April - 2020

The novel coronavirus has strangled foodservice and export channels, and the industry simply has more milk than it can handle. With so much lost demand, the dairy industry must cut production. The market is laboring ruthlessly to make that happen.

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April - 2020

The retail surge has petered out. Consumers are still standing in the grocery checkout line with more dairy in their cart but the industry cannot make up for lost foodservice demand and throttled exports.

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March - 2020

Those numbers clearly won’t pay the bills, and after four painful years (and a couple good months) dairy producers are in no shape to weather this storm.

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March - 2020

Strong fluid milk consumption will benefit the whole industry by reducing dairy product output at a time when overall demand is likely taking a sizable hit.

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March - 2020

Plunging stocks, cheap oil, and a strong dollar would normally spell disaster in the dairy markets. There was a lot of red ink on LaSalle Street but the damage was not nearly as extreme as feared.

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March - 2020

The dairy markets sprinted out of the gate on Monday, but they couldn’t sustain such an energetic pace. The dairy markets are fixated on the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impact on the economy and consumer behavior. However, there are a lot of good things to be said about dairy market fundamentals.

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