L. Swartz, Robert C. Goodling, Jr., Timothy Beck, Virginia A. Ishler

All milk price for December 2017 showed the anticipated drop from the previous month. Feed price were steady, created a slightly smaller Income over Feed Cost opportunity. More
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Washing Food: Does it Promote Food Safety? - News News
Should we wash our food? The answer depends on the type of food. Some foods are recommended to be washed, others are not. More
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In the Kitchen - News News

In the Kitchen

02/09/2018

Here are some abbreviations to remember when you are reading recipes More
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Buying Fruits and Vegetables on a Budget - News News
We may look at buying vegetables and fruits for our families to eat but they can seem too expensive. More
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Bulgur - What is it? - News News

Bulgur - What is it?

02/09/2018

Bulgur is not a food found frequently on shopping lists. However, it is a whole grain. Most Americans consume enough grains, but only a few are whole grains. More
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Does Spinach Fit the Top 2018 Diets? - News News
Recently the media has reported on the best diets for 2018. The USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) DASH Diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) ranked at the top of the list! More
Coconut Oil: Why All the Excitement?
Coconut Oil: Why All the Excitement? - Articles Articles

Coconut Oil: Why All the Excitement?

Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N., Lynn James, MS, RDN, LDN

Saturated fats raise the “bad cholesterol” (LDL, or low-density lipoprotein), which may lead to atherosclerosis (heart attacks and strokes). More
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Dairy Outlook: January 2018 - Articles Articles

Dairy Outlook: January 2018

David L. Swartz, Robert C. Goodling, Jr., Virginia A. Ishler, Timothy Beck

Current predicted Class III price for the first 11 months of 2018 is averaging $14.57/cwt. To face the year with optimism is to be sure dairy producers really understand their cost of production. More
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Dairy Outlook: December 2017 - Articles Articles

Dairy Outlook: December 2017

David L. Swartz, Robert C. Goodling, Jr., Timothy Beck, Virginia A. Ishler

The milk price forecast for 2018 is starting to solidify, and good news is hard to find. U.S. milk production growth has slowed, but global supply is still hampering future price increases. More
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