In this report, Farm Credit East Business Consultants Gregg McConnell and Bill Zweigbaum explain some basics about milk price and the Producer Price Differential (PPD) found on dairy producers' milk checks, as well as how premiums are being calculated and what this means for producers.
In this report, Farm Credit East is pleased to present viewpoints from two leading experts in the field of milk marketing: Dr. Mark Stephenson, Director of Dairy Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin, and Lucas Fuess, Director of Dairy Market Intelligence at HighGround Dairy.
Given low milk prices, the past several years have been challenging for Northeast dairy producers, and 2018 was no exception. Learn more in the 2018 Northeast Dairy Farm Summary. This year's report summarizes the results of 305 dairy farms of all sizes, from across the region.