This page contains links to many other dairy related web sites. Click on the site you would like to visit for more information about the dairy industry, markets, promotion, national organizations, milk quality and agricultural vendors.

Markets

AMS Dairy Market News – a weekly publication by USDA that discusses the weeks dairy marketing news in depth.

Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) – daily pricing information for cheese, nonfat dry milk powder and futures and options. Butter prices three times per week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. A drop down menu will allow you to select different commodities.

National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) – Reports published each weekday for all commodities. Dairy Prices released each Friday.

Ken Bailey – Economist from Penn State University – Weekly commentary on dairy markets and other dairy related topics.

Federal Milk Marketing Order #1 – Milk Marketing Order information for the Northeast Milk Marketing Order. Price paid to dairy farmers in Vermont, New York and New Hampshire as well as many other Northeastern States.

Understanding Dairy Markets – This pages helps everyone understand dairy markets as well as Futures and Options Trading.

Cornell Program on Dairy Markets – Information and research on dairy markets from Cornell University.

 

National Organizations

National Milk Producers Federation – National lobbying organization for dairy cooperatives nationwide. Information on legislation, markets, industry and animal health.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Home page for USDA – information on markets, programs, foreign markets, animal health and other topics.

Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) – National Dairy Promotion and Research Organization.

Cooperatives Working Together – Farmer led and funded program to address supply and demand imbalances in the dairy industry.

 

State Contacts

State of Vermont Home Page – State of Vermont information on laws, regulation, legislature and agencies.

State of Vermont Department of Ag, Foods and Markets Home Page – State of Vermont Department of Agriculture

Vermont Cattle Health Improvement Project – Project in Vermont to assist dairy farmers to improve and maintain the health of their animals.

State of New York – State of New York information on laws, regulations, legislature and agencies.

State of New York Department of Ag Home Page – State of New York Department of Agriculture

New York Cattle Health Assurance Program – Project in New York to assist dairy farmers to improve and maintain the health of their animals.

State of New Hampshire – State of New Hampshire information on laws, regulation, legislature and agencies.

New Hampshire Department of Agriculture – State of New Hampshire Department of Agriculture

The Margin Protection Program – Overview of how the margin protection program works.

 

Milk Quality

Dairy Practices Council – Information about milking practices, facilities design and dairy products.

Milk and Beef Quality Assurance – Quality dairy and beef production information.

National Mastitis Council – National organization dedicated to the prevention of mastitis. Information on research, on farm practices and training activities.

Dairy.com – Web site with management information for all dairy farmers.

 

Agricultural Related Businesses

Blue Seal Feeds – Animals Feed for Farmers

Cargill Animal Nutrition – Animal Feed for Farmers

Poulin Grain – Animal Feed for Farmers