The Milkweed
Dairy’s best information and insights
P.O. Box 10, Brooklyn, WI 53521 · (608) 455-2400      © 2002 - 2015 The Milkweed  all rights reserved

Inside the June 2020 Issue (Issue No. 491): Stories of the Month: Recent Yo-Yo Cheddar Prices: Down Like a Rock Up Like a Rocket (P. 1) . . . Three Important Analyses inside: Cream Multiples, Midwest Spot Prices & Depooling (p. 1) . . . Other Stories Inside The Milkweed: Dean Foods Failed April Payments to Many Suppliers & Vendors (p. 2) . . . DFA Members Absorb “Coronavirus” Deducts (p.2) . . . May 2020 Class III Price Down to $12/14/cwt. (p. 2) . . . Tom Vilsack’s “Moonlighting” for Purdue Harma Earned $37,650 in April (p. 3) . . . Mike McCloskey Rumored Top Bidder for Dean Foods’ Chemung, IL Plant (p. 3) . . . Milk Fat Scarce: Cream Multiples Spie Across the Country (P. 4) . . . I Can Hear Dairy Producers’ Howls of Frustration a Month in Advance … (p. 4) . . . FSA Issues First Payments to Farmers in COVID-=19 Assistance Program (p. 5) . . . March-April Chaos Boosted Cheese Export Efforts, U.S. Buyers in Frenzy Finding Fresh Product (p. 5) . . . Is U.S./China Trade Deal in Trouble? (p. 6) . . . 1981 Agri-Mark Consent Decree: Good Precedent for Today’s DFA (p. 6) . . . But Co-ops Unpaid (p. 7): . . . Foremost Farms Closing Chilton, WI Plant; No Interest in Reedsburg (p. 7) . . . Scharfmans’ Specialty Cheese Company Built on Niche Markets (p. 8-9) . . . Hunger Task Force Announces June Dairy Month Recovery Grant Program (p. 9) . . . WestView Dairy: from Soil to Scoop (Ice Cream)and Everything In between (p. 10-11) . . . Disappoints About USDA Food Box Program (p. 11) . . . Scenic Central Milk Producers Cooperative is Marketing More Milk than Ever (p. 12) . . . U.S. DOJ Seeks Info from Top 4 Beef Packers (p. 22) . . . heddar Prices Rocket to the Moon; Butter Also Sees Gains (p. 13) . . . Dairy Livestock Picture: Money Tight Heifer Numbers Light (p. 14) . . . Food Lion and MD & VA Milk Producers File Antitrust Complaint vs. DFA (p. 14) . . . Time to restrict DFA’s milk empire (p. 15) . . . Direly needed: forensic audit of Dean Foods’ finances (p. 15) . . . Recent Retail Scanner Data Shows Spectacular, Weekly Dairy Products Sales Gains (p. 16) . . . SUBSCRIBE and Keep Informed About the Dairy Industry! . . . We are now offering an electronic email version of The Milkweed . . .

Home Latest
          Issue Archives Hot Topics Who We Are
Issues in Depth  Hall of Shame Links


Dairy’s Best Publication!

Now Subscribe Online, Click Here

Get smart about Your Milk Price.  Subscribe Today!

Stories of the Month - June 2020:

Recent Yo-Yo Cheddar Prices: Down Like a Rock Up Like a Rocket (P. 1)

Three Important Analyses inside: Cream Multiples, Midwest Spot Prices & Depooling (p. 1)

HOT TOPIC 05-2019

"Kansas Statute 17-1642"


Amended Milk Powder Lawsuit Alleges Fraudulent Criminal Activities by DairyAmerica
Just Click on The Above Headline

Amended Milk Powder Complaint - 02/10/2017

Help Stop Beef Imports from Foot-And-Mouth Infected Countries

Latest Northeast Anti-Trust Lawsuit



HOT ISSUES ON THE FRONT BURNER  (click on headlines below):

Recent Dairy Trade Mission to Cuba: Q & A with Bob Wolter
What You Need to Know about Foot-and-Mouth Disease

NZ’s Failed History of Dairy Product Quality

Firm Tried to Sell NZ Glue as MPC in Wisconsin


NZ Dairy Menace Extends Far Beyond Recent Botulism Scandal


NPR: Independent Farmers Feel Squeezed By Milk Cartel

USDA Milk Powder Pricing Fiasco & OIG Report

    More Hot Topics





    The Milkweed reports what’s really happening in the U.S. dairy industry.   
You can’t afford to miss the real news affecting your bottom line!


    Every month for the past 34+ years, The Milkweed has been providing subscribers with facts and insights about events determining prices for dairy commodities and farm milk.  No other dairy paper matches the high-caliber reporting found in     The Milkweed.


    Controversial?  Yes!  You’ll find that this paper names names and backs up its reporting with hard-to-find facts.  Over the years, The Milkweed has documented:

    You’ll read about trends in milk supplies and demand for dairy products, analysis of dairy animal price trends, the weather … and many other factors that influence milk prices and the dairy farmers’ profitability. 


    The Milkweed is written for the dairy farmer and other interested persons in the dairy industry.  This paper is now in its 34th year of continuous publication, and counts about 6,000 subscribers.                                                                                               

No advertising revenue influences this publication.


    Get smart about your milk price. Put dairy’s best publication to work for you. Subscribe today.






Home | Subscribe Now! | Current  Issue | The Milkweed Archives | Hot Topics | Who We Are | Issues In Depth | Hall of Shame | Links | Contact Us