Are Dairy Farmers Facing the Year 2009 Again?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2015 in Blog |

Guest Editorial by Arden Tewksbury, Manager, Pro Ag With dairy farmers’ prices plummeting $9.50 per cwt. (hundred weight) from the high point of $26.16 in September 2014 down to the present level of $16.66, it makes one wonder if the net result will come close to the 2009 massacre. The high point of 2008 was $21.11 per cwt. in Federal Order #1. The low point in 2009 was $11.56. This means the dairy farmers’ price dropped $9.55 per cwt. from...

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NFFC Leader Arden Tewksbury: Federal Policies Hurt Dairy Operations

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Press |

Last updated: March 03. 2015 6:20PM – 691 Views By Geraldine Gibbons – ggibbons@civitasmedia.com Lifelong Northeastern Pennsylvania dairy farmer Arden Tewksbury said Tuesday the U.S. Department of Agriculture figures show that dairy farmers across the country are struggling to cover the high cost of feed and other inputs on their farms. In a teleconference, representatives of the National Family Farm Coalition said the federal...

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NFFC Joining Iowa CCI, Allies at Food & Ag Justice Summit

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Blog, Uncategorized |

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2015/02/17/iowa-cci-ag-summit-protest-caucus/23551491/ The liberal advocacy group Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement will hold two days of counter-programming to next month’s Iowa Ag Summit featuring several potential Republican presidential candidates. The group on Tuesday announced a “Food & Ag Justice Summit” timed for the same weekend, with a “people and...

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Supporting Dairy Farmers is Part of a Balanced Diet

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Blog |

  Eat fat! That is the message delivered in new studies that suggest Americans have wrongfully avoided fat in their diets for decades. In an effort to deal with the growing epidemic of heart disease, scientists turned their focus to cutting fat from diets. Many of those studies failed to control for major heart disease contributors like​ smoking, stress, sedentary lifestyles, and obesity. Nonetheless, the war against fat had...

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Kaptur defends GIPSA, farmers, and ranchers in Appropriations debate

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in Blog |

Please watch the House Appropriations debates last week over Representative Kaptur’s amendments to strike language from the GIPSA rider. Current language prevents the GIPSA administration from protecting farmers and ranchers against retaliation, anti-competitive practices, and abusive contracts. Unfortunately, both amendments were voted down in recorded votes. We will continue our efforts to take this language out as the bill moves into...

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